Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line Top Billboard’s Year-End Country Charts
The Georgia native also tops the year-end country albums lists with 'Crash My Party,' which has sold 2.3 million copies since its release in August of 2013 and gained 4.4 million track sales in 2014 alone. In addition, the album delivered two of country music's biggest hits this year, 'Drink a Beer' and 'Play It Again,' which spent a collective 14 weeks in the top spot of the Hot Country Songs chart, putting Bryan at the top of the year-end Hot Country Songs Artists chart as well.
Bryan did well digitally, too. He was named the top digital country artist for 2014, and 'Play It Again' landed at No. 2 on the year's Country Digital Songs list.
Bryan also takes the top spot on the Country Airplay Artists chart, but Brett Eldredge's 'Beat of the Music' topped the Country Songs Airplay chart.
But wait, there's more: Bryan gained some recognition for his appearance on the Florida Georgia Line tune 'This is How We Roll,' which finished the year in the top spot on the Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs charts.
FGL is also in the top spot on the Country Streaming Songs Artists and Country Streaming Songs recaps. 'Cruise''s success carried over in 2014 to lead the latter list; seven of the song's 33 weeks at No. 1 occurred in 2014. 'Cruise' is followed on Country Streaming Songs by 'This is How We Roll,' which spent five weeks at No. 1. Their single 'Dirt' also makes it into the Top 10, coming in at No. 7 on the year-end list after spending three weeks in the top spot.
Some country and bluegrass artists did well on other charts: Garth Brooks took the top spot on both the Independent Artists and Independent Albums charts, the latter for 'Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences.' Nickel Creek sits atop the lists for Bluegrass Artists and Bluegrass Albums, the latter for their 2014 release 'A Dotted Line.' And country-tuned-pop superstar Swift leads the pack on Billboard's Top 200 Artists list.
See all of Billboard's year-end lists here.
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