Last week’s country chart champs still hold their titles.
The Zac Brown Band’s “As She’s Walking Away” (featuring Alan Jackson) is enjoying its second term as most-played song, and Taylor Swift’s Speak Now is Billboard’s best-selling album for the third week.
Thumbs up to Reba McEntire’s All the Women I Am for being the highest debuting new album. It rolls in at No. 3. Also making their first appearances on the chart are Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton (No. 10) and the various artists collection Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn (No. 14).
Returning CDs include Guy Penrod’s Breathe Deep (back at No. 65) and Mel Tillis’ You Ain’t Gonna Believe This (No. 75).
It’s worth noting that Need You Now had slipped to No. 10 last week, which suggests that Lady A’s appearance on the CMA Awards show was a potent propellant. On the other hand, the group’s A Merry Little Christmas EP falls from No. 8 to No. 13.
Is Santa losing his grip already?