This is emphatically Kenny Chesney’s week. Not only does his Life on a Rock top
both Billboard‘s country and all-genres charts, he also has four new songs on the country airplay list.
SoundScan’s count, Life on a Rock sold 152,805 copies its first week out.
Bells are ringing for Florida
Georgia Line as well. The hot new duo’s “Get Your
Shine On” moves up to No. 1 in the airplay competition after a 22-week climb. This is FGL’s second consecutive chart-topper.
are three other new albums apart from Chesney’s. They are the Randy Rogers Band’s
Trouble, debuting at No. 3, William Clark Green’s Rose Queen (No. 34) and Georgia Holt’s Honky Tonk Woman
Returning to the chart is Chris Cagle’s scrappy Back in the Saddle
at No. 74.
All four new songs belong to Chesney: “Coconut Tree” (with Willie Nelson,
No. 56), “When I See This Bar” (No. 57), “Must Be Something I Missed” (No. 59) and “Life on a Rock” (No. 60).
can take extra pleasure in the fact that he wrote No. 60 and co-wrote No. 57 and No. 59.
The No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5
albums, in that order, are Blake Shelton’s Based on a True Story (last week’s
No. 1), The Band Perry’s Pioneer and Florida Georgia Line’s Here’s
to the Good Times.
Completing the Top 5 songs cluster are Miranda Lambert’s
“Mama’s Broken Heart,” Darius
Rucker‘s “Wagon Wheel,” Chesney’s “Pirate
Flag” and Thompson Square’s “If
I Didn’t Have You” (last week’s No. 1).
Next week we’ll see how Lady Antebellum’s
newest album, Golden, fared. It went on sale Tuesday (May 7).