Chris Stapleton, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett & Sam Hunt Dominate Nielsen’s Mid-Year Charts

Chris Stapleton, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett & Sam Hunt Dominate Nielsen’s Mid-Year Charts

According to Nielsen Music’s 2016 mid-year charts, Chris Stapleton, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett and Sam Hunt have had a pretty good six-month run. The foursome dominated six different mid-year charts.

Chris reached the top spot on both the Top 10 Country Albums chart and the Top 10 Selling Country Albums chart with his debut solo album, Traveller.

Thomas Rhett’s “Die a Happy Man” was the No. 1 tune on both the Top 10 On-Demand Country Song Streams chart and the Top 10 On-Demand Country Audio Streams chart.

Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind” edged out Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y.” on the Top 10 Selling Digital Country Songs chart, while Sam Hunt’s “Break Up in a Small Town” copped the No. 1 spot on the Top 10 On-Demand Country Video Streams chart.

Interestingly enough, Thomas Rhett cracked the Top 10 on all six charts. Talk about a banner year—er, half year.

Have a look at the charts below via Billboard.

2016’s Mid-Year Top 10 Country Albums (Based on Overall Equivalent Album Units)

  1. Chris Stapleton, Traveller (931,000 units)
  2. Sam Hunt, Montevallo (444,000 units)
  3. Joey+Rory, Hymns (422,000 units)
  4. Thomas Rhett, Tangled Up (408,000 units)
  5. Blake Shelton, If I’m Honest (389,000 units)
  6. Luke Bryan, Kill the Lights (312,000 units)
  7. Keith Urban, Ripcord (300,000 units)
  8. Carrie Underwood, Storyteller (264,000 units)
  9. Blake Shelton, Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits (255,000 units)
  10. Dierks Bentley, Black (250,000 units)

2016’s Mid-Year Top 10 Selling Country Albums

  1. Chris Stapleton, Traveller (746,000)
  2. Joey+Rory, Hymns (414,000)
  3. Blake Shelton, If I’m Honest (283,000)
  4. Sam Hunt, Montevallo (199,000)
  5. Keith Urban, Ripcord (197,000)
  6. Thomas Rhett, Tangled Up (164,000)
  7. Luke Bryan, Kill the Lights (149,000)
  8. Carrie Underwood, Storyteller (147,000)
  9. Cole Swindell, You Should Be Here (138,000)
  10. Dierks Bentley, Black (137,000)

2016’s Mid-Year Top 10 Selling Digital Country Songs

  1. Tim McGraw, “Humble and Kind” (747,000)
  2. Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.” (730,000)
  3. Thomas Rhett, “Die a Happy Man” (711,000)
  4. Maren Morris, “My Church” (634,000)
  5. Dierks Bentley, “Somewhere on a Beach” (589,000)
  6. Cole Swindell, “You Should Be Here” (569,000)
  7. Blake Shelton, “Came Here to Forget” (459,000)
  8. Thomas Rhett, “T-Shirt” (431,000)
  9. Chris Young featuring Cassadee Pope, “Think of You” (421,000)
  10. Brett Eldredge, “Drunk on Your Love” (409,000)

2016’s Mid-Year Top 10 On-Demand Country Song Streams (Audio and Video Combined)

  1. Thomas Rhett, “Die a Happy Man” (87,737,000)
  2. Sam Hunt, “Break Up in a Small Town” (76,599,000)
  3. Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.” (54,608,000)
  4. Sam Hunt, “Take Your Time” (51,293,000)
  5. Chris Stapleton, “Tennessee Whiskey” (43,756,000)
  6. Cole Swindell, “You Should Be Here” (43,556,000)
  7. Sam Hunt, “House Party” (43,458,000)
  8. Dierks Bentley, “Somewhere on a Beach” (43,377,000)
  9. Old Dominion, “Snapback” (42,222,000)
  10. Florida Georgia Line, “Confession” (41,149,000)

2016’s Mid-Year Top 10 On-Demand Country Audio Streams

  1. Thomas Rhett, “Die a Happy Man” (55,465,000)
  2. Sam Hunt, “Break Up in a Small Town” (44,292,000)
  3. Old Dominion, “Snapback” (33,342,000)
  4. Sam Hunt, “Take Your Time” (32,903,000)
  5. Brett Eldredge, “Drunk on Your Love” (31,389,000)
  6. Sam Hunt, “House Party” (31,384,000)
  7. Thomas Rhett, “T-Shirt” (30,425,000)
  8. Florida Georgia Line, “Confession” (30,037,000)
  9. Dierks Bentley, “Somewhere on a Beach” (29,983,000)
  10. Chris Stapleton, “Tennessee Whiskey” (29,820,000)

2016’s Mid-Year Top 10 On-Demand Country Video Streams

  1. Sam Hunt, “Break Up in a Small Town” (32,307,000)
  2. Thomas Rhett, “Die a Happy Man” (32,272,000)
  3. Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.” (25,417,000)
  4. Cole Swindell, “You Should Be Here” (20,658,000)
  5. Taylor Swift, “You Belong With Me” (19,702,000)
  6. Sam Hunt, “Take Your Time” (18,390,000)
  7. Tim McGraw, “Humble and Kind” (16,117,000)
  8. Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan, “This Is How We Roll” (15,673,000)
  9. Brantley Gilbert, “Bottoms Up” (15,496,000)
  10. Chris Young, “I’m Coming Over” (15,181,000)

Sam Hunt courtesy CMT; Chris Stapleton courtesy UMG Nashville; Tim McGraw courtesy NASCAR; Thomas Rhett by John Shearer/The Greenroom PR

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Thomas Rhett Will Never Take Touring for Granted

Thomas Rhett Will Never Take Touring for Granted

Thomas Rhett is ready to hit the road and Bring The Bar To You in 2022!

Starting in June, Thomas will kick-off his Bring The Bar To You tour with back to back shows in Gilford, New Hampshire with openers Parker McCollum and Conner Smith.

After going through the last two years, Thomas says, “I’ll never take for granted being able to come see y’all and I’m so fired up to play some of these new ones that were made with these nights in mind. I have a feeling things are going to get loud – I’m counting down the days already!”

Photo Courtesy of Thomas Rhett