Kenny Chesney and Mac MacAnally’s “Down the Road” Is Nation’s Top Country Song

Taylor Swift Recaptures No. 1 Album Spot With Fearless

Kenny Chesney and Mac McAnally have taken command of Billboard’s country singles chart with “Down the Road.” And just a week after Dierks Bentley usurped her throne atop the country albums chart, Taylor Swift roars back to No. 1 with her indefatigable Fearless.

Flexing the muscles that come from its recent win of five major Grammy awards, Robert Plant and Alison KraussRaising Sand bounds from No. 10 to No. 2 in its 69th week out.

There are no new albums to report this week and only these four re-entries: Trisha Yearwood’s Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love (No. 68), Craig Morgan’s That’s Why (No. 72), the multi-artist collection Songs 4 Worship: Country (No. 74) and Randy TravisAround the Bend (No. 75).

The new songs are Sugarland’s “It Happens” (No. 40), Alan Jackson’s “Sissy’s Song” (No. 45), Bomshel’s “Fight Like a Girl” (No. 54), Pat Green’s “Country Star” (No. 58), Eric Church’s “Love Your Love the Most” (No. 59) and Chris Young’s “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song)” (No. 60).

Following Swift and Plant-Krauss within the Top 5 albums are Bentley’s Feel That Fire, Sugarland’s Love on the Inside and Swift’s self-titled debut album.

The remaining Top 5 tunes are Toby Keith’s “God Love Her,” Keith Urban’s “Sweet Thing,” Bentley’s “Feel That Fire” and Brooks & Dunn’s collaboration with Reba McEntire on “Cowgirls Don’t Cry.”

More new albums are on the way. That’s a promise.

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