Toby Keith and Taylor Swift Crown the Charts

John Rich's "Shuttin' Detroit Down" Comes on Strong

Toby Keith barrels into the No. 1 circle on Billboard’s country songs chart this week with the high-octane “God Love Her.” And love is obviously what a lot of people are feeling for Taylor Swift’s music, as evidenced by the fact that her Fearless is once again the best-selling country album of the week.

There are only two new songs to report: Randy Houser’s “Boots On,” which scoots in at No. 59, and Blake Shelton’s “I’ll Just Hold On,” gaining a grip at No. 60.

Country Favorites, a various-artists collection, is the week’s lone new album on the chart. It bows in at No. 74. But four CDs stage comebacks: Phil Vassar’s Prayer of a Common Man, re-entering at No. 64; Josh Gracin’s We Weren’t Crazy (No. 69); Chuck WicksStarting Now (No. 70); and Elvis Presley’s Collector’s Edition: Elvis Inspirational Memories (No. 75).

In the Top 5 songs list, last week’s No. 1, Kenny Chesney and Mac McAnally’s “Down the Road,” drops back to No. 2. Lined up behind it, in order, are Keith Urban’s “Sweet Thing,” Brooks & Dunn’s “Cowgirls Don’t Cry” (with Reba McEntire) and Dierks Bentley’s “Feel That Fire.”

John Rich’s “Shuttin’ Detroit Down” takes the biggest chart leap of the week, jumping from No. 21 to No. 18.

Swift’s Top 5 retinue consists of Robert Plant and Alison KraussRaising Sand, Darius Rucker’s Learn to Live, Taylor Swift and the Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation.

Anyone got a set of jumper cables? We need some action here.

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