Jason Aldean and Taylor Swift Again Dominate Billboard Country Charts

Chris Young and Carrie Underwood Have Top New Album and Song

Jason Aldean’s “Big Green Tractor” doesn’t seem to have a reverse gear. This is the song’s third week in first place on the Billboard chart. And get this: Some 43 weeks after its release — that’s nearly a year, folks — Taylor Swift’s Fearless has bobbed back to the top of the country album chart. Before you can say, “Go, girl!” she’s already gone.

Fearless sold 35,342 copies this week to muscle out the competition, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album’s total sales to date come to 3,789,321.

Chris Young’s much anticipated sophomore collection, The Man I Want to Be, is the week’s highest charting new album. It debuts at No. 6.

The other newcomers are Cross Canadian Ragweed’s Happiness and All the Other Things (No. 10), George JonesA Collection of My Best Recollection (No. 24), the Casey Donahew Band’s Moving On (No. 28) and Radney Foster and the Confessions’ Revival (No. 51).

Re-entering the album chart are Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel’s Willie & the Wheel (No. 65), James Otto’s Sunset Man (No. 67), Julianne Hough’s self-titled CD (No. 69) and Craig Morgan’s That’s Why (No 73).

Three new songs make the chart. Carrie Underwood tops the list with “Cowboy Casanova,” which waves in at No. 26, and is followed by Darius Rucker’s “History in the Making” (No. 51) and Ash Bowers’ “Stuck” (No. 60).

Billy Ray Cyrus’ “A Good Day” makes a comeback at No. 59.

Rounding out the Top 5 albums, in descending order, are the Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation, the soundtrack to Hannah Montana: The Movie, George Strait’s Twang and Reba McEntire’s Keep On Loving You.

The No. 2 through No. 5 songs include Strait’s “Living for the Night,” Justin Moore’s “Small Town USA,” Toby Keith’s “American Ride” and Randy Houser’s “Boots On.”

Maybe the hoopla surrounding the CMA Awards nominations will boost sales and spins for everybody.

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