Justin Moore’s “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” Is Week’s No. 1 Song

It's Still the Chart Penthouse for Jason Aldean's My Kinda Party

After 22 weeks of creeping up gradually, Justin Moore’s “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” finally replaces Blake Shelton’s tenacious “Honey Bee” at the top of the Billboard country songs chart.

But across the way, Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party continues to hold as the No. 1 country album.

Not much to report beyond that. There are no new albums and only two new songs. Taylor Swift’s “Sparks Fly” enters at No. 49, and Shelton’s “God Gave Me You” pops in at No. 56.

Three albums have returned to the fray: Josh Thompson’s Way Out Here (No. 55), the various artists collection Mud Digger (No. 66) and the Josh Abbott Band’s She’s Like Texas (No. 75).

The No. 2 through No. 5 albums this week are Moore’s Outlaws Like Me, Brad Paisley’s This Is Country Music, the Zac Brown Band’s You Get What You Give and American Idol Season 10 Highlights: Scotty McCreery, in that order.

Ranked directly behind “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” within the Top 5 songs cluster are “Honey Bee,” Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem,” Chris Young’s “Tomorrow” and the Zac Brown Band’s “Knee Deep” (featuring Jimmy Buffett).

Maybe next week, huh?

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