Pat Green’s What I’m For Debuts as Week’s No. 2 Album

Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton Continue to Top CD, Song Charts

That splash you just heard was Pat Green plopping into the pool at No. 2 on Billboard’s country albums chart with What I’m For. Taylor Swift’s Fearless still stands at No. 1, just as it has for 12 consecutive weeks. Topping the songs chart for the second week is Blake Shelton’s “She Wouldn’t Be Gone.”

There’s only one other new album title charting this week — Johnny Cash’s Johnny Cash Remixed. It spins in at No. 65. Albums returning for your consideration are Kevin Costner & Modern West’s Untold Truths (No. 61), Craig Morgan’s That’s Why (No. 72), Randy TravisAround the Bend (No. 73) and the multi-artist collection, Country’s 20 Classic Songs of the Century (No. 75).

On the songs rankings, four new titles have surfaced, led by John Rich’s “Shuttin’ Detroit Down,” which rumbles in at No. 34. The others are Darryl Worley’s “Sounds Like Life to Me” (No. 52), Dusty Drake’s “The 12th Man” (No. 58) and Trailer Choir’s “What Would You Say” (No. 60).

Albums No. 3 through No. 5 this period are Taylor Swift, Sugarland’s Love on the Inside and the Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation.

Songs lining up behind Shelton’s in order are Dierks Bentley’s “Feel That Fire” (making its breakthrough into the Top 5 after 20 weeks of climbing), Kenny Chesney and Mac McAnally’s “Down the Road,” Keith Urban’s “Sweet Thing” and Toby Keith’s “God Love Her.”

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