Zac Brown Band Tops Songs Chart With “Colder Weather”

Jason Aldean's My Kinda Party Hangs On as No. 1 Album

Zac Brown Band’s “Colder Weather” blows in from No. 4 to No. 1 this week on Billboard’s country songs charts. But the weather’s holding steady on the albums list, where Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party holds the top spot for the second consecutive week.

There’s only one new album to acknowledge. Singer-songwriter Josh T. Pearson’s Last of the Country Gentlemen comes aboard at No. 74.

Five albums return to the chart: Josh Thompson’s Way Out Here (No. 60), Tim McGraw’s Southern Voice (No. 64), the Josh Abbott Band’s She’s Like Texas (No. 65), Michael Wasoell’s Bone Collector’s The Brotherhood Album featuring Rhett Akins and Dallas Davidson (No. 73) and Joey & Rory’s Album Number Two (No. 75).

Heidi Newfield boasts the week’s only new song, “Stay Up Late,” which checks in at No. 57. The Josh Abbott Band’s “Oh, Tonight,” featuring Kacey Musgraves, re-enters the competition at No. 60.

Rounding out the Top 5 albums, in descending order, are the Zac Brown Band’s You Get What You Give, Rascal FlattsNothing Like This, Taylor Swift’s Speak Now and Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now.

The No. 2 through No. 5 songs include Thompson Square’s “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” (last week’s No. 1), Aldean and Kelly Clarkson’s “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” Darius Rucker’s “This” and Billy Currington’s “Let Me Down Easy.”

Those of you who’ve been playing the Title Tales game — that is, stitching two or more song titles together into a coherent sentence or phrase — don’t have much new to work with this week, what with only one new and one re-entering title.

Even so, we muddle on, knowing we can always play the game with album titles if times get really hard. So here goes:

Combining Josh Abbott Band and Heidi Newfield titles gives us “Oh, Tonight Stay Up Late.”

Then there’s the Kip Moore and Edens Edge fusion, “Mary Was the Marrying Kind Amen.”

Cement the Aldean-Clarkson title with the Eli Young Band and you emerge with “Don’t You Wanna Stay Crazy Girl.”

Dierks Bentley and Trace Adkins yield “Am I the Only One Just Fishin’.”

And let’s wrap it up with the lyrical threesome of Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood and Billy Currington to arrive at “The Reason Why Songs Like This Let Me Down Easy.”

The floor is yours.

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