Blake Shelton Takes “A Guy With a Girl” to Country Airplay Summit

Chris Stapleton's Traveller Continues as Bestselling Album

Well, emerging 2017 has yet to bring us any significant chart excitement. No new albums come aboard this week and only three new songs.

Chris Stapleton’s Traveller is again the week’s bestselling country album, while Blake Shelton boasts the most played country song with ”A Guy With a Girl.” This is Shelton’s 23rd No. 1 single, and it took it just 16 weeks to get to the top.

The fastest moving album this time around is Cody Jinks’ I’m Not the Devil, which vaults from No. 39 to No. 27.

Returning to the chart are Cole Swindell’s Down Home Sessions III EP (back in at No. 36), High Valley’s Dear Life (No. 37) and Luke CombsThis One’s for You EP (No. 46).

The new songs are Swindell’s “Flatliner” (No. 48), Florida Georgia Line’s “God, Your Mama, and Me,” featuring the Backstreet Boys (No. 51) and Brothers Osborne’s “It Ain’t My Fault” (No. 57).

Kenny Chesney’s “Bar at the End of the World” zooms from No. 37 to No. 27.

Bunching up behind Traveller in the Top 5 albums cluster in descending order are Keith Urban’s Ripcord, Miranda Lambert’s The Weight of These Wings, Kane Brown’s self-titled project and Jason Aldean’s They Don’t Know.

The No. 2 through No. 5 songs are Carrie Underwood’s “Dirty Laundry,” Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color” (last week’s No. 1), Thomas Rhett’s “Star of the Show” and Brett Eldredge’s “Wanna Be That Song.”

So where on the charts do you attach the jumper cables?

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