The Band Perry Hit No. 1 With “All Your Life”

Tim McGraw's Emotional Traffic Once Again Tops Country Albums Chart

The Band Perry’s “All Your Life” trots into the winner’s circle on Billboard’s country songs chart this week after a 28-week trek.

Meanwhile, Tim McGraw’s Emotional Traffic settles in for its second week as the nation’s best-selling country album.

There are only two new songs and two fresh albums to mention.

Darrell Scott’s Long Ride Home is the highest-debuting CD, checking in at No. 55. It’s followed by Playlist: The Very Best of Montgomery Gentry, which bows at No. 65.

The top-ranking new song is Eric Church’s “Springsteen” (No. 52). Thomas Rhett’s “Something to Do With My Hands” (not to be confused with Sarah Darling’s “Something to Do With Your Hands” ) arrives at No. 58.

Sugarland’s “Run,” featuring Matt Nathanson, returns to the chart at No. 60.

Trailing McGraw in the Top 5 albums cluster are, in descending order, Luke Bryan’s Tailgates & Tanlines, Lady Antebellum’s Own the Night, Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party and Toby Keith’s Clancy’s Tavern.

Songs No. 2 through No. 5 are Chris Young “You” (last week’s No. 1), Keith Urban’s “You Gonna Fly,” Bryan’s “I Don’t Want This Night to End” and Kenny Chesney’s “Reality.”

Despite Valentine’s Day coming up on Tuesday, there’s not much love in country music today. Not if you go by the song titles. Only five of the Top 60 songs this week have the word “love” in their titles.

And they are Martina McBride’s “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” (No. 8), George Strait’s “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright” (No. 10), Andy Gibson’s “Wanna Make You Love Me” (No. 32), Josh Turner’s “Time Is Love” (No. 36) and Alan Jackson’s “So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore” (No. 44).

Who would have guessed it?

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