Hot 100: Tim McGraw Goes Top 40, Blake Shelton’s “Lonely Tonight” Surges

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While Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water” claims the country genre’s best position on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 (#38), Tim McGraw’s “Shotgun Rider” achieves the most notable milestone.

McGraw’s song, which is the reigning #1 at country radio, rises four places to #39 on the Hot 100. It thus crosses into the iconic Top 40 position of the all-encompassing single track chart.

The week’s biggest gain, meanwhile, belongs to Blake Shelton’s “Lonely Tonight (featuring Ashley Monroe).” Benefiting from the massive sales spike it saw in conjunction with the duo’s performance on “The Voice,” the Shelton tune rises 41 places to a new peak of #54.

Other country movers this week:

— Eric Church’s “Talladega” improves nine places to #51.

— Brad Paisley’s “Perfect Storm” rises five spots to #52.

— Florida Georgia Line’s “Sun Daze” is up seven places to #58.

— Craig Wayne Boyd’s “The Old Rugged Cross” debuts at #59.

— Luke Bryan’s “I See You” rises nine places to #61.

— Kenny Chesney’s “Til it’s Gone” is up seven to #68.

— Parmalee’s “Close Your Eyes” jumps by two to #69.

— Lee Brice’s “Drinking Class” improves by four to #72.

— Thomas Rhett’s “Make Me Wanna” adds three to its status and reaches #80.

— Jason Aldean’s “Just Gettin’ Started” is up by ten to #84.

— Randy Houser’s “Like a Cowboy” climbs seven spots to #91.

— Darius Rucker’s “Homegrown Honey” enters at #97.

Written by Brian Cantor

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