Nearly doubling the trio's previous best weekly Nielsen SoundScan sum, Pistol Annies' sophomore set "Annie Up" bows at No. 2 on Top Country Albums with 83,000 sold. The threesome of Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley previously debuted at No. 1 with "Hell on Heels," which started with 44,000 on the Sept. 10, 2011, list.
On Hot Country Songs, the trio achieves its highest rank as featured on Lambert's husband Blake Shelton's "Boys 'Round Here," which bullets at No. 3.
A RECORD RECORD: Florida Georgia Line garners the highest weekly audience since Country Airplay converted from a plays-based chart to an audience-based ranking in January 2005, as "Get Your Shine On" draws 40.7 million impressions, according to Nielsen BDS, in its second week at No. 1. The sum bests the prior mark, established when Toby Keith stacked 40.6 million (Aug, 13, 2005) amid a six-week reign with "As Good as I Once Was."
(Aiding many currently-charting country songs' reach, New York City's new country outlet WNSH (Nash FM 94.7) was recently added as a Country Airplay panelist. The station accounted for 811,000 audience impressions for "Shine" in the May 6-12 BDS tracking week, the fourth-highest total among the 129 stations that report to the tally, all of which played the song last week.)
On Hot Country Songs, "Shine" spends a fourth consecutive week at its No. 5 peak, while the pair's breakout hit "Cruise" logs an 11th week on top.
BACK TO 'MEMPHIS': Danielle Bradbery, a contender on NBC's "The Voice," snares the Hot Shot Debut on Hot Country Songs at No. 25 with her cover of "Maybe It Was Memphis." Pam Tillis took the original version to No. 3 on Hot Country Songs 21 years ago, marking one of her 13 top 10s on the survey.
Upon the song's return, let's revisit the career of Tillis, a staple of early '90s country radio. Here are her 10 top-peaking hits on Hot Country Songs:
No. 1 (two weeks), "Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life)," 1995
No. 2, "When You Walk in the Room," 1994
No. 3, "In Between Dances," 1995
No. 3, "Shake the Sugar Tree," 1992
No. 3, "Maybe It Was Memphis," 1992
No. 4, "All the Good Ones Are Gone," 1997
No. 4, "Let That Pony Run," 1993
No. 5, "Land of the Living," 1997
No. 5, "Spilled Perfume," 1994
No. 5, "Don't Tell Me What to Do," 1991
In addition to "Voice" voters and consumers who purchased the track, another fan of Bradbery's version of "Memphis?" Tillis. She recently Tweeted about Bradbery, "I'm proud of her. This song is not easy to sing.
"I should know."