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US Country Music Charts May 24, 2012

Singles, Albums, and Radio Airplay

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up all night album cover

Kip Moore - 'Up All Night' (2012)

Image courtesy of MCA Nashville Records

Top 5 Country Singles

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

Big Chart Movers

Hot New Country Songs

Comments

Kip Moore claims the #1 spot with "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck," a relative old-timer that was released last September. The tune clearly has staying power, something you can also say of Jason Aldean's "Fly Over States." The My Kinda Party song pushed down to #2 after leading the country singles charts last week. At the same time, Zac Brown Band's "No Hurry" moves slowly and steadily upward, presently reaching a high water mark of #3. As I foresaw in my infinite wisdom, Eric Church's name-dropper "Springsteen" broke into the top 5 this week, clocking in at #4. Carrie Underwood's "Good Girl" stalls at #5. Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, and Rascal Flatts -- whose have all dropped off the top 5 -- make a bid for reconquest with the release of their new singles this week.

Top 5 Country Albums

  1. Carrie Underwood - Blown Away
  2. Lionel Richie - Tuskegee
  3. Luke Bryan - Tailgates & Tanlines
  4. Willie Nelson - Heroes
  5. Eric Church - Chief

Hot New Country Albums

Comments

Carrie Underwood marks her third week at #1 with Blown Away. Lionel Richie's Tuskegee is the other power player on the country album charts; this is Richie's eighth week in the top two slots after debuting at #1 in early April. Luke Bryan completes the trifecta with Tailgates & Tanlines; like Underwood and Richie's albums, it remains exactly where it was last week. Also staying put is Eric Church, at #5 with Chief. So it's a rather boring lineup this week. Mixing things up, thankfully, is Willie Nelson, whose new album Heroes makes an impressive debut at #4.

For more chart details, visit Billboard.

Country's Highest Ranking Radio Songs

Big Radio Chart Movers

  • #75-#64 Dierks Bentley - "5-1-5-0" from Home

Hot New Radio Country Songs

  • None this week!

Comments

Radio listeners couldn't get Carrie Underwood out of their heads, apparently. "Good Girl," her flagship single from Blown Away, stands above the competition at #23. Jason Aldean falls from #20 to #25 with "Fly Over States." The Zac Brown Band's "No Hurry," Eric Church's "Springsteen," and Luke Bryan's "Drunk On You" each make modest gains. Also rising up the radio charts, but narrowly missing the top 5 roundup, is Tim McGraw's "Better Than I Used to Be," from Emotional Traffic. The introspective tune climbs up three rungs, from #36 to #33. And that's all, folks.

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