Brantley Gilbert’s ‘Fire’ Ignites at No. 1 On Top Country Albums, Sam Hunt Returns to Country Airplay


Plus, top 10 moves for Maren Morris, Chris Janson, Luke Combs and Old Dominion.

Brantley Gilbert earns his third total and consecutive No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, as Fire & Brimstone debuts atop the Oct. 19-dated tally.

The set starts with 36,000 equivalent album units (28,000 in album sales), according to Nielsen Music.

Brantley previously led the list with The Devil Don't Sleep in 2017 and Just as I Am in 2014.

HUNT TIES BEST BOW Sam Hunt ties his highest Country Airplay debut, as "Kinfolks" enters at No. 18 with 12.9 million impressions. The start equals the starting position of his last single, "Downtown's Dead," which debuted at No. 18 in May 2018 (and peaked at No. 15 that June).

"Kinfolks" was released at 5:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 10, and, thus, makes its chart start with less than three and a half days of availability, aided by hourly plays on iHeartMedia stations on Oct. 10 and 11.

Hunt tallied six Country Airplay No. 1s in 2014-17.

MORRIS, JANSON JUMP Maren Morris adds her sixth top 10 on the streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Hot Country Songs chart, as "The Bones" bounds 20-6. Following the arrival of a remix with singer-songwriter Hozier, the song sports gains of 399% to 15,000 sold and 60% to 6.9 million U.S. streams. On Country Airplay, it bumps 34-33 (5.6 million, up 7%).

Chris Janson nets his third Hot Country Songs top 10 as "Good Vibes" vaults 13-8. It rises 4-2 on Country Airplay, up 10% to 36.4 million in radio reach, while drawing gains of 19% to 4.7 million U.S. streams and 7% to 2,000 sold.

COMBS, OLD DOMINION'S NEW TOP 10s Luke Combs collects his seventh Country Airplay top 10, as "Even Though I'm Leaving" lifts 12-8, up 17% to 24.3 million impressions. Combs is seeking to build on his unprecedented streak of having sent his first six charted singles to No. 1.

Plus, Old Dominion notches its eighth Country Airplay top 10, as "One Man Band" ascends 13-9 (22.6 million, up 11%). The band boasts six No. 1s on the survey.