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US Country Music Charts July 4, 2013

Singles, Albums, and Radio Airplay


cruise single cover

Florida Georgia Line - 'Cruise' single (2012)

Image courtesy of Republic Nashville Records

Top 5 Country Singles

  1. Florida Georgia Line - "Cruise"
  2. Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies and Friends - "Boys 'Round Here"
  3. Hunter Hayes - "I Want Crazy"
  4. Luke Bryan - "Crash My Party"
  5. Darius Rucker - "Wagon Wheel"

Big Chart Movers

  • #35-#29 Sheryl Crow - "Easy"
  • #46-#41 Charlie Worsham - "Could It Be"
  • #44-#39 Joe Nichols - "Sunny and 75"
  • #37-#32 Chris Young - "Aw Naw"
  • #32-#28 Lady Antebellum - "Goodbye Town"

Hot New Country Songs


Florida Georgia Line maintain their streak at #1 with "Cruise." The song is now registered quadruple-platinum in the U.S. (that's over four million copies sold). Don't look for the group's drivetime anthem to lose speed anytime soon. The rest of the country song top 5 closely mimics last week; Blake Shelton is at #2 with "Boys' Round Here" and Hunter Hayes's "I Want Crazy" maintains at #3. Darius Rucker's "Wagon Wheel," formerly at #4, cedes its place to Luke Bryan's "Crash My Party," which moved up from #5. Mixing things up a bit is Eli Young Band's "Drunk Last Night," bowing in at #23.

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. Various Artists - NOW That's What I Call Country, Vol. 6

Hot New Country Albums

  • None this week!


Florida Georgia Line are clearly operating on all four cylinders. Their debut album, Here's to the Good Times, returns to the #1 spot after being briefly usurped by Hunter Hayes's bonus-track-studded re-release. Blake Shelton's Based on a True Story gained one point, ending the week at #2. But that's largely where the surprises end. Darius Rucker's True Believers remains at #4 and the latest NOW country compilation follows lock step at #5.

For more chart details, visit Billboard.

Country's Highest Ranking Radio Songs

  1. Luke Bryan - "Crash My Party"
  2. Brad Paisley - "Beat This Summer"
  3. The Band Perry - "DONE."
  4. Jake Owen - "Anywhere With You"
  5. Zac Brown Band - "Jump Right In"

Big Radio Chart Movers

  • #57-#40 Miranda Lambert - "All Kinds of Kinds"
  • #48-#34 Taylor Swift - "Red"
  • #35-#27 Jason Aldean - "Night Train"
  • #50-#44 Eli Young Band - "Drunk Last Night"
  • #59-#55 Weston Burt - "Lucky Sometimes"

Hot New Radio Country Songs

  • None this week!


If the rest of the country charts seem listless, that isn't the case for country radio. They airplay rankings get a fresh shuffle this week. The Zac Brown Band break the top 5 with "Jump Right In," formerly at #6. Brad Paisley shifts into the runner up slot with his seasonally appropriate "Beat This Summer." And Luke Bryan's "Crash My Party" takes the #1 spot from Jake Owen's "Anywhere With You." The week's big chart movers on the radio are Miranda Lambert, who moved from #57 to #40 with "All Kinds of Kinds," followed by Taylor Swift who pushed her single "Red" into the mid-thirties. Higher up on the airplay top 100 is Jason Aldean, whose "Night Train" chugged six spots up to make its last whistle stop at #27. The Eli Young Band, who as you might remember scored the most popular country song of 2011 with "Crazy Girl" (not to mention one of the top country songs of last year), introduce their latest piece of ear candy: "Drunk Last Night," which is currently clocked in at #44. Look for that number to reduce to single digits, very soon.

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