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Blake Shelton and Florida Georgia Line Lead Billboard Country Charts

Blake Shelton debuted atop the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for the week ending June 11 with “If I’m Honest.” Florida Georgia Line held onto the top of the Hot Country Songs chart with “H.O.L.Y.”
Shelton knocked Keith Urban’s “Ripcord” from the top spot as Urban fell to third. Chris Stapleton’s “Traveller” was second. Jennifer Nettles held fourth with “Playing With Fire,” one ahead of Cole Swindell’s “You Should Be Here.”

Shelton was at 7 with “Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits,” up 6. The Highwaymen debuted at 16 with “Live: American Outlaws,” a 3-CD, 1-DVD set culled mainly from a 1981 concert in Uniondale, N.Y.

On the songs chart, Blake Shelton stayed second with “Came Here to Forget.” Tim McGraw stood in third with “Humble And Kind,” one ahead of Thomas Rhett’s “T-Shirt.” “Somewhere on a Beach” from Dierks Bentley was fifth.

Carrie Underwood was up three to 10th with “Church Bells.” Adam Wakefield, who was on The Voice, debuted at 14 with “Lonesome Broken and Blue.” Dan + Shay jumped from 23 to 17 with “From the Ground Up.” Nettles moved up 6 spots to 24 with “Unlove You.”

“Bright Star: A New Musical” from Steve Martin stayed first on the Bluegrass Albums chart. The SteelDrivers held second with “The Muscle Shoals Recordings.” A compilation, “Bluegrass Gems,” was third, one ahead of Martin and Edie Brickell’s “So Familiar.” Another compilation, “Bluegrass Classics Collection: Power Picks 75 Classics” was fifth.

On the new Americana/Folk Albums chart, Bob Dylan debuted in first with “Fallen Angels.” Mudcrutch opened in second with “2.” Stapleton’s “Traveller” was third, followed by The Lumineers’ “Cleopatra” and Sturgill Simpson’s “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth.”

On the overall top 200, Shelton was 3rd, Stapleton 13th, Urban 18th, Swindell 29th and Rhett 29th with “Tangled Up.” The Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts use different criteria.

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