Top 5 Country Singles
- Gary Allan - "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)"
- The Band Perry - "Better Dig Two"
- Hunter Hayes - "Wanted"
- Florida Georgia Line - "Cruise"
- Jason Aldean (with Luke Bryan and Eric Church) - "The Only Way I Know"
Big Chart Movers
- #41-#36 Jana Kramer - "Whiskey"
- #29-#25 Miranda Lambert - "Mama's Broken Heart"
- #43-#39 Kelly Clarkson with Vince Gill - "Don't Rush"
- #14-#10 Carrie Underwood - "Two Black Cadillacs"
- #30-#27 Florida Georgia Line - "Get Your Shine On"
Hot New Country Songs
- None this week!
When it rains it pours, and Gary Allan clearly owns the country music charts this week. His song "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)" took the top spot on the country singles tower of power, pushing last week's #1 gunner, The Band Perry's "Better Dig Two," down to, well, #2. Besides that rather bloodless coup, it's same-old same-old. But there are some seirous rumblings just beneath the top 5. Randy Houser's "How Country Feels" (#6), Blake Shelton's "Sure Be Cool If You Did" (#7), and Tim McGraw's "One of Those Nights" (#8) each made one-point gains this week. The good ole boys are prepared to make life miserable for Hunter Hayes and company next week. But don't discount Carrie Underwood's latest single from Blown Away, "Two Black Cadillacs," which nosed its way into the top 10 from #14.
Top 5 Country Albums
- Gary Allan - Set You Free
- Taylor Swift - Red
- Randy Houser - How Country Feels
- Florida Georgia Line - Here's to the Good Times
- Jason Aldean - Night Train
Hot New Country Albums
- #1 Gary Allan - Set You Free
- #2 Randy Houser - How Country Feels
- #18 Tim McGraw - Tim McGraw & Friends
America's Sweetheart has been deposed. Fourteen weeks into its breathless run on the country album charts, Taylor Swift's Red is pushed down to #2. Who did the deed? Gary Allan, whose ninth album, Set You Free, made its debut on the country charts at #1. Randy Houser's latest, How Country Feels, bowed in at a respectable #3. Meanwhile the Wal-Mart only compilation Tim McGraw & Friends, clocked in at #18. The somewhat suspicious release was put out by McGraw's old label, Curb, and seems more than a little like an attempt to bite into the profits of the McGraw's upcoming album with Big Machine Records.
For more chart details, visit Billboard.
Country's Highest Ranking Radio Songs
- #2 Taylor Swift - "I Knew Your Were Trouble"
- #21 Randy Houser - "How Country Feels"
- #26 Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church - "The Only Way I Know"
- #28 The Band Perry - "Better Dig Two"
- #30 Brad Paisley - "Southern Comfort Zone"
Big Radio Chart Movers
- #69-#57 Blake Shelton - "Sure Be Cool If You Did."
- #70-#62 Lee Brice - "I Drive Your Truck"
- #71-#63 Casey James - "Crying on a Suitcase"
- #52-#45 Hunter Hayes - "Somebody's Heartbreak"
Hot New Radio Country Songs
- None this week!
On the general radio charts, Taylor Swift is still on the warpath. Her song "I Knew You Were Trouble" continues its march to #1 -- moving from #3 to #2 this week. Also on the rise is Randy Houser's "How Country Feels," which leapt from #26 to #21. The Band Perry's "Better Dig Two" and Jason Aldean's group cut "The Only Way I Know" fell apace, but Brad Paisley's "Southern Comfort Zone" remained rock steady at #30. They'd all better watch out for Blake Shelton's fast-rising single, "Sure Be Cool If You Did," set to be included on his as-yet-untitled new album.