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Gary Allan Wears Triple Billboard Crowns This Week
Randy Houser's New Album Rolls In at No. 3
Gary Allan
Gary Allan
Sound the trumpets and ring the bells. This is the week Billboard's country albums and airplay charts came to a boil.

And it's made Gary Allan a very hot item. Not only does he have both the No. 1 album -- Set You Free -- and song -- "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)," his new album also tops the Billboard 200 all-genres list.

As this week's highest debuting album, Set You Free ends Taylor Swift's Red's 13-week residence at the summit by selling 106,109 albums compared to Red's 31,990, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Shed no tears for Swift, however. Red has now sold a dazzling 3,297,433 copies. She can afford a break.

Randy Houser has cause for champagne, as well. His How Country Feels album bows in at No. 3 on sales of 24,091 copies.

Three other albums break into the chart this week: Tim McGraw & Friends (No. 18), Emerson Drive's Roll (No. 62) and Carrie Rodriguez's Give Me All You Got (No. 65).

The re-entries are Ryan Bingham's Tomorrowland (No. 71) and Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale's Buddy and Jim (No. 73).

We count five new songs to watch: Austin Webb's "It's All Good" (arriving at No. 53), Chase Rice's "How She Rolls" (No. 55), Chris Janson's "Better I Don't" (No. 56), Eric Church's "Hungover & Hard Up" (No. 57) and Joel Crouse's "If You Want Some" (No. 59).

Returning songs are Lady Antebellum's "Downtown" (No. 25) and High Valley's "Love You for a Long Time" (No. 60).

Filling out the Top 5 albums array at No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, are Swift's Red, Florida Georgia Line's Here's to the Good Times and Jason Aldean's Night Train.

The No. 2 through No. 5 songs, in that order, are Aldean's "The Only Way I Know" (featuring Luke Bryan and Eric Church), The Band Perry's "Better Dig Two," Houser's "How Country Feels" (last week's No. 1) and Brad Paisley's "Southern Comfort Zone."

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