Taylor Swift Still Has No. 1 Album; Montgomery Gentry Scores Top Song

Chart Goes All Christmas-y With Carols From Elvis, Martina, Faith, Luke Bryan

Taylor Swift sold another 193,000-plus copies of Fearless this past week to keep her new CD on the summit of Billboard’s country albums chart for the fourth week in a row. To date, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Fearless has moved 1,270,536 units across the scanner. Swift’s self-titled debut album has sold 3,660,296 copies during its 111 weeks on the chart.

Songwise, Montgomery Gentry’s “Roll With Me” seizes the No. 1 spot after a 20-week climb up the airplay ladder.

There are no new albums charting this week, but there are two re-entries. Emmylou HarrisAll I Intended to Be comes back at No. 69, and the various-artists collection, Country Love Songs, bobs up at No. 70.

Six songs make their first bow: the Elvis PresleyMartina McBride duet, “Blue Christmas” (No. 43), Luke Bryan’s “Run Run Rudolph” (No. 53), Tracy Lawrence’s “You Can’t Hide Redneck” (No. 56), Faith Hill’s “Joy to the World” (No. 57) and “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” (No. 59) and Little Big Town’s “Good Lord Willing” (No. 60).

Swift’s “White Horse” takes a big leap from No. 37 to No. 26.

The Top 5 albums immediately following Fearless are Hill’s Joy to the World, Presley’s Christmas Duets, Rascal FlattsGreatest Hits, Volume 1 and the ever-buoyant Taylor Swift.

Marching behind Montgomery Gentry within the Top 5 songs are the Zac Brown Band’s “Chicken Fried” (last week’s No. 1), Tim McGraw’s “Let It Go,” Sugarland’s “Already Gone” and Rascal Flatts’ “Here.”

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