Steven Tyler Tops Country Albums Chart

“H.O.L.Y.” Becomes Florida Georgia Line’s 10th Airplay No. 1

What a way to end the month!

Steven Tyler, the Aerosmith frontman who’s still finding his way in country music, found the golden door this week as his We’re All Somebody From Somewhere debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s country albums chart.

It reaches that eminence on first-week sales of 16,771 units, according to the tally masters at Nielsen SoundScan.

And those radiant boys of summer, Florida Georgia Line, rack up another top airplay song with “H.O.L.Y.” It soared from zero to No. 1 in just 13 weeks and is the duo’s 10th chart-crowner.

The other new albums are David Nail’s Fighter, which punches its way in at No. 3 on sales of 12,205 units, and Confederate Railroad’s Lucky to Be Alive, arriving at No. 49.

Albums returning to action include Brett Young’s self-titled EP (No. 31), the Highwaymen’s Live: American Outlaws (No. 35), Hank Williams Jr.’s It’s About Time (No. 48) and Don Henley’s Cass County (No. 50).

Miranda Lambert scores big with her new single, “Vice.” It bows high up the chart at No. 18. Also charting for the first time are Brantley Gilbert’s “The Weekend” (No. 38) and Trent Harmon’s “There’s a Girl” (No. 53).

The No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5 albums, in that order, are Chris Stapleton’s Traveller (last week’s No. 1), Blake Shelton’s If I’m Honest and Keith Urban’s Ripcord.

Completing the Top 5 airplay cluster are Carrie Underwood’s “Church Bells” (last week’s No. 1), Eric Church’s “Record Year,” Chris Lane’s “Fix” and Jason Aldean’s “Lights Come On.”

Acronyms are fun to play with. What do you think “H.O.L.Y.” might stand for other than “high on loving you”? And please keep it decent. The ribald ones we can come up with on our own.

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