This is unquestionably Jason Aldean’s week as his music tops both Billboard’s country albums and country airplay charts.
His Rearview Town, which debuted last week at No. 1, continues to hold that eminence, while “You Make It Easy” sprints in as the week’s most-played country song after a brief 14-week run.
There’s cause for revelry over at Brothers Osborne’s camp as well. The duo’s second album, Port Saint Joe, bows at No. 2. There are three other new albums — Upchurch’s Creeker (hopping aboard at No. 5), Old Crow Medicine Show’s Volunteer (No. 14) and Ashley Monroe’s Sparrow (No. 21).
The only new songs are Miranda Lambert’s “Keeper of the Flame” (No. 58) and Travis Denning’s tale of a fake ID card, “David Ashley Parker from Powder Springs” (sneaking in at No. 59).
Rounding out the Top 5 songs are Brown’s “Heaven,” Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line’s “Meant to Be” (last week’s No. 1), Luke Bryan’s “Most People Are Good” and Darius Rucker’s “For the First Time.”
Time to get out those suitcases and backpacks. The CMA Music Festival is just over a month away, June 7-10.