Reba McEntire, Jason Aldean Hold Chart Leads for Second Week

Taylor Swift's "Fifteen" Is Highest Ranking New Song

Reba McEntire’s Keep On Loving You and Jason Aldean’s “Big Green Tractor” dig in their heels to spend their second week as Billboard magazine’s No. 1 country album and song.

Showing the most muscle among the new albums is the multi-artist collection, NOW That’s What I Call Country Vol. 2, which rockets in at No. 4. Other CDs charting for the first time are Love and Theft’s World Wide Open (No. 10), Willie Nelson’s American Classic (No. 14) and Jack Ingram’s Big Dreams & High Hopes (No. 21).

Two albums return to the ring: Heidi Newfield’s What Am I Waiting For (No. 68) and Brad Paisley’s Playlist: The Very Best of Brad Paisley (No. 72).

Taylor Swift has the highest-charting of three new songs with “Fifteen,” which debuts at No. 41 and is trailed by Kellie Pickler’s “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You” (No. 55) and Anthony Smith’s “Bringin’ Back the Sunshine” (No. 60).

Blaine Larsen’s “It Did” re-enters the song’s list at No. 58.

Completing this week’s Top 5 albums are George Strait’s Twang (No. 2), Swift’s Fearless (No. 3) and the soundtrack to Hannah Montana: The Movie (No. 5).

The No. 2 through No. 5 songs, in that order, include Randy Houser’s “Boots On,” Rascal Flatts“Summer Nights,” Strait’s “Living for the Night” and Justin Moore’s “Small Town USA.”

Now catch your breath and have a happy Labor Day.

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