Lift your hats and wave them high for Brad Paisley.
His CD, This Is Country Music, debuts this week at the top of Billboard’s country albums chart with Nielsen SoundScan-certified sales of 152,598 copies, and his current single, “Old Alabama,” holds on at No. 1 for the second week on the country songs chart.
Five other albums follow Paisley’s in the new-arrivals line: American Idol Season 10: Scotty McCreery (No. 3), American Idol Season 10: Lauren Alaina (No. 9), Frankie Ballard’s self-titled EP (No. 33), Carter’s Chord’s Wild Together EP (No. 48) and The Essential Rosanne Cash (No. 64).
There are three new songs to sing about: McCreery’s “I Love You This Big” (No. 32), Alaina’s “Like My Mother Does” (No. 49) and Jason Jones’ “Ferris Wheel” (No. 59).
Jerrod Niemann’s “One More Drinkin’ Song” re-enters at No. 58.
For this week’s Title Tales — wherein we jam together two or more song titles from the current chart to arrive at new meanings — consider these:
Joe Nichols + Lauren Alaina = “Take It Off Like My Mother Does”
Little Big Town + Scotty McCreery = “The Reason Why I Love You This Big”
Blake Shelton + Jason Jones + Kid Rock = “Honey Bee, Ferris Wheel Collide”
And you’re thinking?