That’s Right: Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift Are Still Tops

Joe Nichols, the Harters Score Highest Debuts

Radio really likes Kenny Chesney. For the third week in a row, his “Somewhere With You” is the most-played song in country music, according to Billboard.

And record buyers continue to keep Taylor Swift’s Speak Now at the top of Billboard’s country albums chart. According to the latest Nielsen SoundScan count, Speak Now has sold 3,109,295 copies.

Joe NicholsGreatest Hits is the only album to chart this week. It debuts at No. 12. The Josh Abbott Band’s She’s Like Texas re-enters at No. 73.

There are five new songs to note. The Harters“If I Run,” bows at No. 51, along with the JaneDear Girls’ “Shotgun Girl” at No. 55 and Joey & Rory’s “That’s Important to Me” at No. 58. The Josh Abbott Band (featuring Kacey Musgraves) land at No. 59 with “Oh, Tonight,” and David Nail’s “Let It Rain” arrives at No. 60.

Faith Hill’s “Give In to Me” returns at No. 56.

Rounding out the week’s Top 5 albums, in descending order, are Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party, Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now, the soundtrack to Country Strong and the Zac Brown Band’s You Get What You Give.

The No. 2 through No. 5 songs include Keith Urban’s “Put You in a Song,” Chris Young’s “Voices,” Luke Bryan’s “Someone Else Calling You Baby” and Blake Shelton’s “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking.”

In the songs to watch category, the Zac Brown Band’s “Colder Weather” sweeps from No. 22 to No. 18.

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