Top 5 Country Singles
- Blake Shelton - "Over" from Red River Blue
- Love and Theft - "Angel Eyes" from Love and Theft
- Little Big Town - "Pontoon" from Tornado
- Josh Turner - "Time is Love" from Punching Bag
- Gloriana - "(Kissed You) Good Night" from A Thousand Miles Left Behind
Big Chart Movers
- #40-#46 Maggie Rose - "I Ain't Your Mama"
- #4-#1 Blake Shelton - "Over" from Red River Blue
- #32-#29 Luke Bryan - "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" from Tailgates & Tanlines
- #49-#46 Miss Willie Brown - "You're All That Matters to Me"
Hot New Country Songs
- #13 Taylor Swift - "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" from Red
- #49 Eli Young Band - "Say Goodnight"
- #50 Dierks Bentley - "Tip It on Back" from Home
- #59 D. Vincent Williams - "Down by the River"
- #60 Steve Holy - "Hauled Off and Kissed Me"
Blake Shelton claims the week's top country single with "Over" from Red River Blue. The record was released just over a year ago, but it's still pumping out hits. "Over" is the fourth straight #1 country song from the album ("Honey Bee," "God Gave Me You," and "Drink on It" are the others). After stalling at #5 last week, Little Big Town's "Pontoon" moved up two spots to rest at #3. Josh Turner fought his way into the top 5 with his new single "Time Is Love," currently at #4. In contrast, Love and Theft lost ground, stepping back to #2 with "Angel Eyes." Ah, yes, but this is all preamble for the big news (at least as far as record industry people go): Taylor Swift is back. Her new single, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," made its debut at #13 on the country charts. It's not staying there for long.
Top 5 Country Albums
- Zac Brown Band - Uncaged
- Carrie Underwood - Blown Away
- Luke Bryan - Tailgates & Tanlines
- Colt Ford - Declaration of Independence
- Lionel Richie - Tuskegee
Hot New Country Albums
- #51 Corb Lund - Cabin Fever
The Zac Brown Band return to #1 with Uncaged after being briefly displaced by Colt Ford. Carrie Underwood and Lionel Richie also made resurgences. Underwood's Blown Away rose from #4 to #2 and Richie's "Tuskegee" surged from #13 to #5, making it the week's big gainer on the country album rankings.
For more chart details, visit Billboard.
Country's Highest Ranking Radio Songs
- 14. Taylor Swift - "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"
- 20. Blake Shelton - "Over"
- 21. Little Big Town - "Pontoon"
- 24. Love and Theft - "Angel Eyes"
- 27. Josh Turner - "Time Is Love"
Big Radio Chart Movers
- #25-#14 Taylor Swift - "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"
- #51-#41 Hunter Hayes - "Wanted"
- #27-#21 Little Big Town - "Pontoon"
Hot New Radio Country Songs
- None this week!
Taylor Swift is the week's big gainer on the radio, hop-, skip-, and jump-ing from #25 to #14 with "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." That matches the song's position on the country singles chart, no small feat indeed. Blake Shelton's "Over" is below her -- albeit at a strong #20. Like Swift, Little Big Town made consider headway with radio listeners; the group's boat ditty "Pontoon" sailed up six slots to set anchor at #21.