Tyler Farr Has No. 1 Single With “A Guy Walks Into a Bar”

It’s a Third Week at No. 1 for ZBB’s Jekyll + Hyde

Tyler Farr trots into the winner’s circle on Billboard’s country airplay chart this week with “A Guy Walks Into a Bar.” It’s been a long haul. The song began its upward journey 42 weeks ago.

And for the third straight week, the Zac Brown Band’s Jekyll + Hyde is country music’s bestselling album.

The highest debuting CD this time around, bowing at No. 3, is the soundtrack The Music of Nashville: Season 3: Volume 2. By Nielsen SoundScan’s count, the collection sold 12,220 copies its first week out.

The other newcomers are Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell’s The Traveling Kind (No. 8) and Upchurch’s Cheatham County EP (No. 29).

Returning to action are the multi–artist package Now That’s What I Call ACM Awards: 50 Years (back at No. 14) and Jake Owen’s Days of Gold (No. 48).

There’s just one new song to herald — Steven Tyler’s “Love Is Your Name.” Produced by the prolific Dann Huff and written by Lindsey Lee and Eric Paslay, it breaks the tape at No. 33. This marks the first foray into country music for Aerosmith’s adventurous lead singer.

Toby Keith’s “35 MPH Town” rolls back into the chart at No. 60.

The No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5 albums this week, in that order, are Sam Hunt’s Montevallo, Chris Stapleton’s Traveller and Reba’s Love Somebody.

Rounding out the Top 5 songs cluster are Billy Currington’s Billy Currington’s “Don’t It,” A Thousand Horses’ “Smoke,” Florida Georgia Line’s “Sippin’ on Fire” and Keith Urban and Eric Church’s “Raise ‘Em Up” (last week’s No. 1).

Have you heard your “summer song” yet? Let us know. And the name, of course.

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