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US Country Music Charts May 17, 2012

Singles, Albums, and Radio Airplay

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my kinda party album cover

Jason Aldean - 'My Kinda Party' (2010)

Image courtesy of Broken Bow Records

Top 5 Country Singles

  1. Jason Aldean - "Fly Over States" from My Kinda Party
  2. Miranda Lambert - "Over You" from Four the Record
  3. Kip Moore - "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck" from Up All Night
  4. Zac Brown Band - "No Hurry" from You Get What You Give
  5. Carrie Underwood - "Good Girl" from Blown Away

Big Chart Movers

  • #53-#40 - Blake Shelton - "Over" from Red River Blue
  • #58-#52 - Randy Houser - "How Country Feels"
  • #42-#37 - George Strait - "Drinkin' Man" from Here for a Good Time
  • #59-#54 - Montgomery Gentry - "So Called Life" from Rebels on the Run

Hot New Country Songs

Comments

Jason Aldean touches down at #1 with "Fly Over States," and don't tell me you're surprised. Given the song's steady ascent since its debut 20 weeks ago, it's been a long time coming. That pushes Miranda Lambert down to #2 with "Over You," while Kip Moore's "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck" gets the bump from his just-released debut Up All Night, which jumped from #5 to a best-of #3. Zac Brown and the boys stand their ground at #4 with "No Hurry," while Carrie Underwood rises up to #5 with "Good Girl." On the lower tier of the top 10, Eric Church nudges up two spots to #6 with "Springsteen" (it'll break the top 5 soon), while Rascal Flatts' "Banjo" falls five spots to #8.

Top 5 Country Albums

  1. Carrie Underwood - Blown Away
  2. Lionel Richie - Tuskegee
  3. Luke Bryan - Tailgates & Tanlines
  4. Rascal Flatts - Changed
  5. Eric Church - Chief

Hot New Country Albums

  • #14 Turnpike Troubadors - Goodbye Normal Street
  • #15 Pat Green - Songs We Wish We'd Written Part 2

Comments

Carrie Underwood's Blown Away keeps the top spot in its second week of release, a feat she matched on the pop charts. Just below her is Lionel Richie's smash Tuskegee, which has the honor of being the first platinum record of 2012. Also not budging a bit Luke Bryan, whose party-in-a-box Tailgates & Tanlines remains a strong performer at #3. If Rascal Flatts fell on the singles charts, they made it up with album buyers, who propelled Changed from #8 to #4. Finally, Eric Church's "misunderstanding" with Miranda Lambert hasn't hurt his standing on the charts: Chief is sitting pretty at #5.

For more chart details, visit Billboard.

Country's Highest Ranking Radio Songs

  • #20 - Jason Aldean - "Fly Over States" from My Kinda Party
  • #26 - Kip Moore - "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck" from Up All Night
  • #27 - Miranda Lambert - "Over You" from Four the Record
  • #28 - Zac Brown Band - "No Hurry" from You Get What You Give
  • #30 - Carrie Underwood - "Good Girl" from Blown Away

Big Radio Chart Movers

  • #74-#66 - The Band Perry - "Postcard from Paris" from The Band Perry

Hot New Radio Country Songs

  • #75 Dierks Bentley - "5-1-5-0" from Home

Comments

Radio listeners are tuning into Jason Aldean's ode to the heartland. At #20, "Fly Over States" leads the country songs on the radio this week. In a surprising development, Kip Moore's "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck" flies past Miranda Lambert's "Over You," burning rubber from #32 to #26. (Must have a nitros, or somethin'.)

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