Dustin Lynch Scores Third No. 1 Single With “Mind Reader”

Keith Urban's Ripcord Keeps Album Supremacy For Second Week

Dustin Lynch’s “Mind Reader” has arrived at the summit of Billboard’s country airplay chart after 34 weeks of swimming upstream. It’s his third chart-topping single following “Hell of a Night” and “Where It’s At.”

And for the second straight week, Keith Urban’s Ripcord holds the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s country albums chart. Meanwhile, Jennifer NettlesPlaying With Fire makes its chart bow at No. 2 on first-week sales of 30,760 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Besides Nettles’, there are five other new albums to note: the soundtrack collection Nashville: The Music of Nashville, Season 4: Volume 2 (stepping in at No. 12), Cimorelli’s Up at Night (No. 24), Darrell Scott’s Couchville Sessions (No. 41), Post Monroe’s self-titled EP (No. 42) and Rob Baird’s Wrong Side of the River (No. 48).

Returning to the charts are Kip Moore’s Wild Ones (No. 43) and Jason Isbell’s Something More Than Free (No. 49).

Brett Eldredge‘s “Wanna Be That Song” is the week’s highest-debuting single, coming aboard at No. 58. Also first-timing is Maddie & Tae’s “Sierra” (No. 59).

Rounding out the Top 5 albums array, in descending order, are Cole Swindell’s You Should Be Here, Chris Stapleton’s Traveller and Joey + Rory’s Hymns.

The No. 2 through No. 5 songs are Old Dominion’s “Snapback,” Dierks Bentley‘s “Somewhere on a Beach” (last week’s No. 1), Blake Shelton’s “Came Here to Forget” and Thomas Rhett’s “T-Shirt.”

Is there a songwriters’ conspiracy afoot?

Ten of the Top 60 songs have one-word titles and sound rather mysterious until you actually listen to the lyrics. Is that the whole point — to lure you in? What’s conjured up when you hear the titles “Roots,” “Sierra,” “Tuxedo,” “Reckless,” “Parachute,” “Mayday,” “Castaway,” “Fix,” “Noise” and “Snapback”?

Take a weekend to think about it.

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