Brad and Keith’s excellent adventure lands them atop Billboard’s country songs chart this week via their dazzling duet, “Start a Band.” Not to be outdone, Taylor Swift keeps her Vise-Grip perch on the summit of the albums list with Fearless — for the ninth week.
The two new and six returning albums are all recycled packages. Playlist: The Very Best of Brooks & Dunn debuts at No. 48, while the multi-artist collection, Country’s 20 Classic Songs of the Century, tips its hat at No. 67.
Re-entering the competition are Playlist: The Very Best of Roy Orbison (No. 50), The Gospel Music of Johnny Cash (No. 56), Playlist: The Very Best of Dolly Parton (No. 57), Playlist: The Very Best of Willie Nelson (No. 63), Playlist: The Very Best of Waylon Jennings (No. 64) and Playlist: The Very Best of Alabama (No. 74).
Swift’s first album, Taylor Swift, holds the No. 2 spot this week, followed by Sugarland’s Love on the Inside, Rascal Flatts’ Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 and the Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation.
Don’t look for any big shake-up among the albums any time soon. But keep an eye on Dierks Bentley’s Feel That Fire, which hits the street Feb. 3.