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US Country Music Charts May 3, 2012

Singles, Albums, and Radio Airplay

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Rascal Flatts - 'Changed' (2012)

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Top 5 Country Singles

  1. Rascal Flatts - "Banjo" from Changed
  2. Lady Antebellum - "Dancin' Away with My Heart" from Own the Night
  3. Miranda Lambert - "Over You" from Four the Record
  4. Jason Aldean - "Fly Over States" from My Kinda Party
  5. Blake Shelton - "Drink on It" from Red River Blue

Big Chart Movers

  • #54-#44 - George Strait - "Drinkin' Man" from Here for a Good Time
  • #30-#25 - Dierks Bentley - "5-1-5-0" from Home
  • #36-#31 - Keith Urban - "All for You" from Get Closer
  • #53-#49 - Jon Pardi - "Missin' You Crazy"
  • #51-#48 - Greg Bates - "Did It for the Girl"

Hot New Country Songs

  • #53 - Kellie Pickler - "100 Proof" from 100 Proof
  • #55 - Randy Houser - "How Country Feels"
  • #59 - Jaida Dreyer - "Guy's Girl"
  • #60 - Kristen Kelly - "Ex-Old Man"

Comments

After getting clobbered by Blake Shelton's "Drink on It" for two weeks in a row, Rascal Flatts's "Banjo" finally fights its way into the #1 spot. It was about time, boys. But one has to wonder if Shelton's drinking-slash-love song was dying anyway (as its descent four spots to #5 might persuade one to conclude). Can't say the same about his spouse's tune "Over You," which advanced to #3 this week. And no, you can't keep Jason Aldean away; the country singer tips his hat at #4 with "Fly Over States."

Top 5 Country Albums

  1. Lionel Richie - Tuskegee
  2. Lee Brice - Hard 2 Love
  3. Kip Moore - Up All Night
  4. Luke Bryan - Tailgates & Tanlines
  5. Josh Abbott Band - Small Town Family Dream

Hot New Country Albums

  • #2 Lee Brice - Hard 2 Love
  • #3 Kip Moore - Up All Night
  • #5 Josh Abbott Band - Small Town Family Dream
  • #41 Marty Stuart - Nashville, Volume 1: Tear the Woodpile Down

Comments

Lee Brice is good, but he's not good enough to shake Lionel Richie from his #1 spot on the country album charts (3 weeks and counting). Another new record similar in style to Brice's Hard 2 Love claimed the bronze medal. That would be Kip Moore's Springsteen-ish Up All Night. The shake-ups continue at the bottom of the top 5, as the Josh Abbott Band's third studio album, Small Town Family Dream, punches in at #5. Also debuting this week, but failing to break the top 10, was new traditionalist Marty Stuart's Nashville, Volume 1: Tear the Woodpile Down.

For more chart details, visit Billboard.

Country's Highest Ranking Radio Songs

  • #23 - Rascal Flatts - "Banjo" from Changed
  • #24 - Miranda Lambert - "Over You" from Four the Record
  • #27 - Lady Antebellum - "Dancin' Away with My Heart" from Own the Night
  • #28 - Jason Aldean - "Fly Over States" from My Kinda Party
  • #30 - Zac Brown Band - "No Hurry" from You Get What You Give

Big Radio Chart Movers

  • #38-#30 - Zac Brown Band - "No Hurry" from You Get What You Give

Hot New Radio Country Songs

  • None this week!

Comments

At #23, "Banjo" tunes into a hit with FM listeners. (Sorry.) One notch down the dial, Miranda Lambert's "Over You" nudges out popster Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" (at #25, but only momentarily). Meanwhile, the Zac Brown Band's "No Hurry" proves more resilient on the radio waves than it does on the country singles chart, advancing eight spots to #30.

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