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US Country Music Charts April 19, 2012

Singles, Albums, and Radio Airplay

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Red River Blue album cover

Blake Shelton - 'Red River Blue' (2011)

Image Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Top 5 Country Singles

  1. Blake Shelton - "Drink on It" from Red River Blue
  2. Lee Brice - "A Woman Like You" from Hard 2 Love
  3. Lady Antebellum - "Dancin' Away with My Heart" from Own the Night
  4. Miranda Lambert - "Over You" from Four the Record
  5. Rascal Flatts - "Banjo" from Changed

Big Chart Movers

  • #45-#37 - Dierks Bentley - "5-1-5-0" from Home
  • #50-#45 - Jerrod Niemann "Shinin' On Me"
  • #23-#20 - Toby Keith - "Beers Ago" from Clancy's Tavern
  • #26-#23 - The Band Perry - "Postcard from Paris" from The Band Perry
  • #33-#30 - Thomas Rhett - "Something to Do with My Hands"

Hot New Country Songs

  • #47 - Keith Urban - "For You" from Act of Valor Soundtrack
  • #51 - Taylor Swift - "Eyes Open" from The Hunger Games Soundtrack
  • #54 - Scotty McCreery - "Water Tower Town" from Clear as Day
  • #57 - Greg Bates - "Did It For the Girl"

Comments

Blake Shelton finally gets to #1 with "Drink on It" from Red River Blue. The song, about drinking one's way to romance, was at #2 last week; it's the third #1 single from the album, after "Honey Bee" and "God Gave Me You." Lee Brice takes Shelton's place in the runner-up position with his touch-in-cheek love song "A Woman Like You," from Hard 2 Love, due next week. Meanwhile, Rascal Flatts's "Banjo" enters the top 5 for the first time; it's the group's lead-off single from their new record Changed. Debuting on the lower half of country music's top 100 are two singles from soundtracks: Keith Urban's "For You," from Act of Valor, and Taylor Swift's survivalist "Eyes Open," from The Hunger Games.

Top 5 Country Albums

  1. Lionel Richie - Tuskegee
  2. Rascal Flatts - Changed
  3. Luke Bryan - Tailgates & Tanlines
  4. Eric Church - Chief
  5. Jason Aldean - My Kinda Party

Hot New Country Albums

  • #40 Jason Eady - AM Country Heaven
  • #55 Trace Adkins - 10 Great Songs
  • #68 Anne Murray - 10 Great Songs

Comments

Lionel Richie returns to #1 on the country album charts with Tuskegee, after being usurped by Rascal Flatts's Changed last week. Impressively, Richie matched that performance on this week's pop charts; the singer's R&B-meets-country concoction pushed past Nicki Minaj and Adele to take the top spot. Well done. The rest of the top 5 is more static, with Luke Bryan's Tailgates & Tanlines staying put at #3. Further down the rankings, Lady Antebellum's Own the Night fell from #4 to #7 and Brantley Gilbert's Halfway to Heaven reentered the top 10 at #9.

For more chart details, visit Billboard.

Country's Highest Ranking Radio Songs

Big Radio Chart Movers

  • #53-#41 - Taylor Swift - "Eyes Open" from Hunger Games Soundtrack
  • #73-#64 - Eli Young Band - "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" from Crazy Girl EP
  • #62-#54 - Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw - "Feel Like a Rock Star" from Welcome to the Fishbowl
  • #43-#36 - Carrie Underwood - "Good Girl" from Blown Away

Hot New Radio Country Songs

  • None this week!

Comments

In a reversal of last week, Blake Shelton's "Drink on It" out-charmed Lee Brice's "A Woman Like You" with radio programmers. Elsewhere, Jake Owen's "Alone with You" fell from #30 to #37, and Miranda Lambert's "Over You," at #31, still proves more resilient with FM listeners than music buyers. Stay tuned until next week.

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