Blake Shelton Recaptures Album Peak, Tim McGraw Owns Top Song
Blake bounces back. That's the story in a nutshell as Blake Shelton's Based on a True Story shoulders its way through more recent No. 1's to return to the top of Billboard's top country albums chart.
Tim McGraw's "Highway Don't Care," featuring Taylor Swift, rises up to become the week's most-played song after a 17-week climb.
Ron White's A Little Unprofessional enjoys the highest debut among the week's four new albums, coming in at No. 44.
The other freshmen albums are Gretchen Wilson's Under the Covers (No. 45), the self-titled The Henningsens EP (No. 53) and Joe Diffie, Sammy Kershaw and Aaron Tippin's All in the Same Boat (No. 70).
Chris Cagle's Back in the Saddle re-enters the chart at No. 71.
There are five new songs, led by David Nail's "Whatever She's Got" (No. 51) and followed by Dustin Lynch's "Wild in Your Smile" (No. 53), Dierks Bentley's "Bourbon in Kentucky," featuring Kacey Musgraves (No. 56), Kellie Pickler's "Someone Somewhere Tonight" (No. 57) and Kix Brooks' "There's the Sun" (No. 58).
Rounding out the Top 5 albums, in descending order, are Darius Rucker's True Believers (last week's No. 1), George Strait's Love Is Everything, Lady Antebellum's Golden and Florida Georgia Line's Here's to the Good Times.
The No. 2 through No. 5 songs, in that order, are Rucker's "Wagon Wheel" (last week's No. 1), Shelton's "Boys 'Round Here," Jake Owen's "Anywhere With You" and Brad Paisley's "Beat This Summer."
The CMA Festival rages on. Was that you I saw at the beer tent? And so soon out of rehab?