Country

Jake Owen's 'Beachin' ' Shores Up No. 1 Spot On Hot Country Songs

Jeff Lipski

Jake Owen

The singer scores his third leader. Plus, Colt Ford raps his way onto Top Country Albums and all  the 'Dirt' on Florida Georgia Line's new single.

PAY-'DIRT': Florida Georgia Line's "Dirt" enters Hot Country Songs at No. 40 based solely on radio play. With industry forecasters expecting an arrival in the neighborhood of 150,000 downloads sold in its first week, the lead single (released July 8, as was its video) from the twosome's next album, due this fall, should surge into the upper ranks of next week's Hot Country Songs chart. The pair performed the song July 8 on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."
 
FGL's debut album, "Here's to the Good Times," has sold 1.9 million copies and yielded three Hot Country Songs No. 1s, including "Cruise," which ruled the chart for a record 24 weeks and rose to No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The set's "This is How We Roll" racks a fourth cumulative week at No. 1 on Country Streaming Songs (2.1 million).
 
AIR QUALITY: The Country Airplay top 10 welcomes three new titles, led by Lee Brice's 12-7 leap with "I Don't Dance." The singer/songwriter scores his fifth consecutive, and sixth total, top 10. His chart history includes three No. 1s, a feat he last achieved with "I Drive Your Truck" (April 20, 2013).

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Brad Paisley scores his 31st Country Airplay top 10 with "River Bank" (11-8). Paisley last visited the upper tier with "Beat This Summer," which peaked at No. 2 on the July 13, 2013 chart. Dating to the chart's Jan. 20, 1990 inception, Paisley ties Keith Urban for the ninth-most top 10s. George Strait leads with 61, followed by Alan Jackson (51), Tim McGraw (50), Chesney (45), Toby Keith (42), Brooks & Dunn (41, the top mark among duos), Reba McEntire (36) and Garth Brooks (34). Rascal Flatts ranks next with 29 top 10s, the best sum among groups of more than two members.
 
Meanwhile, Dierks Bentley's "Drunk on a Plane" flies 13-9, marking his 18th Country Airplay top 10. It follows "I Hold On," which became his 11th No. 1 (April 5). He also recently appeared as a featured artist alongside Florida Georgia Line and Mike Eli on Cadillac Three's "The South," which peaked at No. 33 (May 10) during a 25-week chart run.