Gary Allan’s Set You Free Continues as Top Country Album

Kenny Chesney Has Highest Song Debut With "Pirate Flag"

Gary Allan enjoys the view from No. 1 on the Billboard chart for the second week with his album Set You Free.

But Allan’s “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)” drops back to No. 2 on the songs chart, elbowed out of the top spot by Jason Aldean ’s “The Only Way I Know,” featuring guest vocals by Luke Bryan and Eric Church .

The week’s new albums are Kris Kristofferson ’s Feeling Mortal (No. 22), Blue Sky Riders’ Finally Home (No. 30), Dale Watson and His Lonestars’ El Rancho Azul (No. 57) and the various artists collection, True American Country (No. 65).

Kenny Chesney ’s “Pirate Flag” is the highest-debuting song, zooming in at No. 22. The other first-timers are Blackberry Smoke ’s “Pretty Little Lie” (No. 53), Parmalee’s “Carolina” (No. 58) and Tyler Farr’s “Redneck Crazy” (No. 59).

Rounding out the Top 5 albums array, in descending order, are Taylor Swift ’s Red, Florida Georgia Line ’s Here’s to the Good Times, Little Big Town ’s Tornado and Carrie Underwood ’s Blown Away.

Songs No. 3 through No. 5 are The Band Perry ’s “Better Dig Two,” Brad Paisley ’s “Southern Comfort Zone” and Tim McGraw ’s “One of Those Nights.”

Remember the Grammys — Sunday (Feb. 10) — on CBS-TV. They’re almost certain to light up the charts.

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