Jason Aldean surges to No. 1 on the Billboard country singles chart this week with his “The Truth,” while Taylor Swift’s Fearless continues its seemingly interminable reign as America’s bestselling country album.
The week’s highest-charting new album is the soundtrack from the Jeff Bridges movie, Crazy Heart. It swings in at No. 6 with first-period sales of more than 11,000 copies.
Martina McBride’s “Wrong Baby Wrong,” bowing at No. 51, leads the parade of five new songs and is followed by Swift’s “Today Was a Fairytale” (No. 52), Reba McEntire’s “I Keep On Lovin’ You” (No. 57), Darryl Worley’s “Best of Both Worlds” (No. 59) and Jack Ingram’s “Free” (No. 60).
Lady Antebellum’s second album, Need You Now, was released Tuesday (Jan. 26). By next week, we’ll have the figures to see if it’s a breeze or a hurricane.