Kenny Chesney Topples Tim McGraw With “Somewhere With You”

Taylor Swift's Speak Now Continues Its Tenancy as Top Country Album

Kenny Chesney’s “Somewhere With You” rolls into the No. 1 berth on Billboard’s country songs chart this week, dethroning his buddy Tim McGraw’s “Felt Good on My Lips,” which occupied that eminence for the past three weeks.

Albumwise, Taylor Swift continues to hold the top spot with her tenacious Speak Now.

Two CDs enter the charts for the first time — the eponymous Steel Magnolia, bowing at No. 3, and The Grascals & Friends: Country Classics With a Bluegrass Spin, spinning in at No. 26.

Returning to the lists are Gretchen Wilson’s I Got Your Country Right Here (No. 62) and The Best of Chris Cagle (No. 75).

Randy Montana’s “1,000 Faces” is the lone new song, arriving at No. 56, but Reba’s “If I Were a Boy” makes a comeback at No. 60.

The No. 2, 4 and 5 albums, respectively, are the soundtrack to Country Strong, Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party and Country Strong: More Music From the Motion Picture.

Rounding out the Top 5 songs, in descending order, are “Felt Good on My Lips,” Keith Urban’s “Put You in a Song,” Carrie Underwood’s “Mama’s Song” and Chris Young’s “Voices.”

Keep an eye on Sugarland’s “Little Miss.” It’s up to No. 20 now in just nine weeks.

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