Friday, 27 September 2013

Country Billboard Chart News September 26, 2013

Country Billboard Chart News September 26, 2013

RIAA Certifications

Platinum = Sales of over 1-million units
Gold =  Sales of over 500,000 units

The Band Perry - Album: PIONEER (Gold)

Jason Aldean - Singles: "Johnny Cash" (Gold) ,
 "Laughed Until We Cried" (Gold)
Easton Corbin – Single: "All Over the Road" (Gold)
Florida Georgia Line - Single: "Round Here" (Gold)
Randy Houser - Single: "Runnin' Outta Moonlight" (Platinum)
Love and Theft - Single: "Angel Eyes" (Platinum) - Graphic
Thomas Rhett - Single: "It Goes Like This" (Gold)




In Brief:  Billboard Country Charts

Country Album Chart ** No. 1 (1  week) ** OFF THE BEATEN PATH Justin Moore
Hot Country Songs ** No. 1 (6 weeks) **  “That’s My Kind of Night” Luke Bryan
Country Airplay ** No. 1 (1 week) ** “Night Train” Jason Aldean
Country Digital Songs ** No. 1 ** (6 weeks)  “That’s My Kind of Night” Luke Bryan

Billboard Top 200 / Country Album Chart News

Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson claimed his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 (BB200), as FROM HERE TO NOW TO YOU bowed atop the list selling 117,260 copies (lowest debut sales week since his first album) in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The new effort is his third consecutive studio set to debut at No. 1, following "Sleep Through the Static" (2008) and "To the Sea" (2010). (He also opened at No. 1 with his soundtrack to the film "Curious George" in 2006.)

Released on Tuesday Sept 17th and some 20,500 copies behind Johnson this chart week at No.2 was Justin Moore, who logged his best sales week yet with his new album, OFF THE BEATEN PATH.
It sold 96,730 copies to secure second No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart to displace Keith Urban.
The new set is his third full-length studio album, following OUTLAWS LIKE ME in 2011 and his self-titled debut in 2009. The former bowed at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 with 65,565 units sold in its first week and by March 2013 had been certified GOLD having sold around 525,000 copies before it was included as a Billboard Catalog title. Moore’s self-titled album entered at No.10 with 34,000 in 2009.

"Off the Beaten Path" is currently enjoying a No.2 single on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. 
The song "Point at You" rises 3-2 this week and he scored his fourth #1 smash, on the Country Aircheck/ Mediabase chart for the tracking week Sept 15 - Sep 21.

Joining Moore on BB200 Top 10 in the country parade were debuts from Chris Young with A.M. at No.3 and Billy Currington’s WE ARE TONIGHT landing at No.10), along with Luke Bryan with CRASH MY PARTY moving 4-6 (#3 Country) in its sixth week with 47,000 sales; down 11%) and Keith Urban saw FUSE, falling 1-8 (#4 Country) in its second week with 31,000 sales; down 69%. Country music last swamped the top 10 with five titles way back on Oct. 30, 2010. That week, Darius Rucker's "Charleston, SC 1966" (No. 2), the Band Perry's self-titled album (No. 4), Kenny Chesney's "Hemingway's Whiskey" (No. 6), Zac Brown Band's "You Get What You Give" (No. 8) and Toby Keith's "Bullets in the Gun" (No. 9) reigned in the top 10.

Man, it’s been a mind-blowing week having my fourth #1 single and now the #1 Country album with OFF THE BEATEN PATH.  It’s unreal,” said Justin. “I can’t say it enough… thanks to Country Radio and our fans… you are the best and we couldn’t do this without you. Hope to see you on the road soon.” Longtime friend and producer Jeremy Stover recorded the 16-track project, which features duets with Miranda Lambert on the heart-wrenching “Old Habits” and Charlie Daniels on the redneck anthem “For Some Ol Redneck Reason.” Justin also teamed up with Stover to pen several songs for the project, including the playful ode to famous booties (Kim Kardashian and JLo) on “I’d Want It To Be Yours.”
In support of the new album, Justin will head out on the 57-city OFF THE BEATEN PATH TOUR, beginning Nov 1st in Springfield, MO. The headline dates will continue throughout the spring and feature Randy Houser as well as special guest Josh Thompson.

Critical reception for Justin Moore’s Off The Beaten Path
11 Tracks/ Time: 39:05   CD - Amazon.comUS iTunes

Country Weekly (Rating: C+)  Justin is actually one of the few artists who can credibly lay claim to a backwoods, rural upbringing. Unfortunately, we are beaten into submission with this notion on Off the Beaten Path, which mostly serves up an array of clichéd, mediocre tunes about the majesty of the country lifestyle. Why Southern-based writers and stars continue this assault is anyone’s guess..... tunes like “Country Radio,” “Lettin’ the Night Roll” and the title track all roll out the usual references to dashboards, floorboards, Chevys and drinking, and it all seems so calculated. The absolute nadir arrives with “I’d Want It to Be Yours,” a salute, such as it is, to the female derrière that appears written by a cadre of snickering 12-year-old schoolboys. What’s especially sad about this collection is that there are some real gems here.....Justin continues to shine as a vocalist, but there should have been better ways to showcase his prowess.

GAC   ...Dirt roads, honky tonks and all-American country girls each get their due on Justin Moore’s third studio album, Off The Beaten Path. However, that’s not the whole story of the new project as the Arkansas native moves into decidedly unchartered territory. 
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Working again with writer/producer Jeremy Stover (Jack Ingram, JJ Lawhorn), Justin makes sure to dish out the rowdy throwback country he’s known for as well as show a willingness to experiment with new sounds...... Banging open to climbing electric guitars on “Old Back In The New School,” Off The Beaten Path immediately sets itself apart from predecessors Outlaws Like Me (2011) and Justin’s self-titled debut (2009). The riffs are heavy and strong, but that’s not what makes the song exceptional; it’s the surprisingly easy transition from hard rock to old-time and faithful traditional country in the song’s pedal steel-filled chorus. Off The Beaten Path is a more dynamic record  because songs like the core valued “Old Back In The New School,” futuristic Honky Tonk “Point At You” and funky hip hop-influenced title track manage a more progressive sound while maintaining Justin’s good-ol’-boy appeal....Justin co-wrote four of the album’s 11 songs including the boats and beer tune “Country Radio” and the back road prayer “One Dirt Road.” Balancing rowdy barroom rhythms with well-developed ballads and a willingness for risk, Justin takes a significant step Off The Beaten Path with his best album yet.

AllMusic (Rating: 4 STARS) For Justin Moore, going off the beaten path doesn't mean that he's suddenly getting quirky. No, the beaten path he alludes to in the title of his third album is the well-worn country-pop path that so many of his peers take in 2013. Unlike Luke Bryan and his ilk, Moore is no suburban country bro, singing songs for spring break and sports bars, but that isn't to say that the singer is stuck in the past, either.....And, for as traditionalist as he is in some respects, he has a deep twang that'd suit classic honky tonk -- he's a modern guy, bearing the clear influence of Brooks & Dunn, happy to thread in an electronic drum
loop and a bit of hip-hop on the album's title track, ready to indulge in sentimentality at a moment's notice, gilding his uptempo cuts with arena-country guitars. Underneath all this gloss, Moore is proud to be a redneck -- this is especially true on the deluxe edition of the albums, which is filled out with five songs about hillbillies, hangovers, the open road, and beer, all rowdier than what's on the finished album .... At a moment when country is teeming with affable guys next door, Moore is digging his boots into the backroads, which does indeed mean he's wandering down a path few are traveling.

Chris Young made a No.2 Country bow with A.M. selling 52,742 copies to become his highest-charting album (though not his best sales week). 
It’s his second top 10 effort, following 2011's NEON, which claimed his biggest sales week when it started with 72,830 copies at No. 4 on the BB200 (#2 Country). In 95 chart weeks  NEON had sold 428,466 units.
To promote his new album Chris made an appearance to television’s #1 rated national morning show, Good Morning America (ABC), on September 18. He performed his current single “Aw Naw,” currently  #9 on the Billboard Hot Country singles chart. During his stop in New York City, Young planned visits to Access Hollywood, Billboard, Fox 411, People and US Weekly.
He round out the week with a run of shows in the northeast including Big Flats, NY (9/20), Sayreville, NJ (9/21) and Webster, MA (9/22).

Critical reception for Chris Young’s A.M. – Tray Inlay
11 tracks (Sony Music) CDAmazon.com - UK iTunesUS iTunes -  Spotify

American Songwriter (Rating 3.5 Stars) Of course, the true test for any mainstream country artist is the ability to express homespun sentiment with songs that extol the virtues of women, whiskey, a rowdy good time or any combination thereof. And clearly, in the stomp and swagger of “Aw Naw,” “Hold You To It,” “A.M.” and “We’re Gonna Find It Tonight,” Young manages to encapsulate all those attributes in unequivocal ways.....All the more reason to believe A.M. helps fulfill the promise established not all that many years ago, when Young’s career was just beginning to dawn.

Roughstock (Rating; 5 STARS) A neo-traditionalist in the truest sense of the Country music style when he started, Chris Young has evolved over the course of his four albums for RCA Records. And while for some the evolution from neo-traditionalist to Country Soulster with a rock-edge would be seen as 'calculated,' it was more of the case of a young singer evolving into himself as an artist......, not unlike what Luke Bryan has done with his own career over his four albums....So, with this evolution in mind, we dig into his fourth album for RCA, A.M. The album stars off with the lead single "Aw Naw" and while there are elements of the
mainstream that's currently all dirt roads, fist pumps and pickup trucks, even "Aw Naw," cannot be accused of being such a song. Instead it's more a standard.....The album has a great mix of up-tempo 'party' songs and the powerful ballads that have become one of Chris Young's biggest calling cards....."Who I Am With You" is as emotional and powerful as any ballad on the radio  while "Hold You To It" has a groovy flow to it that just screams radio hit...Everything about A.M. screams star-making and with a hard core collection of fans who already help him headline venues across The USA.

GAC Like several cups of strong coffee, Chris Young’s fourth studio album, A.M., is an electric jolt to the system. Favoring heavy guitars and pounding drums, Chris rips through 11 songs in 37 minutes on his way to hard country bliss. It’s urgent, it’s unpredictable, and it’s totally unlike any other project the 28-year-old Tennessee native has ever released.....Chris takes a lot of risk on this album, but the reward is his undeniable growth as a singer and a collection that buzzes with electric caffeine well into the A.M.

Billy Currington entered at No.5 on the Country Chart (#10 BB200) as WE ARE TONIGHT sold 25,787 copies. 
This marks his second top 10 album but it’s a smaller start than what he saw with his last album (and previous top 10 set), 2010's "Enjoy Yourself."
It bowed at No. 9 on Sept 21, 2010 with 44,900 copies sold and 24,232 in its second week.

Billy Currington’s single Hey Girl has moved to #5 on Hot Country Songs in its 22nd chart week.




Critical reception for Billy Currington’s “We Are Tonight”
10 tracks  Time: 38:32  CD Amazon.com - US iTunes - Spotify

Country Weekly (Rating: A-) .... he demonstrates on his latest album, We Are Tonight, Billy is a skilled interpreter of songs with a knack for finding the soul in every selection. Women are a big part of that approach, naturally. In crunchy lead single “Hey Girl,” Billy plays the guy who gets tongue-tied around a lovely lady. Right after that is “Wingman,” a humorous throwback jam about a dude whose buddy steals the woman Billy’s been eyeing....There’s also a groovy cover of Jack Johnson’s “Banana Pancakes,” with a rap from Billy’s collaborator Shy Carter...But it’s the stuff like “Another Day Without You,” which pairs a loose groove in the vein of the Commodores’ “Easy” to lines about being hopelessly smitten with someone, where Billy truly excels.

GAC Diving deeper into the R&B tones that subtly shaped some of Billy Currington’s recent hits like “Let Me Down Easy” and even “Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer,” the Georgia-born
singer shows off some serious country soul on his newest album. We Are Tonight capitalizes on Billy’s easygoing every-dude nature while also making sure to explore new themes and feelings.....There’s a windswept feel to We Are Tonight as Billy keys in on just enjoying life’s ride..... Though pedal steel sings throughout and story songs cement the album’s country core, We Are Tonight does take Billy in new directions. While the slicing title track builds up big on Friday nights and small town fun, songs like “Closer Tonight” reveal influences like Kenny Rogers and Lionel Richie. We Are Tonight showcases many welcome new steps as Billy delivers an expressive set with a whole lotta soul.

AllMusic (Rating: 4 STARS) Listening to We Are Tonight, the fifth album by Billy Currington, you'd never guess the country singer was arrested for making terrorist threats against a 70-year-old tour boat captain earlier in 2013. Based on this album, Currington doesn't have a nasty bone in his body: he's a chillaxed bro, mildly irritated that his wingman stole his girl but not irked enough to leave the sports bar. He's an affable dude, happy to sing to those who will have him, perfectly OK if you're not riding his wave...... This is suburban music through and through, with its best moments either recalling yacht-country gone past or kind, sculpted arena-country that makes six-string purists blanch. Currington isn't a traditionalist, he lives in the ever-present new millennium, and what's good about his music and We Are Tonight in particular is that none of his moves feel self-conscious; he's just a laid-back dude enjoying singing good tunes for good times with good friends. It doesn't matter if is real life persona might not jibe with what's on record, because what's on record is what counts and We Are Tonight is guaranteed to create some nice mellow vibes.

Outside the Top 25 Country albums at No.39 saw the debut of High Cotton: A Tribute To Alablama (Lightning Rod Records), a collection released on Sept. 17th, which is from indie and Americana genre artsts toasting the group Alabama.
This follows hot on the heels of ALABAMA & FRIENDS (Show Dog/Universa), the multi-artist major label artist compilation which is at #11 Country after 4 weeks on the chart.

For the 40th anniversary of Country Music supergroup Alabama an eclectic group of artists are involved with the “High Cotton” project, ranging from legendary gospel blues group The Blind Boys Of Alabama to Americana favorites Elizabeth Cook and Todd Snider to gritty Memphis rockers Lucero to country soul shouter JD McPherson and Asleep At The Wheel front man Ray Benson
The winding track listing of Alabama's catalog take listeners through Texas heroes like Wade Bowen ("Love in the First Degree" with Brandy Clark) and Jason Boland and the Stragglers to Generation Y performers like Jessica Lea Mayfield and her ethereal rendition of "I'm In A Hurry." Old Crow Medicine Show showcase the number one song "Dixieland Delight.

Critical reception for Various Artists “High Cotton: A Tribute To Alabama” –
14 Tracks/ Time: 54:19 (Out in UK Oct 20th)  Amazon.com - US iTunes
Stream the whole album on soundcloud  - Track listing at  lightningrodrecords

American Songwriter (Rating: 4/5 STARS) .... So with the band’s [Alabama] comeback tour underway, it’s appropriate — and hell, about time really — that the alt-country contingent give the group their due. With High Cotton, they finally do....Because only a few of the participants in this timely tribute qualify as A-listers there’s little chance for any stars to overshadow the songs. .. Still, the best of the set falls to Blind Boys of Alabama’s heartfelt read of “Christmas in Dixie,” a take that may well establish the song as a holiday standard that can be listened to all year round. Ultimately, High Cotton serves as a perfect primer for those who may have shunned Alabama the first time around. No given reason to check out the original renditions, it ought to become clear that this band wasn’t just whistling Dixie.

Country Music Year-To-Date Sales

Albums: Physical 19,022,000 (down 9%  on 2012)
Albums: Digital 8,479,000 (up 14.4%  on 2012)
Albums: Overall Unit Sales 27,501,000 (down -0.2%  on 2012)
Digital Tracks: 125,847,000  (up 5.1%  on 2012)

Billboard Top 200 / Country Album Placings

(Issue dated Chart week of September 28, 2013)
(Country Album positions #1 - #25)


(TW) This Week, (LW) Last Week, Co (Country Album Chart placing / Movement)
































Billboard History

Billboard Top Ten Songs for Week Ending September 24, 1994:

1. “Third Rock From The Sun” (Epic)  - Joe Diffie
2. “Down On The Farm” (Curb) - Tim McGraw
3. “What The Cowgirls Do” (MCA) -Vince Gill
4. “XXX's And OOO's An American Girl” (MCA) - Trisha Yearwood
5. “Hard To Say” (Curb) - Sawyer Brown
6. “More Love” (Epic) - Doug Stone
7. “What's In It For Me” (Liberty) -John Berry
8. “The Man In Love With You” (MCA) - George Strait
9. “Who's That Man” (Polydor) - Toby Keith
10. “Callin' Baton Rouge” (Liberty) - Garth Brooks


Top 25 Hot Country Songs (week of October 5, 2013)

On Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart - which blends:
a) All-format airplay, as monitored by BDS 
b) Sales, as tracked by Nielsen SoundScan and
c) Streaming, (tracked by Nielsen BDS from such services as Spotify, Muve, Slacker, Rhapsody, Rdio and Xbox Music, among others) according to BDS it results in:

Luke Bryan rules Hot Country Songs for a sixth straight week as his “That’s My Kind of Night” (Capitol Nashville) leads the sales/airplay/streaming hybrid songs list.
This sixth week atop the chart marks the longest running leader by a solo male artist in almost eight years since Keith Urban’s “Better Life” wrapped up a six-week reign on the chart dated Nov. 26, 2005.
The longest No. 1 runs by men since belong to Kenny Chesney and Blake Shelton; Chesney led for five weeks with “Summertime” (2006) and “Never Wanted Nothing More” (2007), while Shelton’s “Sure Be Cool If You Did” stacked five frames in March/April 2013.
No solo male has led for longer than six weeks since Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying” spent seven weeks at the summit in 2004. Bryan’s track adds Streaming Gainer honors with 1.9 million U.S. streams, up 29%,according to Nielsen BDS.

Chris Young’s lead single, “Aw Naw,” , from his new album A.M jumped 12-9, his sixth top 10 and first in 19 months. The last time he populated the upper tier was with “You,” which crowned the Feb. 11, 2012, list.
Billy Currington’s lead single “Hey Girl” , from new set WE ARE TONIGHT, reached a new peak with a 7-5 leap, drawing Digital Gainer applause (32,000, up 31%)

Top 25 Hot Country Songs:

Luke Bryan with “That’s My Kind Of Night” stays Top The Chart! #1
Tyler Farr with “Redneck Crazy” is up one, #3 - #2 p
Jason Aldean with “Night Train” is down one, #2 - #3 q
Thomas Rhett with “It Goes Like This” is up one, #5 - #4 p
Billy Currington with “Hey Girl” is up two, #7 - #5 p
Florida Georgia Line with former #1 “Cruise” stays at #6
Florida Georgia Line with “Round Here” is down three slots, #4 - #7 q
Blake Shelton with “Mine Would Be You” is up one, #9 - #8 p
Chris Young  with “Aw Naw” jumps up three, #12 - #9 p
Justin Moore with “Point at You” stays at #10
Tim McGraw with “Southern Girl” stays at #11
Luke Bryan with “Crash My Party” is up one, #13 - #12 p
Lee Brice with “Parking Lot Party” is up two,  #15 - #13 p
Keith Urban with “Little Bit Of Everything” falls six, #8 - #14  q
Randy Houser with “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” is up one, #16 - #15  p
Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert with “We Were Us” jumps up,  #24 - #16 p
Joe Nichols with “Sunny And 75” is up six, #23 - #17 p
Darius Rucker  with former No.1 “Wagon Wheel” is up one, #19 - #18 p
Blake Shelton with “Boys ‘Round Here”  is down one, #18 - #19 q
Brett Eldredge with “Don’t Ya” falls three, #17 - #20  q
Taylor Swift with “Red” is up one slot, #22 - #21 p
Easton Corbin with “All Over The Road” falls eight slots,  #14 - #22 q
Hunter Hayes with “I Want Crazy” is down three,  #20 - #23 q
Eli Young Band with “Drunk Last Night” is up two, #26 - #24 p
Cassadee Pope with “Wasting All These Tears” is up two, #27 - #25 p

Hot Country Songs
** No.1 (6 weeks) / Streaming Gainer **  “That’s My Kind Of Night” Luke Bryan
** Digital Gainer ** No.5  “Hey Girl” Billy Currington
** Airplay Gainer ** No.16  “We Were Us” Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert
** Hot Shot Debut ** No.45 “Helluva Life” (Warner Bros.) Frankie Ballard
Debut No.48 “Lettin’ The Night Roll” (Valory)  Justin Moore
Debut No.49 “Who I Am With You” (RCA) Chris Young


Billboard Country Airplay Chart Week of October 5, 2013

Jason Aldean logged his 10th No.1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay tally with “Night Train” (Broken Bow), which stepped 2-1 in its 18th chart week. Aldean is one of seven acts to score more than one leader this year, a list that includes Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, the Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line, Randy Houser and Luke Bryan. 
No artist has landed more than two in a calendar year since Bryan rolled three straight last year.
Aldean had most recently topped the Nielsen BDS-driven chart with “The Only Way I Know” (with Luke Bryan and Eric Church), which spent one week at the summit in February 2013.
Since his first leader in 2006, Aldean’s No.1 count is outpaced only by four artists: Brad Paisley (13) and Kenny Chesney (13), ; Carrie Underwood (12) and Blake Shelton (11). Aldean previously tied with Zac Brown Band at nine apiece during that time period. Jason indirectly had some strong words for people “runnin’ their mouths” (Zac Brown) last week weighing in with his opinion on the criticism, and having Luke Bryan‘s back, over the ‘That’s My Kind of Night’ hot story.

Released on June 24, 2013 by Broken Bow Records, the country rock number “Night Train” written by Neil Thrasher and Michael Dulaney is the fourth single and title track from Aldean’s Oct 2012 #1 Billboard Country album Night Train. This chart week it logged 47.709 million audience impressions (+2.976) and received 6,892 radio plays (+411). Top local audience contributors for “Night Train” during the tracking week were KKBQ Houston (1.4 million impressions), KKGO Los Angeles (1.2 million), KEEY Minneapolis (906,000), WNSH New York (878,000) and WYCD Detroit (877,000).
"When I first heard this song we were already done looking for material for this last record, but I just loved it and thought it was worth making room for," said Aldean. "It seems so crazy to say that this is my 12th #1 – I promise you each one is just as sweet as the first one." (Press Release)
Aldean also appears on Country Airplay with a featured billing on Colt Ford’s “Drivin’ Around Song” (Average Joes), which debuts at No. 60.
>> Watch the official video for “Night Train
















Tim McGraw’sSouthern Girl” (Big Machine) jumped up 12-9 to become his 50th top 10 on Country Airplay, padding his standing as the artist with the third-most top 10s in the chart’s 23-year history, behind George Strait (61) and Alan Jackson (51).

Chris Young returned to the Country Airplay top 10 for a seventh time, as “Aw Naw” (RCA Nashville) moved 11-10 in its 20th chart week. All but one of Young’s previous top 10s spent time at No. 1; he peaked at No.4 in April with “I Can Take It From There.” Young’s run of five leaders opened with “Gettin’ You Home” in 2009 and continued with “The Man I Want to Be” (2010), “Voices,” “Tomorrow” (both in 2011) and “You” (2012).

Moving a up the chart 13 slots (29-16), for the second week running Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert’sWe Were Us” (Hit Red/Capitol Nashville/RCA Nashville) took the chart weeks “Most Increased Audience” and “Most Added” stripes in its third chart week. The song logged 16.421 million audience impressions, up by 6.624 million and received 2,229 radio plays (+1,007)  thanks to a further 48 new airplay commitments (ADDS) from the 142 BDS monitored stations.

Laura Bell Bundy returned to the Country Airplay ranking for the first time in almost three years, as “Two Step” (Big Machine) snagged the week’s “Hot Shot Debut” trophy at No. 59. Bundy previously charted with “Giddy On Up,” which peaked at No. 31 in May 2010 during a 20-week chart run. She followed with a No.48 peak for the gorgeous “Drop On By” four months later.

Country Airplay

*** No. 1 (1 week) *** "Night Train”  Jason Aldean
 ** Most Increased Audience/ Most Added  ** No.16 "We Were Us” Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert
 ** Hot Shot Debut ** No.59 “Two Step” (Big Machine) Laura Bell Bundy
Debut No.60 “Drivin’ Around Song”(Average Joes) Colt Ford feat Jason Aldean


Billboard Country Digital Singles Chart Week of October 5, 2013

Luke Bryan with “That’s My Kind Of Night” remained top of the chart for a sixth successive week selling another 103,000 copies (up 4%) shifting 711,000 digital tracks during its 6 weeks chart life. 

The top 3 places remained unchanged with Tyler Farr’sRedneck Crazy” at #2 and Thomas Rhett’sIt Goes Like This” holding at #3.  Blake Shelton’sMine Would Be You” saw a slight sales improvement to move up to #4 (363k sold in 10 weeks).
Jason Aldean rounds out the Top 5 with “Night Train”, his Billboard #1 Airplay and Gold-certified single.

Blake Shelton’sBoys Round Here” surpassed the 2x Platinum certification having sold 2,018,000 copies in 26 chart weeks.
Randy Houser logged his first Platinum single as “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” past the 1-million RIAA certification mark with 1,005,000 copies sold in 30 weeks.

Top 30 Digital Singles in Country Music (published September 25, 2013)

 (LW) Last Week  (TW) This Week 

*Numbers are rounded to nearest 1000th


































Country Aircheck/ Mediabase chart

With his fastest rising single, Justin Moore scored his fourth #1 smash, “Point At You,” on the Country Aircheck/ Mediabase chart for the tracking week Sept 15 - Sep 21.













The "rollicking love song" is featured on his Country No.1 and third studio album, OFF THE BEATEN PATH. "Point At You" received 7,235 Radio spins (+673) logging 52.133 milion audience impressions.

Billboard Boxscores (Selective Country concerts)

Rank Artist: #3
Event Venue City/State:
Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Casey James Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tenn
Dates: Sept. 19-21, 2013   Gross Sales: $3,336,545  Attend: 41,292/41,292       
Capacity Shows: 3/3         Sellouts Prices:  $84.50, $69.50, $29.50
Promoters: The Messina Group/AEG Live

Rank Artist: #9
Event Venue City/State:
Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Casey James  Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, N.C.
Dates:  Sept. 12, 2013   Gross Sales:  $1,109,253   Attend: 13,650/13,650
Capacity Shows:  1/1    Sellouts Prices: $84.50, $69.50, $29.50
Promoters: The Messina Group/AEG Live

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