Luke Bryan’s Farm Tour Is Week’s Bestselling Country Album

Billy Currington Has Top Song With "It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To"

It’s harvest time for Luke Bryan.

His new EP, Farm Tour: Here’s to the Farmer, bows at No. 1 on Billboard’s country albums chart, hoisted there, by Nielsen SoundScan’s count, on first-week sales of 32,427 units.

Songwise, Billy Currington scores his ninth top single via “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To’ which spent 35 weeks getting to the summit.

The remaining new albums are Dwight Yoakam’s Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars (No. 6). And you’re right: The title is a phrase from The Beverly Hillbillies TV theme.

Also Bradley Walker’s Call Me Old-Fashioned (No. 9), Reckless Kelly’s Sunset Motel (No. 12) and William Clark Green’s Live at Gruene Hall (No. 31).

There are four first-bloom songs — Thomas Rhett’s “Star of the Show” (No. 38), Blake Shelton’s “A Guy With a Girl” (No. 48), Dan + Shay’s “How Not To” (No. 59) and David Nail’s “Good at Tonight,” featuring the Brothers Osborne (No. 60).

The No. 2 through No. 5 albums, in that order, include Jason Aldean’s They Don’t Know, Florida Georgia Line’s Dig Your Roots, Aaron LewisSinner (last week’s No. 1) and Chris Stapleton’s Traveller.

Lining up behind Currington’s single in the Top 5 songs array are William Michael Morgan’s “I Met a Girl,” Kenny Chesney’s “Setting the World on Fire,” featuring P!nk, Tucker Beathard’s “Rock On” and Luke Bryan’s “Move.”

“Forever Country,” the John Denver/Willie Nelson/Dolly Parton song mashup, propelled by a burst-of-stars video, now stands at No. 32 in its third week out.

Justin Moore’s “You Look Like I Need a Drink,” which crowned the country airplay chart last week, has fallen totally out of the Top 60.

That’s cold.

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