Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts Keep Their Places at the Top of Charts

Christian Kane, Chuck Wicks Have Week's Highest Debuts

The cold spell that lately chilled the country seems to have frozen the Billboard country charts, as well. Taylor Swift’s Speak Now is still the top album, and Rascal Flatts“Why Wait” remains the No. 1 song for the second week.

There are but two new albums to note: Christian Kane’s The House Rules, debuting at No. 25, and Kevin Fowler’s The Best … So Far, arriving at No. 43.

Lee Brice’s Love Like Crazy re-enters at No. 74.

Three songs make their first appearance: Chuck Wicks’ “Old School” (No. 57), The Band Perry’s “You Lie” (No. 59) and Margaret Durante’s “Mississippi’s Cryin'” (No. 60).

Trailing Speak Now within the Top 5 albums are Rascal Flatts’ Nothing Like This, Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party, Keith Urban’s Get Closer and Sugarland’s The Incredible Machine, in descending order.

The No. 2 through No. 5 songs include Reba McEntire’s “Turn On the Radio,” Aldean’s “My Kinda Party,” Carrie Underwood’s “Mama’s Song” and Tim McGraw’s “Felt Good on My Lips.”

Swift’s “Back to December” jumps from No. 19 to No. 16, while Brad Paisley’s “This Is Country Music” ascends from No. 23 to No. 19.

Roasted chestnuts, anyone?

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