Trio-turned-duo Love And Theft celebrates its second top 10 on Country Songs, as "Angel Eyes" (RCA Nashville) jumps 12-10 in its 33rd chart week. That's exactly the same number of weeks it took their first top 10 to reach the upper tier, noted when "Runaway" spent the first of two weeks at its No. 10 peak in 2009.
The new song also posts the largest increase on the audience-ranked chart during the Nielsen BDS tracking week. Before the threesome became a twosome, they peaked at No. 25 with "Dancing in Circles" two years ago. On Country Digital Songs, "Eyes" sells 30,000 downloads, good for a third straight week at its No. 11 peak position. The duo's self-titled second album arrives at retail July 24, following "World Wide Open," which peaked on opening week at No. 10 on the Country Albums chart dated Sept. 12, 2009. With 61,000 sold, this week's Country Albums chart is led for a second week by Kenny Chesney's "Welcome to the Fishbowl" (Blue Chair/Columbia Nashville).
High atop Country Songs, Luke Bryan's "Drunk on You" (Capitol Nashville) spends a second week at No. 1, his second of four chart toppers to spend more than one week at the summit. He stayed two weeks with his first No. 1, "Rain Is a Good Thing," two summers ago. With 77,000 downloads during the Nielsen SoundScan tracking week, "Drunk" collects a sixth straight week atop Country Digital Songs.
Meanwhile, Chris Cagle reaches his highest perch in four years on Country Albums, noted as "Back In the Saddle" (Bigger Picture) opens at No. 6 with 15,000 sold. That's his best rank since "My Life's Been a Country Song" bowed at No. 1 on the March 8, 2008 list. He also debuted at No. 1 with his self-titled second album in 2003. The second single from his new album is "Let There Be Cowgirls," which takes the Hot Shot Debut at No. 56 on Country Songs. Lead track "Got My Country On" peaked at No. 12 in June.
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