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US Country Music Charts February 14, 2013

Singles, Albums, and Radio Airplay

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two lanes of freedom album cover

Tim McGraw - 'Two Lanes of Freedom' (2013)

Image courtesy of Big Machines Records

Top 5 Country Singles

  1. Hunter Hayes - "Wanted"
  2. The Band Perry - "Better Dig Two"
  3. Tim McGraw - "One of Those Nights"
  4. Blake Shelton - "Sure Be Cool If You Did"
  5. Gary Allan - "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)"

Big Chart Movers

  • #34-#6 Lady Antebellum - "Downtown"
  • #50-#34 Sarah Darling - "Home to Me"
  • #35-#20 Kenny Chesney - "Pirate Flag"
  • #46-#41 Kip Moore - "Hey Pretty Girl"
  • #7-#3 Tim McGraw - "One of Those Nights"

Hot New Country Songs

Comments

Hunter Hayes's "Wanted" takes the top spot this week, but it's not the first time. The song first held the #1 position way back in September. Coming up second best is The Band Perry's "Better Dig Two" while Tim McGraw's "One of Those Nights" pushes up from #7 to #3. Impressive? Maybe. But it's nothing compared to the big gains made by Lady Antebellum's "Downtown," which rocketed up from #34 to #6. Or, while we're at it, the #13 debut of the Tim McGraw-Taylor Swift combo "Highway Don't Care." Sorry, McGraw. It's just one of those weeks.

Top 5 Country Albums

  1. Tim McGraw - Two Lanes of Freedom
  2. Taylor Swift - Red
  3. Gary Allan - Set You Free
  4. Florida Georgia Line - Here's to the Good Times
  5. Hunter Hayes - Hunter Hayes

Hot New Country Albums

  • #1Tim McGraw - Two Lanes of Freedom

Comments

If Tim McGraw couldn't claim ultimate honors on the country singles chart, that wasn't the case on this week's album rankings. In its first week of release, Two Lanes of Freedom took the #1 spot. Taylor Swift continues to cruise at #2 with Red and Gary Allan's Set You Free rounds out the top 3, after topping the charts last week. Florida Georgia Line's Here's to the Good Times dips down one slot to #4. Meanwhile, Hunter Hayes, who is nominated for best male artist at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards, seems to being gaining momentum. His self-titled debut revved up from #7 to #5.

For more chart details, visit Billboard.

Country's Highest Ranking Radio Songs

  1. The Band Perry - "Better Dig Two"
  2. Brad Paisley - "Southern Comfort Zone"
  3. Tim McGraw - "One of Those Nights"
  4. Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church - "The Only Way I Know"
  5. Gary Allan - "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)"

Big Radio Chart Movers

  • #37-#33 Kip Moore - "Hey Pretty Girl"
  • #20-#16 Lady Antebellum - "Downtown"
  • #49-#46 Mumford & Sons - "I Will Wait"
  • #40-#37 Love and Theft - "Runnin' Out of Air"
  • #25-#23 Florida Georgia Line - "Get Your Shine On"

Hot New Radio Country Songs

  • None this week!

Comments

The Band Perry's "Better Dig Two" is the top song on country radio. Brad Paisley is also well-liked by dial-twisters; his "Southern Comfort Zone" settles in at #2, up from #4. Likewise, Kip Moore's "Hey Pretty Girl" is on the rise. At #33, the song is again the top mover of the radio. Also matching its momentum last week is Lady Antebellum's "Downtown," which ends its third week on the country radio chart at #16, up from #20.

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