Montevallo and “I See You” Continue Their Chart Dominance

New Arrivals: Rodney Atkins’ Greatest Hits, Carrie Underwood’s "Little Toy Guns"

Like Old Man River and Kanye West’s babblings, Sam Hunt’s Montevallo just keeps rolling along. This is its fourth straight week at the top of Billboard’s country albums chart.

Luke Bryan’s “I See You” is demonstrating some staying power, too, reveling in its second week as America’s most-played country song.

Montevallo kept its hold by selling 14,776 more copies since the last report, which brings its total sales, by Nielsen SoundScan’s count, to 302,398 units.

On Billboard’s all-genres rankings, Montevallo stands at No. 18. The highest it’s been on that chart is No. 3.

Sad to say, only two new albums alight on the chart this week. They are Rodney AtkinsGreatest Hits, gliding in at No. 28, and LeAnn RimesAll-Time Greatest Hits at No. 30.

Returning albums include the soundtrack to the movie The Best of You (No. 23), Brandy Clark’s 12 Stories (No. 29) and the self-titled collection, Eric Paslay (No. 50).

There isn’t a lot of new activity on the songs list, either. The fresh arrivals are Carrie Underwood’s “Little Toy Guns”(No. 52) and Parmalee’s “Already Callin’ You Mine” (No. 55).

Hunt’s “House Party” re-enters at No. 58.
Rounding out the Top 5 albums array, in descending order, are Jason Aldean’s Old Boots, New Dirts, Underwood’s Greatest Hits, Decade #1, Florida Georgia Line’s Anything Goes and Eric Church’s The Outsiders.

The No. 2 through No. 5 songs are Florida Georgia Line’s “Sun Daze,” Thomas Rhett’s “Make Me Wanna,Blake Shelton’s “Lonely Tonight,” featuring Ashley Monroe, and Randy Houser’s “Like a Cowboy.”

Next week we should be able to see if the Grammy award show had a significant impact on sales and airplay activity. And wouldn’t it be nice if it did?

Edward Morris is a veteran of country music journalism. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and is a frequent contributor to CMT.com.