Yep. It’s the same old story. Taylor Swift continues to maintain her perch atop Billboard’s country charts, with Red boasting its fifth week as the No. 1 album and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” its eighth as the crowing song.
That ovation you hear is for Cassadee Pope’s operatic rendering of “Over You,” which enters the songs chart at an astounding No. 3. This is the same song Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert co-wrote and that Lambert sang to No. 1 in May of this year.
Pope gained Shelton’s attention as a contestant on The Voice, and her interpretation of “Over You,” a tribute to Shelton’s late brother, reportedly brought the tall Oklahoman to tears.
There are three new albums: Uncle Kracker’s Midnight Special (No. 33), the multi-artist collection Christmas in the Country (No. 70) and Slidawg’s Slidawg’s Redneck Christmas (No. 74).
Returning at No. 67 is Strait’s Here for a Good Time.
Anybody know what the hell a “holly jolly Christmas” is? Don’t wish it if you can’t define it.