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US Country Music Charts July 5, 2012

Singles, Albums, and Radio Airplay


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Kenny Chesney - 'Welcome to the Fishbowl' (2012)

Image courtesy of BNA Records

Top 5 Country Singles

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

Big Chart Movers

  • #54-45 Eric Church - "Creepin'" from Chief
  • #57-#50 Kip Moore - "Beer Money" from Up All Night
  • #24-#18 Zac Brown Band - "The Wind" from Uncaged
  • #35-#29 Miranda Lambert - "Fastest Girl in Town" from Four the Record
  • #14-#11 Blake Shelton - "Over" from Red River Blue

Hot New Country Songs

  • #56 Chris Cagle - "Let There Be Cowgirls" from Back in the Saddle


Can you say repeat? Luke Bryan is #1 for the second week in a row with "Drunk on You." The Eli Young Band, Brantley Gilbert, and Dierks Bentley also keep their positions from last week. Kenny Chesney steps into the top 5, exactly as I predicted last week. (Ahem.) Scheming to break up this boy's club is Gloriana, whose single "(Kissed You) Good Night" clocks in at #7; that's from her upcoming album A Thousand Miles Left Behind. Ditto Miranda Lambert, whose latest single "Fastest Girl in Town" jumped from #35 to #29. No prophecies from me for the moment.

Top 5 Country Albums

  1. Kenny Chesney - Welcome to the Fishbowl
  2. Luke Bryan - Tailgates & Tanlines
  3. Alan Jackson - Thirty Miles West
  4. Carrie Underwood - Blown Away
  5. Eric Church - Chief

Hot New Country Albums

  • #56 Chris Cagle - Back in the Saddle


Can you say repeat? Your eyes do not deceive you: it's double deja vu on the country album charts. Resisting change is Kenny Chesney, whose two-week-old record Welcome to the Fishbowl is still #1. Also immovable are Luke Bryan, at #2 with Tailgates & Tanlines, and Alan Jackson, at #3 with his traditional-minded Thirty Miles West. Debuting at #6 is Chris Cagle's Back in the Saddle; the album's single "Let There Be Cowgirls" also went into rotation this week. Meanwhile, the popular NOW This Is What I Call Country compilation got knocked off its pedestal, falling from #4 to #7.

For more chart details, visit Billboard.

Country's Highest Ranking Radio Songs

Big Radio Chart Movers

Hot New Radio Country Songs

  • None this week!


What's it like to be a teenager? Ask the Eli Young Band and Brantley Gilbert, who are creepin' on up the radio charts and leaving the 20s behind them. The Eli Young Band's "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" moved from #21 to #16. Gilbert's "You Don't Know Her Like I Do" also impressed, climbing from #22 to #19. While Luke Bryan rules the country single charts with "Drunk on You," radio listeners are less enthusiastic: the inebriated love tune fell to #20 from #16, but that still left it in third place among country songs.

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