Sara Evans Has Top Song With “A Little Bit Stronger”

Jason Aldean's My Kinda Party Returns to No. 1 on Country Albums Chart

After a steady 33-week climb, Sara Evans“A Little Bit Stronger” rolls in at the top spot on the Billboard country songs chart. And after a two-week hiatus from the high ground, Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party springs back to No. 1 on the trade publication’s country albums chart.

Albums charting for the first time this week include Emmylou HarrisHard Bargain (bowing in at No. 3), Steve Earle’s I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive (No. 4), Whiskey Myers’ Firewater (No. 26) and Roy Orbison’s The Monument Singles — A-Sides (1960-1964) (No. 50).

Guy Penrod’s Breathe Deep re-enters at No. 69.

The week’s new songs are Jennette McCurdy’s “Generation Love” (No. 57), Kid Rock’s “Collide,” featuring Sheryl Crow and Bob Seger (No. 58) and Hunter Hayes’ “Storm Warning” (No. 60).

Returning to the chart is the Josh Abbott Band’s “Oh, Tonight,” featuring Kacey Musgraves (No. 59).

Completing the Top 5 gallery of albums, in descending order, are Alison Krauss & Union Station’s Paper Airplane (last week’s No. 1) and the Zac Brown Band’s You Get What You Give.

The No. 2 through No. 5 songs are Miranda Lambert’s “Heart Like Mine,” Kenny Chesney’s “Live a Little” (last week’s No. 1), Jerrod Niemann’s “What Do You Want” and Brad Paisley’s “Old Alabama” (featuring Alabama).

For this week’s Title Tales combos — which jam charted song titles together to get new meanings — we suggest:

Uniting current songs by Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker and Jennette McCurdy to get “I Won’t Let Go This Generation Love.”

Putting together Hunter Hayes, David Nail and Sugarland titles to get “Storm Warning Let It Rain Tonight.”

And linking Randy Montana and Kid Rock tunes to create the alarming headline, “1,000 Faces Collide.”

Now you have a go at it.

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