We’ve got no big surprises on this week’s country charts — which just goes to show the limitation of lighting candles and muttering incantations. Taylor Swift’s self-titled CD and Blake Shelton’s single “Home” still occupy the high ground. Only a few fresh titles have broken through on either chart.
The album making this week’s biggest splash is the multi-artist collection, Country Sings Disney. It arrives at No. 15 and features tunes by such characters as Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus, Martina McBride, Faith Hill, Alison Krauss, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts.
Del McCoury’s Moneyland, an assemblage of hard-time ballads from the likes of Merle Haggard, Mac Wiseman, Emmylou Harris and Patty Loveless, emerges at No. 51.
New songs sweeping into the chart are Carrie Underwood’s “Just a Dream” (No. 45), Lee Ann Womack’s “Last Call” (No. 56), Little Big Town’s “Fine Line” (No. 58) and Gretchen Wilson’s “Don’t Do Me No Good” (No. 59).
Following Swift on the Top 5 albums list are Toby Keith’s 35 Biggest Hits, Underwood’s Carnival Ride, Alan Jackson’s Good Time and Sugarland’s Enjoy the Ride, in that sequence.
Songs No. 2 through No. 5 are Jackson’s “Good Time,” Brooks & Dunn’s “Put a Girl in It,” Montgomery Gentry’s “Back When I Knew It All” and Sugarland’s “All I Want to Do.”
Guess we’ll just have to leave it at that.