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US Country Music Charts July 12, 2012

Singles, Albums, and Radio Airplay

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Top 5 Country Singles

  1. Brantley Gilbert - "You Don't Know Her Like I Do" from Halfway to Heaven
  2. Eli Young Band - "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" from Life at Best
  3. Dierks Bentley - "5-1-5-0" from Home
  4. Kenny Chesney - "Come Over" from Welcome to the Fishbowl
  5. Luke Bryan - "Drunk on You" from Tailgates & Tanlines

Big Chart Movers

  • #46-#40 Carrie Underwood - "Blown Away" from Blown Away
  • #50-#44 Kip Moore - "Beer Money" from Up All Night
  • #56-#50 Chris Cagle - "Let There Be Cowgirls" from Back in the Saddle
  • #24-#20 Little Big Town - "Pontoon"
  • #29-#26 Miranda Lambert - "Fastest Girl in Town" from Four the Record

Hot New Country Songs

  • #22 Tim McGraw - "Truck Yeah"
  • #58 Parmalee - "Musta Had a Good Time"
  • #59 Tim McGraw - "Right Back Atcha Babe" from Emotional Traffic

Comments

Brantley Gilbert claimed the top spot this week with "You Don't Know Her Like I Do." That knocks Luke Bryan off the top tier; "Drunk on You" fell down to #5. Following Gilbert's lead, Dierks Bentley and Kenny Chesney move up the ranks, respetively ending the week at #3 and #4. Meanwhile, two new singles from Tim McGraw --"Truck Yeah" and "Richt Back Atcha Babe" -- make their debut on the country single charts. What about Little Big Town's little-boat-song-that could? "Pontoon" makes a four point gain to dock at #20.

Top 5 Country Albums

  1. Kenny Chesney - Welcome to the Fishbowl
  2. Lionel Richie - Tuskegee
  3. Luke Bryan - Tailgates & Tanlines
  4. Carrie Underwood - Blown Away
  5. Eric Church - Chief

Hot New Country Albums

  • #12 Skylar Laine - American Idol: Season 11 Highlights EP
  • #48 Big & Rich - That's Why We Pray (EP)

Comments

Thought Lionel Richie was down for the count? Think again. The R&B crooner returns with his comeback-crossover hit Tuskegee. The duets albujm rocketed from #9 to the runner-up slot. The Zac Brown Band experienced a similar resurgence with their new album Uncaged arriving on the charts next week. The group's latest effort, You Get What You Give, rose from #17 to #8. That trend didn't extend to Alan Jackson, whose new album Thirty Miles West fell from #3 to #6.

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Country's Highest Ranking Radio Songs

  • 18. Eli Young Band - "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" from Life at Best
  • 20. Brantley Gilbert - "You Don't Know Her Like I Do" from Halfway to Heaven
  • 21. Dierks Bentley - "5-1-5-0" from Home
  • 22. Kenny Chesney - "Come Over" from Welcome to the Fishbowl
  • 24. Gloriana - "(Kissed You) Good Night"

Big Radio Chart Movers

  • None this week!

Hot New Radio Country Songs

  • #66 Zac Brown Band - "The Wind"
  • #72 Thomas Rhett - "Something to Do With My Hands"

Comments

The Eli Young Band's surge on the radio last week ends. "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" drops down two spots but remain in the teens at #18. Brantley Gilbert's #1 country single, "You Don't Know Her Like I Do," is a runner-up on the radio. Moving ahead is Dierks Bentley, whose party song "5-1-5-0" ends the week at #21. Likewise, Kenny Chesney's booty-call tune "Come Over," slots in at #22. Debuting on the FM dials at Thomas Rhett's "Something to Do With My Hands" and Zac Brown Band's lead-off single "The Wind."

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