The sibling trio launches its new single at No. 23. Plus, Darius Rucker storms the top five and Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift's new duet soars
The Band Perry draws Hot Shot Debut applause at No. 23 on Hot Country Songs with "Done.," the second single from "Pioneer," the sibling trio's sophomore album, due April 2. The threesome debuted higher just once, when the album's lead single "Better Dig Two" opened at No. 9 last November on its way to two weeks at No. 1 last month.
"Done" also posts the highest start (No. 11) on Country Digital Songs, where it opens with 32,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The track flies 31-26 in its third week on the Nielsen BDS-based Country Airplay tally with 8.5 million audience impressions (up 65%).
DARIUS' RUCKUS: Darius Rucker's cover of Old Crow Medicine Show's "Wagon Wheel" makes a strong move on Hot Country Songs, rising 11-5 in its 10th chart week. It steps 3-2 on Country Digital Songs (61,000, up 10%) and bullets at No. 18 on Country Airplay (14.7 million, up 20%). Meanwhile, the band's original take (from 2004) sells 15,000 and ranks at No. 28 on Country Digital Songs.
Kenny Chesney logs his 44th top 10 on Hot Country Songs, as "Pirate Flag" shoots 14-10 in its seventh week. The single previews his "Life on a Rock" album, due April 30.
Blake Shelton's "Sure Be Cool If You Did," which rises 3-1 on Country Airplay, meanwhile, leads Hot Country Songs for a fourth week. The reign ties "Honey Bee" (2011) and "Some Beach" (2004) as the second-longest of his 13 Hot Country Songs No. 1s. He's reigned longer only with his debut No. 1 "Austin" (five weeks, 2001).
NO 'HIGHWAY' SPEED LIMIT: Also noteworthy on Hot Country Songs is the Digital Gainer nod for Tim McGraw's "Highway Don't Care," with Taylor Swift. The song jumps 26-21 with a 31% sales spike to 42,000. It surges 13-6 on Country Digital Songs, where it debuted at No. 1 the week of Feb. 23.
Up 15% in audience, Chris Young's "I Can Take It from There" takes Airplay Gainer honors on Hot Country Songs (21-18). It jumps 9-8 on Country Airplay (27.4 million, up 11%).
Luke Bryan's "Buzzkill" bullets at No. 29 in its second week on Hot Country Songs, picking up the Streaming Gainer trophy following its first full week of streaming availability (556,000 streams).
AS CROW FLIES: With her first solo appearance in nine years, Sheryl Crow opens at No. 43 on Hot Country Songs with "Easy," her first release on Warner Bros./WMN. The track sells 11,000 and starts at No. 37 on Country Digital Songs.
"Easy" becomes Crow's first top 40 Country Airplay hit (44-37) unaccompanied by another artist since her cover of Rod Stewart's "The First Cut Is the Deepest" reached No. 35 in 2004. She had last occupied the region as a guest, with Vince Gill, on Brooks & Dunn's No. 4-peaking "Building Bridges" in 2006.
'LIFE' BEGINS: With 61,000 sold, Luke Bryan's "Spring Break… Here to Party" dominates Top Country Albums for a second week.
At No. 19, Shooter Jennings, son of late country legend (and "Dukes of Hazzard" balladeer, of course) Waylon Jennings, earns the top new entry with "The Other Life," which sells 4,000. Jennings' history on Top Country Albums includes six previous entries. He scored his best rank (No. 10) with "Family Man" a year ago this week.