Keith Urban’s “Only You Can Love Me This Way” has arrived as the No. 1 country song after a 16-week climb. And once again, Taylor Swift’s Fearless has broomed out the upstarts, interlopers, usurpers and Johnnies-come-lately to reclaim its historic perch at the top of the Billboard country albums chart.
Sugarland’s Christmas CD, Green and Gold is this week’s highest-charting new collection, debuting at No. 12. The only other new album is also a holiday title, Now That’s What I Call a Country Christmas. It rings in at No. 45.
Tanya Tucker’s My Turn re-enters the competition at No. 74.
The first-time songs are Blake Shelton’s “Hillbilly Bone,” featuring Trace Adkins (No. 51), Rodney Atkins’ “Chasin’ Girls” (No. 56), Houston County’s “I Can’t Make It Rain” (No. 58) and Randy Houser’s “Whistlin’ Dixie” (No. 59).
Trailing behind Fearless within the Top 5 albums are Toby Keith’s American Ride (last week’s chart-topper), the Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation, Miranda Lambert’s Revolution and Rosanne Cash’s The List, in that order.
The No. 2 through No. 5 songs are the Zac Brown Band’s “Toes,” Chris Young’s “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song),” Brad Paisley’s “Welcome to the Future” and Carrie Underwood’s “Cowboy Casanova.”
What other sonic wonders await us? Check in next week.