Top 5 Country Singles
- Blake Shelton - "Drink on It" from Red River Blue
- Lee Brice - "A Woman Like You" from Hard 2 Love
- Lady Antebellum - "Dancin' Away with My Heart" from Own the Night
- Miranda Lambert - "Over You" from Four the Record
- Rascal Flatts - "Banjo" from Changed
Big Chart Movers
- #45-#37 - Dierks Bentley - "5-1-5-0" from Home
- #50-#45 - Jerrod Niemann "Shinin' On Me"
- #23-#20 - Toby Keith - "Beers Ago" from Clancy's Tavern
- #26-#23 - The Band Perry - "Postcard from Paris" from The Band Perry
- #33-#30 - Thomas Rhett - "Something to Do with My Hands"
Hot New Country Songs
- #47 - Keith Urban - "For You" from Act of Valor Soundtrack
- #51 - Taylor Swift - "Eyes Open" from The Hunger Games Soundtrack
- #54 - Scotty McCreery - "Water Tower Town" from Clear as Day
- #57 - Greg Bates - "Did It For the Girl"
Blake Shelton finally gets to #1 with "Drink on It" from Red River Blue. The song, about drinking one's way to romance, was at #2 last week; it's the third #1 single from the album, after "Honey Bee" and "God Gave Me You." Lee Brice takes Shelton's place in the runner-up position with his touch-in-cheek love song "A Woman Like You," from Hard 2 Love, due next week. Meanwhile, Rascal Flatts's "Banjo" enters the top 5 for the first time; it's the group's lead-off single from their new record Changed. Debuting on the lower half of country music's top 100 are two singles from soundtracks: Keith Urban's "For You," from Act of Valor, and Taylor Swift's survivalist "Eyes Open," from The Hunger Games.
Top 5 Country Albums
- Lionel Richie - Tuskegee
- Rascal Flatts - Changed
- Luke Bryan - Tailgates & Tanlines
- Eric Church - Chief
- Jason Aldean - My Kinda Party
Hot New Country Albums
- #40 Jason Eady - AM Country Heaven
- #55 Trace Adkins - 10 Great Songs
- #68 Anne Murray - 10 Great Songs
Lionel Richie returns to #1 on the country album charts with Tuskegee, after being usurped by Rascal Flatts's Changed last week. Impressively, Richie matched that performance on this week's pop charts; the singer's R&B-meets-country concoction pushed past Nicki Minaj and Adele to take the top spot. Well done. The rest of the top 5 is more static, with Luke Bryan's Tailgates & Tanlines staying put at #3. Further down the rankings, Lady Antebellum's Own the Night fell from #4 to #7 and Brantley Gilbert's Halfway to Heaven reentered the top 10 at #9.
For more chart details, visit Billboard.
Country's Highest Ranking Radio Songs
- #23 - Blake Shelton - "Drink on It" from Red River Blue
- #26 - Lee Brice - "A Woman Like You" from A Woman Like You
- #29 - Lady Antebellum - "Dancin' Away with My Heart" from Own the Night
- #30 - Rascal Flatts - "Banjo" from Changed
- #31 - Miranda Lambert - "Over You" from Four the Record
Big Radio Chart Movers
- #53-#41 - Taylor Swift - "Eyes Open" from Hunger Games Soundtrack
- #73-#64 - Eli Young Band - "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" from Crazy Girl EP
- #62-#54 - Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw - "Feel Like a Rock Star" from Welcome to the Fishbowl
- #43-#36 - Carrie Underwood - "Good Girl" from Blown Away
Hot New Radio Country Songs
- None this week!
In a reversal of last week, Blake Shelton's "Drink on It" out-charmed Lee Brice's "A Woman Like You" with radio programmers. Elsewhere, Jake Owen's "Alone with You" fell from #30 to #37, and Miranda Lambert's "Over You," at #31, still proves more resilient with FM listeners than music buyers. Stay tuned until next week.