Cash, who died in 2003, placed his first posthumous album atop Top Country Albums when "American V: A Hundred Highways" spent two weeks at No. 1 in July 2006. The icon's early chart history includes eight No. 1s on Top Country Albums from 1964 to 1971.
'HIGH' DEBUT: Jerrod Niemann's "High Noon" debuts at No. 3 on Top Country Albums. His third album arrives with 14,000 sold. He previously scored a No. 9 opening-week peak with "Free the Music" two years ago (8,000) following a No. 1 launch for "Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury" in 2010 (34,000).
The lead single from the new album, "Drink to That All Night," spends a second week at its No. 4 peak to date on Hot Country Songs. It's sold 503,000 downloads.
HOW BROMANTIC: Florida Georgia Line's "This Is How We Roll," featuring Luke Bryan, caps Hot Country Songs for a third straight week. It also leads Country Digital Songs for a fourth cumulative week, selling 77,000 downloads; it's moved 692,000 total.
Bryan, meanwhile, earns Digital Gainer (63,000, up 30%) and Airplay Gainer stripes with "Play It Again," which flies 9-5 on Hot Country Songs. On the Nielsen BDS-fueled Country Airplay chart, "Play" pushes 18-16 (30 million audience impressions, up 39%). A bit lower on Hot Country Songs, the March 22 video premiere on CMT for Bryan's "She Get Me High" (36-33) spurs its Streaming Gainer nod (335,000 U.S. streams, up 81%, according to BDS). The track is from Bryan's "Spring Break 6 …Like We Ain't Ever" EP, which ranks at No. 6 in its third week on Top Country Albums (10,000 sold during the tracking week).
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RHETT & BRETT: Thomas Rhett lands his second straight Country Airplay top 10 with "Get Me Some of That," which shoots 12-9. Rhett's prior single, "It Goes Like This," spent three weeks at No. 1.
Brett Eldredge also tallies his second Country Airplay top 10 with "Beat of the Music" (11-10). The song follows his "Don't Ya," which dominated the chart for two weeks last summer.