Sara Evans, Jason Aldean Still Hold Top Song, Album Perches

Lady Antebellum and Colt Ford Have Week's Highest Debuts

Sara Evans“A Little Bit Stronger” and Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party continue to occupy the No. 1 berths on Billboard’s country songs and country albums charts, respectively.

Five new albums come aboard this week: Colt Ford’s Every Chance I Get (No. 3), Donny and Marie Osmond’s Donny & Marie (No. 7, produced by Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney’s studio mentor), Randy Travis (No. 22), the Eli Young Band’s Crazy Girl EP (No. 24) and the Blind Boys of Alabama’s Take the High Road (No. 49).

Josh Abbott Band’s She’s Like Texas returns to contention at No. 75.

Lady Antebellum can claim the highest-debuting of this cycle’s two new songs. The trio’s “Just a Kiss” bows at No. 28. Chesney’s “You and Tequila” (featuring Grace Potter) steps in at No. 44.

Sunny Sweeney’s “Staying’s Worse Than Leaving” re-enters at No. 54.

Rounding out the Top 5 albums, in descending order, are Alison Krauss & Union Station’s Paper Airplane, Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now and Taylor Swift’s Speak Now.

The No. 2 through No. 5 songs are Miranda Lambert’s “Heart Like Mine,” Brad Paisley’s “Old Alabama” (featuring Alabama), Rascal Flatts’ “I Won’t Let Go” and Chesney’s “Live a Little.”

If you’re playing along with Title Tales — where we get new meanings by welding current song titles together — here are three more to think about:

Rascal Flatts + Kenny Chesney = “I Won’t Let Go You and Tequila.”

Sunny Sweeney + Reba McEntire = “Staying’s Worse Than Leaving When Love Gets a Hold of You.”

Lady Antebellum + Toby Keith + Sugarland = “Just a Kiss Somewhere Else Tonight.”

Any takers?

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