Hunter Hayes, Jason Aldean Split Country Charts
Hunter Hayes is once again a "Wanted" man with his very first No. 1 single maintaining its hold at the top of this week's Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart. Jason Aldean's "Take a Little Ride," from the superstar's upcoming Night Train album, moves from No. 3 to No. 2 on that chart and scores Jason his eighth No. 1 over on Billboard's Top Country Songs survey, with Hunter at No. 2.
Dustin Lynch, meanwhile, makes a big move on both charts, from 6 to 3, with "Cowboys and Angels," which means his debut single could also become his first chart-topper.
Brad Paisley's latest, "Southern Comfort Zone," which premiered last week, gets off to a comfortable start, bowing at No. 34 on the Mediabase chart.
Faith Hill's new one, "American Heart," doesn't actually go for radio airplay until Oct. 1 but the soulful tune nevertheless has debuted on Billboard at No. 57 for the week. Three (and one-half) of the Top 10 on the Mediabase chart are by female acts: Miranda Lambert's "Fastest Girl in Town" (10), Little Big Town's "Pontoon" (8), "Blown Away" by Carrie Underwood (5) and Jana Kramer's "Why You Wanna" at No. 4.
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