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Joe Nichols and Miranda Lambert top Billboard charts

Joe Nichols tops Billboard Country Airplay chart
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Joe Nichols scores another number one hit on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, while Miranda Lambert spends another week on top of the Billboard Country Album chart with "Platinum." The Billboard charts were released on Thursday, July 17, and signify airplay and record sales for the week ending July 26, 2017.

Joe Nichols' latest single "Yeah" takes over the airplay chart. This marks Nichols' fifth overall chart-topper; he landed his first with 2003's "Brokenheartsville." The country-crooner last hit number one in December of last year with "Sunny and Seventy-Five."

Chris Young claims the runner-up position with "Who I Am With You," and "Whiskey In My Water" from Tyler Farr climbs to number three. Jake Owen's summer jam "Beachin" falls from the top spot to land at four. The Sam-Hunt penned "We Are Tonight" performed by Billy Currington rounds out the top five hits of the week.

Another former number one, "My Eyes," from "The Voice" coach Blake Shelton and one-time contestant Gwen Sebastian makes its way down the chart and comes in at number six. Lee Brice's emotional "I Don't Dance," "River Bank" from Brad Paisley, and Dierks Bentley's "Drunk On A Plane," each remain at positions seven through nine again this week. Tim McGraw 's latest offering "Meanwhile Back At Mama's" featuring wife Faith Hill on backing vocals climbs to number ten.

"Bartender" the lead single from Lady Antebellum's upcoming (set for release in late September) "#747" disc continues its upward climb and claims the number eleven spot. After just four weeks since "American Kids" has been released, Kenny Chesney finds himself at twelve. Looking to score the second top ten hit of his career, Dustin Lynch lands at number thirteen with "Where It's At." "Song About A Girl" from Eric Paslay spends the week at fourteen, while label mates Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, and Thomas Rhett continue to climb with "Small Town Throwdown."

Florida Georgia Line make an impressive debut with their latest single, "Dirt," which enters the chart at sixteen. A heartfelt video for the single was also released this week. Cole Swindell's "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight," "Dust" from the Eli Young Band, "Later On" by the Swon Brothers, and George Strait's "I Got A Car" hold positions seventeen through twenty, respectively.

Songs claiming spots twenty-one through twenty-five include: "Somethin' Bad" from Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, Chase Rice's "Ready, Set, Roll," "All Alright" by the Zac Brown Band, Sam Hunt's "Leave the Night On," and "Cold One" by Eric Church.

Frankie Ballard falls to twenty-six with "Sunshine and Whiskey," while Little Big Town holds at twenty-seven with "Day Drinking." The second duo to make an appearance on the charts this week, Big & Rich, climb to twenty-eight with "Look At You." Parmalee drops one space to twenty-nine with "Close Your Eyes," and Luke Bryan closes the top thirty with "Roller Coaster."

On the Billboard Country Album chart Miranda Lambert spends another week at the top with "Platinum." Brantley Gilbert's "Just As I Am" climbs to two and Luke Bryan's multi-platinum "Crash My Party" is at three. The debut record from Florida Georgia Line, "Here's To The Good Times," garners the number four position, while Colt Ford's latest project, "Thanks For Listening," falls to five.

The seventh installment of the "NOW That's What I Call Country" series stays at six for the week. Climbing two spots is Eric Church's critically-acclaimed fourth studio album, "The Outsiders." "Kuntry Living" from Big Smo stays in the eighth position for another week, while Old Crow Medicine Show's "Remedy" falls to nine. In its twentieth week on the charts, Dierks Bentley's "Riser" jumps from thirteen to ten.

"Rewind" from Rascal Flatts moves one position to eleven. "Based On A True Story," which earned Blake Shelton the 2013 album of the year from the Country Music Association, lands at twelve for the week. Willie Nelson's chart-topping "Brothers" holds strong at thirteen, while Cole Swindell remains at number fourteen for another week with his self-titled Warner Brothers debut disc. The latest release Jake Owen, "Days of Gold" claims the number fifteen spot.

Hunter Hayes' sophomore effort, "Storyline" stays at sixteen again this week. Blackberry Smoke debuts at seventeen with "Leave A Scar, Live: North Carolina." Falling one notch to eighteen is Kacey Musgraves' Grammy and Academy of Country Music award-winning debut, "Same Trailer, Different Park." Jason Aldean, who is set to release a new record later this year, is at nineteen with "Night Train." After forty-four weeks on the Billboard charts, Keith Urban conquers number twenty with "Fuse."

George Strait lands at twenty-one with "Love Is Everything." "Pioneer" from The Band Perry climbs two spots to claim position twenty-three. Lucy Hale's debut country album is at twenty-four for the week. Falling two spots to twenty-four is Chris Young's "A.M." Chase Rice is at twenty-five with his EP, "Ready, Set, Roll."