No Change at Top: Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw Still Penthousing

Second Country Strong Album, Rascal Flatts' "I Won't Let Go" Are Highest Debuts

Ready. Set. Yawn.

Not much is happening on the Billboard charts this week, and there are no changes at all at the top.

Taylor Swift’s Speak Now reigns on as the best-selling album of the week, not just in the country category but also on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. And Tim McGraw’s “Felt Good on My Lips” revels in its third week as the No. 1 song.

There’s just one new album to cite: Country Strong: More Music From the Motion Picture, a multi-artist soundtrack collection that debuts at No. 12. Forever Country, another anthology, returns to the chart at No. 73.

Rascal Flatts’ “I Won’t Let Go” is the highest-charting of the week’s three new songs. It enters at No. 45 and is followed by Steve Holy’s “Love Don’t Run” (No. 58) and LeAnn Rimes’ “Crazy Women” (No. 60).

Rounding out the Top 5 albums, in descending order, are Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party, the Country Strong soundtrack and Lady Antebellum’s Merry Little Christmas and Need You Now. (Go, Lady A!)

The No. 2 through No. 5 songs are Carrie Underwood’s “Mama’s Song,” Kenny Chesney’s “Somewhere With You,” Keith Urban’s “Put You in a Song” and Chris Young’s “Voices.”

To give you some idea of how slow the charts can sometimes be, we note that “Voices” has been climbing for nearly a year — 47 weeks. That’s enough stress to cause anybody to hear voices.

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