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US Country Music Charts January 10, 2013

Singles, Albums, and Radio Airplay


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Taylor Swift - 'Red' (2012)

Image courtesy of Big Machine Records

Top 5 Country Singles

  1. Florida Georgia Line - "Cruise"
  2. Taylor Swift - "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"
  3. Hunter Hayes - "Wanted"
  4. The Band Perry - "Better Dig Two"
  5. Gary Allan - "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)"

Big Chart Movers

  • #21-#15 Tim McGraw - "One of Those Nights"
  • #42-#36 Brantley Gilbert - "More Than Miles"
  • #46-#40 Miranda Lambert - "Mama's Broken Heart"
  • #48-#42 Kix Brooks - "Moonshine Road"
  • #10-#6 Zac Brown Band - "Goodbye in Her Eyes"

Hot New Country Songs

  • #44 Jana Kramer - "Whiskey"
  • #45 Blake Shelton - "Be Sure Cool If You Did"
  • #49 Jerrod Niemann - "Only God Could Love You More"


The heavy-hitters of the top five aren't letting up. Florida Georgia Line, Taylor Swift, Hunter Hayes, The Band Perry, and Gary Allan still aren't letting any newcomers in. But further down the country song rankings, there is plenty of movement. Zac Brown Band's "Goodbye in Her Eyes" jumps from #10 to #6. And Little Big Town's "Tornado" whirls into #11 -- a high-water mark for the single. Sure to join the competition is Blake Shelton's new song "Be Sure Cool If You Did," entering the charts this week at #45.

Top 5 Country Albums

  1. Taylor Swift - Red
  2. Carrie Underwood - Blown Away
  3. Florida Georgia Line - Here's to the Good Times
  4. Jason Aldean - Night Train
  5. Luke Bryan - Tailgates & Tanlines

Hot New Country Albums

  • #66 The Everly Brothers - Country: The Everly Brothers
  • #70 Vern Gosdin - Country: Vern Gosdin


Can it be? The country album top five, and nary a Christmas album in sight? Alas, the yuletide fires are ash, the new year has dawned, and Taylor Swift is still #1 with Red. Some things never change. While Carrie Underwood's Blown Away moves up from #3 to #2, Florida Georgia Line's Here's to the Good Times rose from #4 to #3. Meanwhile, Jason Aldean's Night Train fell out of pace to #4. Blackberry Smoke's debut album The Whippoorwill, which appeared on a lot of year-end best lists (though not mine), was the week's big gainer -- shooting from #62 to #43.

For more chart details, visit Billboard.

Country's Highest Ranking Radio Songs

Big Radio Chart Movers

  • #41-#32 Gary Allan - "Every Storm (Runs out of Rain)"
  • #69-#60 Carrie Underwood - "Two Black Cadillacs"
  • #44-#36 Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church - "The Only Way I Know"

Hot New Radio Country Songs

  • None this week!


Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" is rising fast. The bad-boy song ends the week at a best-of #7. Zac Brown Band move from #19 to #18 with "Goodbye in Her Eyes" while Justin Moore's song-of-the-year, "Til My Last Day," fell from #26 to #21. The award for most improved goes to Gary Allan whose song "Every Storm (Runs out of Rain)" climbed up from #41 to #32 -- a more than 10 point gain for those of you playing at home. Also on the rise is the Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, and Eric Church posse cut "The Only Way I Know," from Aldean's Night Train, riding further down the line to #36.

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