Rascal Flatts and Kenny Chesney Still Chart Champs

Two New Christmas Albums Ring in the Season

Rascal Flatts’ Still Feels Good and Kenny Chesney’s “Don’t Blink” continue to top Billboard’s country albums and country songs charts. Flatts has held at No. 1 for four straight weeks, Chesney for two.

Those bells you hear jingling are attached to Toby Keith’s A Classic Christmas, which is this week’s highest-debuting CD, arriving at No. 8. A second holiday package, Randy Travis’ Songs of the Season, makes its bow at No. 73.

Keith also has the week’s highest-entering song, “Got My Drink On.” It surfaces at No. 49.

The two Christmas albums are the week’s only breakthroughs, but there are three re-entries: the Broken Bridges soundtrack (No. 66), Believe: Songs of Faith From Today’s Top Country & Christian Artists (No. 70) and Alan Jackson’s Like Red on a Rose (No. 72).

The other first-time songs are Josh Gracin’s “We Weren’t Crazy” (No. 51) and Luke Bryan’s “We Rode in Trucks” (No. 60). Brooks & Dunn’s “Cowboy Town” returns to the chart at No. 58.

Following Still Feels Good on the chart in descending order are Reba McEntire’s Reba Duets, Sara Evans’ Greatest Hits, LeAnn Rimes’ Family and Chesney’s Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates.

Rounding out the Top 5 songs, also from the top down, are Dierks Bentley’s “Free And Easy (Down the Road I Go),” Tim McGraw’s “If You’re Reading This,” Carrie Underwood’s “So Small” and Keith’s “Love Me If You Can.”

Keep an eye on Rascal Flatts’ “Winner at a Losing Game,” which bounds from No. 41 to No. 23, and Brad Paisley’s “Letter to Me,” vaulting from No. 60 to No. 38. This is just the second week out for both songs.

Expect the amazing Underwood to upset a lot of apple carts when her Carnival Ride rolls in next week.

Edward Morris is a veteran of country music journalism. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and is a frequent contributor to CMT.com.