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FGL and Shelton Lead Billboard Country

Florida Georgia Line continues atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with “H.O.L.Y.” for the week ending July 2. Blake Shelton stood atop the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with “If I’m Honest.”
On the songs chart, Luke Bryan was second with “Huntin’, Fishin’ & Lovin’ Every Day,” switching spots with Tim McGraw’s “Humble And Kind,” which was third. Thomas Rhett remained fourth with “T-Shirt.” Carrie Underwood was fifth, up three, with “Church Bells.”

Jason Aldean went from 10 to 6 with “Lights Come On.” Keith Urban was one back with “Wasted Time,” up four. Jon Pardi was ninth with “Head Over Boots,” up three. Kelsea Ballerini also climbed 3, to 13, with “Peter Pan.” Jake Owen’s “American Country Love Song” stood at 15, up 3. Shelton closed out the top 25 with “She’s Got a Way With Words,” up 5.

On the albums chart, Chris Stapleton was second with “Traveller,” up 3. “NOW That’s What I Call Country, Volume 9,” a compilation disc, debuted in third. Urban was fourth with “Ripcord.” Dierks Bentley was fifth with “Black.”

Last week’s number one, Maren Morris’ “Hero,” fell to sixth. Brandy Clark debuted in eighth with “Big Day in a Small Town,” one ahead of Frankie Ballard’s “El Rio” in its debut week. Drew Baldridge debuted in 11th with “Dirt On Us.” “Colvin & Earle,” an album by Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle, entered the chart at 13. Kane Brown jumped from 36 to 24 with his EP, “Chapter 1.”

“Bright Star: A New Musical” by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell remained first on the Bluegrass Albums chart. Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice debuted in second with “Poor Boy’s Pleasure.” Steep Canyon Rangers were third with “Radio,” one ahead of Martin and Brickell’s “So Familiar.” Flatt Lonesome was fifth with “Runaway Train,” up five.

Stapleton led the Americana/Folk Albums chart. Band of Horses debuted in second with “Why Are You OK,” one ahead of the Kaleo debut “A/B.” Paul Simon was fourth with “Stranger to Stranger.” Clark entered in fifth.

On the overall top 200, Shelton was 9th, Stapleton 10th, Bentley 19th, Urban 24th, and Rhett 27th. The top 200 and Top Country Albums charts use different criteria.

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