CMA Awards Predictions: Best New Artist
CMA Awards Predictions: Best New Artist

With Greatest Gainer honors, newcomer Hunter Hayes rockets to his first top five achievement on Country Songs, as "Wanted" gains 3.7 million listener impressions and flies 8-4 in its 27th chart week. His increase edges Jason Aldean's gain of 3.5 million with "Take a Little Ride," which shoots 12-8 to become the artist's 15th top 10.

Meanwhile, Hayes' track achieves a platinum certification by the RIAA, with Nielsen SoundScan reporting more than one million downloads sold. On this week's Country Digital Songs, "Wanted" bullets at No. 4 (66,000 sold).

With 23,000 sold, newcomer Dustin Lynch opens at No. 1 on Country Albums with his self-titled debut set, which is also the first album by a rookie country singer to arrive at No. 1 on the Independent Albums tally -- it enters the Billboard 200 at No. 13. Concurrently, the artist achieves his first top 10's on Hot Country Songs (11-10) and Country Digital Songs (14-10) with lead single "Cowboys and Angels," which sells 35,000 downloads.

After her record-breaking start last week with "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," Taylor Swift encores at No. 1 on the Hot 100.

Following her handsome No. 13 start last week on Country Songs, "Never" dips 6 million listener impressions and tumbles to No. 19. "Never" is again the leading title on Country Digital Songs.