Jason Aldean Hits No. 1 Song Slot With “Take a Little Ride”

Little Big Town's Tornado Persists as Top Album

Little Big Town’s Tornado holds the heights of Billboard’s country albums chart for the second week. But there’s a new No. 1 song — Jason Aldean’s “Take a Little Ride,” which reached this eminence after just a 10-week climb.

There are lots of new albums to spotlight, three of them making their debut within the Top 5. Chief among them is Easton Corbin’s All Over the Road, which enters at No. 2 and is immediately followed by Big & Rich’s Hillbilly Jedi and Dwight Yoakam’s Three Pears, in that order.

Ryan Bingham’s Tomorrowland bows in at No. 7, and Bart Crow’s Dandelion lands at No. 48.

Albums returning to the charts are Lauren Alaina’s Wildflower (No. 63) and Don WilliamsAnd So It Goes (No. 73).

The new songs are Brad Paisley’s “Southern Comfort Zone” (No. 25), Faith Hill’s “American Heart” (No. 57) and JT Hodges “Sleepy Little Town” (No. 60).

Luke Bryan’s Tailgates & Tanlines still flexes its muscles as the week’s No. 5 album.

The No. 2 through No. 5 songs are Hunter Hayes“Wanted” (last week’s No. 1), Dustin Lynch’s “Cowboys and Angels,” Jana Kramer’s “Why Ya Wanna” and Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away.”

By the way, Underwood’s show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena last week, was spectacular — in the most expansive sense of that much overused word. The stage graphics couldn’t be topped.

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