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US Country Music Charts February 28, 2013

Singles, Albums, and Radio Airplay

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Blake Shelton - 'Sure Be Cool If You Did' single (2013)

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Top 5 Country Singles

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

Big Chart Movers

  • #47-#41 Sarah Darling - "Home to Me"
  • #20-#15 Florida Georgia Line - "Get Your Shine On"
  • #16-#13 Miranda Lambert - "Mama's Broken Heart"
  • #29-#26 Eric Church - "Like Jesus Does"
  • #36-#33 Kip Moore - "Hey Pretty Girl"

Hot New Country Songs

  • None this week!

Comments

As I suggested (not to say predicted), Blake Shelton's "Sure Be Cool If You Did" this week takes the top spot away from Hunter Hayes's "Wanted." But don't take it hard, Hunter. The song from Shelton's upcoming album has been steadily rising since its debut eight week ago. Meanwhile, The Band Perry's "Better Dig Two" inches up to #3 and, on the lower end of the top 5 country singles, Tim McGraw's "One of Those Nights" swaps places with Carrie Underwood's "Two Black Cadillacs," which formerly commanded the #4 spot. The big mover this week is Sarah Darling's "Home to Me." The rootsy tune shot from #47 to #41 while Miranda Lambert's "Mama's Broken Heart" (at #13) and Florida Georgia Line's "Get Your Shine On" (at #13) are set to make imminent contact with the top 10.

Top 5 Country Albums

  1. Taylor Swift - Red
  2. Tim McGraw - Two Lanes of Freedom
  3. Florida Georgia Line - Here's to the Good Times
  4. Hunter Hayes - Hunter Hayes
  5. Little Big Town - Tornado

Hot New Country Albums

  • None this week!

Comments

The top two country albums remain the same as they did last week: Taylor Swift on top with Red while Tim McGraw's Two Lanes of Freedom collects the consolation prize. Florida Georgia Line's Here's to the Good Times jumps from #7 to #3, pushing Hunter Hayes's debut down to #4. Little Big Town's Tornado remains at #5. The stasis isn't likely to change next week --unless The Mavericks's reunion album In Time is as hotly anticipated among the general public as it has been with your humble country music guide. Alas.

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Country's Highest Ranking Radio Songs

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

Big Radio Chart Movers

  • #60-#39 Jason Aldean - "1994"
  • #48-#44 Gary Allan - "Pieces"
  • #54-#44 Carolina - "Parmalee"
  • #36-#32 Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift - "Highway Don't Care"
  • #50-#46 Blackberry Smoke - "Pretty Little Lie"

Hot New Radio Country Songs

  • None this week!

Comments

Tim McGraw's "One of Those Nights" is a favorite on the radio with The Band Perry's "Better Dig Two" running a close second. Taylor Swift's "Begin Again" takes a respectable #3. Little Big Town's "Tornado" at #4 and Dierks Bentley's "Tip It On Back" at #5 pull up the rear. Where's Blake Shelton's "Sure Be Cool If You Did"? All the way down at #7. But be calm, Team Shelton, the song is three spots up from its position at #10 last week. Elsewhere on the country airplay chart, Kacey Musgraves's "Merry Go Round" rises from #12 to #11, 26 weeks into its debut on the radio. But slow-and-steady progress doesn't make the up-and-coming singer's song this week's big chart mover. That honor belongs to Jason Aldean, whose hick-hop throwback "1994" took a fast train from #60 to #39.

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