Top 5 Country Singles
- The Band Perry - "Better Dig Two"
- Gary Allan - "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)"
- Hunter Hayes - "Wanted"
- Blake Shelton - "Sure Be Cool If You Did"
- Jason Aldean (with Luke Bryan and Eric Church) - "The Only Way I Know"
Big Chart Movers
- #42-#34 Lady Antebellum - "Downtown"
- #44-#36 Eric Church - "Like Jesus Does"
- #47-#39 Jake Owen - "Anywhere with You"
- #48-#42 Love and Theft - "Runnin' Out of Air"
- #50-#44 Kix Brooks - "Moonshine Road"
Hot New Country Songs
- None this week!
The Band Perry reclaim the #1 spot this week with "Better Dig Two." That pushes Gary Allan's "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)" down to #2. Blake Shelton continues to climb up the country charts by leaps and bounds. His five-week-old single "Sure Be Cool If You Did," from his upcoming album, finally broke the top 5. Also on the rise is Tim McGraw, whose new album enters the charts next week. But for now his lead-off single, "One of Those Nights," is doing quite well -- making a one-point gain to #7. That performance is bested by Carrie Underwood, whose "Two Black Cadillacs" leapt from #10 to #8. Staying put are Hunter Hayes's "Wanted" and Jason Aldean's "The Only Way I Know," at #3 and #5, respectively.
Top 5 Country Albums
- Gary Allan - Set You Free
- Taylor Swift - Red
- Florida Georgia Line - Here's to the Good Times
- Little Big Town - Tornado
- Carrie Underwood - Blown Away
Hot New Country Albums
- #28 Kris Kristofferson - Feeling Mortal
- #30 Blue Sky Riders - Finally Home
Taylor Swift got knocked down to #2 last week, and she's not giving up any more territory this week. But she's also not making any gains. That means Gary Allan's Set You Free renews its bragging rights for another week as America's #1 country album. While Florida Georgia Line's Here's to the Good Times tiptoes to #4, Little Big Town's Tornado and Carrie Underwood's Blown Awaymove back into the top five. The pair of inclement-weather-themed albums sent Randy Houser's How Country Feels down from #3 to #8. The soundtrack to the TV show Nashville also experienced declining fortunes; the compilation fell from #6 to #10.
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Country's Highest Ranking Radio Songs
- #1 Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church - "The Only Way I Know"
- #2 Gary Allan - "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)"
- #3 The Band Perry - "Better Dig Two"
- #4 Brad Paisley - "Southern Comfort Zone"
- #5 Tim McGraw - "One of Those Nights"
Big Radio Chart Movers
- #44-#37 Kip Moore - "Hey Pretty Girl"
- #25-#20 Lady Antebellum - "Downtown"
- #32-#27 Eric Church - "Like Jesus Does"
- #59-#54 Joel Crouse - "If You Want Some"
- #9-#6 Little Big Town - "Tornado"
Hot New Radio Country Songs
- #22 Kenny Cheseny - "Pirate Flag"
This week, I'm moving coverage in this section from Billboard's Radio Songs chart to the Country Airplay chart, which should make it a little clearer which country acts are performing well on the radio. If you'd still like to keep an eye on the pop charts, I kindly refer you to my colleague Bill Lamb at About Pop Music. So what's happening on the airwaves? This week, Jason Aldean's "The Only Way I Know" proves it has a way with dial-twisters; it's the #1 country song on the radio. That pushes Gary Allan down to #2, mirroring his second-banana performance on the country singles chart. Brad Paisley's new single "Southern Comfort Zone" moves from #5 to #4, which is a big improvement over the song's standing on the singles chart (#11). Tim McGraw rounds things out at #5 with "One of Those Nights." So where's Blake Shelton? Not doing so hot. "Sure Be Cool If You Did" is at #12, same as last week, just above newcomer Kacey Musgrave's "Merry Go 'Round."