Country Countdown: Brantley Gilbert's 'Know' Hits No. 1
Country Countdown: Brantley Gilbert's 'Know' Hits No. 1

Brantley Gilbert makes it two in a row atop Country Songs, as "You Don't Know Her Like I Do" leaps 3-1 in its 32nd chart week -- that's one week faster than his No. 1 peak with "Country Must Be Country Wide," which crowned the chart dated Dec. 3, 2011.

Ranking at No. 25 in its 29th week on Country Digital Songs, Nielsen SoundScan reports 19,000 downloads sold during the tracking week, with cumulative sales of more than 595,000 since it opened at No. 13 last fall (the song's best rank so far). The biggest one week sum to date was 27,000 on the April 21 chart, when it ranked at No. 19. Both of Gilbert's No. 1 achievements are from his second album, "Halfway to Heaven," which ranks at No. 14 in its 114th week on Country Albums (678,000 sold so far). His first appearance on that chart was "A Modern Day Prodigal Son," which peaked at No. 58 during a 35-week chart run (2009-11), and has sold roughly 150,000 to date.

Tim McGraw opens with a pair of new singles on Country Songs, led by his No. 22 start with "Truck Yeah," his first for the Big Machine label, and his highest solo debut ever -- his best collaborative bow was a No. 13 start earlier this year as Kenny Chesney's duet partner on "Feel Like a Rock Star," which peaked at No. 11 in May. The new solo benchmark surpasses his previous best, noted when "Grown Men Don't Cry" debuted at No. 30 in March 2001 -- it went on to become McGraw's 13th No. 1 later that year.

Meanwhile, as the artist's as-yet unsettled contract dispute with Curb continues, the label recently issued "Right Back Atcha Babe" from the "Emotional Traffic" album, which debuts at No. 59.

On Country Digital songs, "Truck Yeah" debuts at No. 6 (54,000 sold). Country digital songs is topped by Little Big Town's summertime hit "Pontoon," which steps 2-1 with 86,000 downloads. That's the biggest sales figure for a group on that chart since the Band Perry moved 89,000 with "If I Die Young" on the January 14 chart.

With 43,000 copies, Kenny Chesney logs a third week at No. 1 on Country Albums with "Welcome to the Fishbowl," while season 11 "American Idol" contender Skylar Laine's show highlights set takes the Hot Shot Debut at No. 12 (8,000 sold).

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