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US Country Music Charts August 1, 2013

Singles, Albums, and Radio Airplay


how country feels album cover

Randy Houser - 'How Country Feels' (2013)

Image courtesy of Stoney Creek Records

Top 5 Country Singles

  1. Florida Georgia Line - "Cruise"
  2. Hunter Hayes - "I Want Crazy"
  3. Randy Houser - "Runnin' Outta Moonlight"
  4. Luke Bryan - "Crash My Party"
  5. Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies and Friends - "Boys 'Round Here"

Big Chart Movers

  • #48-#37 Blake Shelton - "Mine Would Be You"
  • #39-#28 Tim McGraw - "Southern Girl"
  • #37-#31 Train featuring Ashley Monroe - "Bruises"
  • #23-#17 Jason Aldean - "Night Train"
  • #19-#14 Thomas Rhett - "It Goes Like This"

Hot New Country Songs

  • None this week!


Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" keeps breaking records, locking #1 now for too many weeks to count. The rest of this week's top 5 are the same bunch as last week: Hunter Hayes at #2 with "I Want Crazy, Randy Houser at #3 with "Runnin' Outta Moonlight," Luke Bryan at #4 with "Crash My Party, and Blake Shelton and the Pistol Annies at #5 with "Boys 'Round Here." Shelton has another song presently moving up the charts. That's the drowsy ballad "Mine Would Be You," which namechecks hangovers and makeup sex, and make a double digit jump from #48 to #37 in its fourth week of release. Also moving up the charts is Train's crossover collaboration with Ashley Monroe, "Bruises"; it ended the week at #31. And let's not forget Jason Aldean's "Night Train," which keeps chugging along and moved from #23 to come to a squealing stop at #17.

Top 5 Country Albums

  1. Florida Georgia Line - Here's to the Good Times
  2. Blake Shelton - Based on a True Story...
  3. Hunter Hayes - Hunter Hayes
  4. Darius Rucker - True Believers
  5. Taylor Swift - Red

Hot New Country Albums

  • None this week!


Florida Georgia Line keep their #1 spot on the country album charts with their rocking Here's to the Good Times. Ditto Blake Shelton, who was made a household name by The Voice, and is still second banana at #2 with Based on a True Story... The week's big shift on the top 5, Hunter Hayes leapfrogged Darius Rucker's True Believers, which drop one slot to #4. And the everpresent Taylor Swift remains at #5 with her grown-up magnum opus Red.

For more chart details, visit Billboard.

Country's Highest Ranking Radio Songs

  1. Randy Houser - "Runnin' Outta Moonlight"
  2. Kip Moore - "Hey Pretty Girl"
  3. Hunter Hayes - "I Want Crazy"
  4. Brett Eldredge - "Don't Ya"
  5. Luke Bryan - "Crash My Party"

Big Radio Chart Movers

  • #42-#30 Blake Shelton - "Mine Would Be You"
  • #54-#47 Darius Rucker - "Radio"
  • #55-#49 Danielle Bradbery - "The Heart of Dixie"
  • #5-#1 Randy Houser - "Runnin' Outta Moonlight"
  • #6-#3 Hunter Hayes - "I Want Crazy"

Hot New Radio Country Songs

  • None this week!


Randy Houser's surge on the country airplay charts with the upbeat love song "Runnin' Outta Moonlight" was the big news this week. He rocketed from #5 to #1. Also of note: Hunter Hayes making the leap from #6 to #3 with "I Want Crazy," off his re-booted debut. Filling out the rest of the country radio top 5 are Kip Moore -- at #2 with "Hey Pretty Girl" -- Brett Eldredge -- at #4 with "Don't Ya" -- and Luke Bryan, reliably at #5 with "Crash My Party." All of that could change next week. Or stay exactly the same. It's been that kind of summer. Stay tuned.

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