Billboard Chart Flash: Week of Sept. 27 – Oct. 3

Last week we predicted Kenny Chesney would rule both of Billboard’s country charts with the release of his latest studio album, Hemingway’s Whiskey. Well our prediction proved to be true as Hemingway’s Whiskey is the top selling album in the country while the album’s lead single, “Boys of Fall,” remains the top country song in the land. Find out who follows Kenny on both charts in this week’s Chart Flash.

On the Country Albums chart, Hemingway’s Whiskey barrels to the top of the chart with first week sales of over 183,000 copies. The album also debuted at number one on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, making it two straight weeks the top selling album in the U.S.A is a country album. The album’s debut sends last week’s number one album, Zac Brown Band’s You Get What You Give, down to the number two spot. Also slipping down one spot is Billy Currington’s Enjoy Yourself which ends up at number three this week. Falling to number four is Jamey Johnson’s The Guitar Song while Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now rounds out this week’s top five albums.

On the Hot Country Songs chart, Kenny Chesney’s “Boys of Fall” holds onto the top spot for a second consecutive week. Holding steady at number two is Josh Turner with his latest smash single “All Over Me.” Moving up two spots to number three is Darius Rucker’s “Come Back Song” which sends last week’s number three song, Easton Corbin’s “Roll With It,” down to number four. Rounding out the top five country songs in the US is Sugarland’s “Stuck Like Glue,” which makes its first appearance in the top five this week.

Leading this week’s debut singles is Brett Eldredge’s “Raymond” which makes its debut at no. 52. Following Eldredge is Craig Morgan’s “Still A Little Chicken Left on that Bone” which comes in at no. 54 and Jewel’s “Ten” which debuts at no. 55. This week’s greatest gainer belongs to Lady Antebellum’s “Hello World” which makes a remarkable 14 spot jump up to number 39 this week.

Next week will see the debut of Toby Keith’s latest album, Bullets in the Gun, and Katie Arminger’s debut album with Keith possibly landing at number one. On the singles chart, Josh Turner continues to gain momentum with “All Over Me” and could possibly knock Chesney out of the top spot. We’ll once again sort out all the storylines for you in next week’s Chart Flash.

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One response to “Billboard Chart Flash: Week of Sept. 27 – Oct. 3

  1. "Hemingway's Whisky" is a great album! Found this wonderful article on NPR about Kenny and the album: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130104926

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