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Eli Young Band Scores First No. 1 On Top Country Albums Chart

Kate Glicksberg

The Eli Young Band photographed at the Billboard Studio on March 3, 2014

The act joins David Nail and Kevin Fowler in setting new bests on the ranking

"We really wanted to record songs that would be fun for our fans," Young says of the new set. "We've also learned to follow our gut when it comes to song selection and recording. We wrote a lot more for this record."

Eli Young Band is currently touring Australia with Darius Rucker and will tour the U.S. later this year with Jake Owen and the Cadillac Three.
 
David Nail's "I'm a Fire" debuts at No. 3 on Top Country Albums with 23,000 sold, marking his highest rank and best sales week, surpassing his No. 8 arrival with "The Sound of a Million Dreams" (Dec. 3, 2011; 13,000). "Fire" lead single "Whatever She's Got" rose to No. 1 on Country Airplay and No. 2 on Hot Country Songs.
 
Meanwhile, Texas regional star Kevin Fowler's "How Country Are Ya?" marks his top rank, opening at No. 9 with 5,000 sold (his third-biggest sales week). He'd previously charted as high as No. 14 with "Bring It On" seven years ago.
 
HOT 'ROLL': Florida Georgia Line's "This Is How We Roll" (featuring Luke Bryan) rockets 13-2 on Hot Country Songs, sweeping the chart's Streaming, Digital and Airplay Gainer honors. Due in part to the track's March 8 video premiere, combined YouTube plays account for 46% of its 641,000 U.S streams (up 40%), according to Nielsen BDS. "Roll" roars 22-11 on Country Streaming Songs. The cut holds at No. 2 on Country Digital Songs with 58,000 downloads sold (up 24%) and swipes the biggest audience gain on the BDS-based Country Airplay tally (23-17; 19 million impressions, up 42%). It ranks at No. 2 on Country Streaming Songs.