The Race Still Belongs to the Swift

Aaron Lewis Has Highest-Debuting Album

For yet another week, Taylor Swift crowns both country charts — the fourth week for her album Red and the seventh for her single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”

Red does, however, take a tumble on the Billboard 200 all-genres chart, yielding the top rung to One Direction’s Take Me Home and dropping to second place.

Five new albums come aboard, three of them Christmas titles: Aaron Lewis’ The Road (No. 7), the Departed’s Adventus (No. 19), Willie Nelson’s The Classic Christmas Album (No. 71), the Oak Ridge Boys’ Christmas Time’s A-Comin’ (No. 72) and Kenny Rogers’ Christmas Live! (No. 74).

We count two new songs — Chris Young’s “I Can Take It From There” (No. 48) and Carrie Underwood’s “Two Black Cadillacs” (No. 49) — and one re-entry, Maggie Rose’s “I Ain’t Your Mama” (No. 50).

The No. 2 through No. 5 albums are Jason Aldean’s Night Train, Lady Antebellum’s On This Winter’s Night, Blake Shelton’s Cheers, It’s Christmas and Christmas With Scotty McCreery, in that order.

Trailing behind Swift in the Top 5 songs cluster are Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise,” Luke Bryan’s “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye,” Hunter Hayes’ “Wanted” and Underwood’s “Blown Away.”

OK, back to the mall.

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