It’s taken 30 weeks for it to make the climb, but Dierks Bentley’s “Say You Do” has finally reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s country airplay chart. This is Bentley’s 13th chart-topper.
Meanwhile, on the albums side, Reba’s Love Somebody occupies the top tier for the second straight week.
The highest debut album this week is Hold My Beer, Vol. 1 from Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen. It enters at No. 4 on Nielsen SoundScan certified sales of 12,522 copies.
Also new are William Clark Green’s Ringling Road (bowing at No. 18) and Randy Travis’ On The Other Hand: All The Number Ones (No. 26).
Returning to action are Rascal Flatts’ Rewind (No. 38), Dustin Lynch’s Where It’s At (No. 48) and the Mavericks’ Mono (No. 50).
There are just two new songs on the radar this week – the Zac Brown Band’s “Loving You Easy” (No. 30) and Brett Eldredge’s “Lose My Mind” (No. 34).
Blake Shelton’s fast-rising “Sangria” has slowed a bit in this, its sixth week out, hopping from No. 21 to No. 18.
The No. 2, No. 3 and No. 5 albums, in descending order, are Sam Hunt’s Montevallo, Little Big Town’s Pain Killer and Miranda Lambert’s Platinum, which rockets up from its No. 10 spot last week.
Completing the Top 5 songs array are Lee Brice’s “Drinking Class” and Keith Urban’s “Raise ‘Em Up,” (featuring Eric Church), Tyler Farr’s “A Guy Walks Into a Bar” and Hunt’s “Take Your Time.” (last week’s No. 1).
Although women or groups with women occupy a paltry three of the Top 10 album slots this week, it’s ever slimmer picking for the ladies among the Top 10 songs. There we hear only one female voice. It belongs to Grace Potter, whole shares billing with Kenny Chesney on “Wild Child” (now at No. 10).
So what do you make of this?