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US Country Music Charts February 21, 2013

Singles, Albums, and Radio Airplay


huntery hayes album cover

Hunter Hayes's debut album

Image courtesy of Atlantic Records

Top 5 Country Singles

  1. Hunter Hayes - "Wanted"
  2. Blake Shelton - "Sure Be Cool If You Did"
  3. The Band Perry - "Better Dig Two"
  4. Carrie Underwood - "Two Black Cadillacs"
  5. Tim McGraw - "One of Those Nights"

Big Chart Movers

Hot New Country Songs

  • None this week!


Hunter Hayes's "Wanted" remains at the top spot on this week's country songs chart. But the ACM-nominated singer had better watch out for Blake Shelton, whose "Sure Be Cool If You Did" is fast rising up the charts, moving from #4 to #2. Also stomping on the gas pedal is Carrie Underwood, whose bad-girl tune "Two Black Cadillacs" rose from #8 to #4. Her other single, "Blown Away," is doing none too shabby either; it madet the jump from #19 to #10. And if you thought you'd seen the last of Taylor Swift, think again. The country-pop chanteuse has two songs -- "Begin Again" and "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" -- which are among the week's big chart movers.

Top 5 Country Albums

  1. Taylor Swift - Red
  2. Tim McGraw - Two Lanes of Freedom
  3. Hunter Hayes - Hunter Hayes
  4. Gary Allan - Set You Free
  5. Little Big Town - Tornado

Hot New Country Albums

  • #17 Connor Christian & Southern Gothic - New Hometown
  • #29 Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison - Cheater's Game


Speak of the devil, and the devil appears. The devil in this case is Taylor Swift. Her new album Red returns to the top spot among country albums after some touch-and-go competition from new albums by Gary Allan and Tim McGraw. Seventy-one weeks into its release, Hunter Hayes's debut is still performing in the top tier, at #3, two spots above last week. His new Live EP is also performing well -- skyrocketing from #62 to #30. Likewise the Grammy-nominated Time Jumpers had a good week, leaping from #54-#38.

For more chart details, visit Billboard.

Country's Highest Ranking Radio Songs

  1. The Band Perry - "Better Dig Two"
  2. Tim McGraw - "One of Those Nights"
  3. Little Big Town - "Tornado"
  4. Taylor Swift - "Begin Again"
  5. Dierks Bentley - "Tip It On Back"

Big Radio Chart Movers

  • #59-#48 Gary Allan - "Pieces"
  • #43-#36 Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift - "Highway Don't Care"
  • #55-#49 Joel Crouse - "If You Want Some"
  • #48-#42 Charlie Worsham - "Could It Be"
  • #46-#41 Mumford & Sons - "I Will Wait"

Hot New Radio Country Songs

  • None this week!


The Band Perry's "Better Dig Two" remains at #1 on the radio charts for the second week in a row. Tim McGraw's "One of Those Nights" moves from #3 to #2 while Little Big Town's "Tornado" blows from #7 to #3. Taylor Swift's "Begin Again" and Dierks Bentley's "Tip It On Back," his latest single from Home, rounds out the top 5.

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