Tim McGraw Has Week’s Most Heard Song, Taylor Swift’s Red Still Top Album

Little New Music Surfaces This Week, but Old Contenders Return

Not much happening chartwise this week.

Tim McGraw ’s “One of Those Nights” moves up from No. 2 to No. 1 on Billboard’s country airplay chart, while Taylor Swift ’s Red persists as the top country album.

New music? Just one album and two songs peek through the curtain.

The eponymous One Arm Train EP enters the albums ranking at No. 74, while Rachel Farley’s “Ain’t Easy” and Sheryl Crow ’s “Easy” climb aboard the songs list at No. 55 and No. 58, respectively.

Returning to battle are Townes Van Zandt’s Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos: 1971-1972 (No. 54), Rodney AtkinsTake a Back Road (No. 66), Jake Owen ’s Endless Summer EP (No. 73) and the self-titled Thomas Rhett (No. 75).

Making a comeback as well is the Zac Brown Band single “Jump Right In,” which resurfaces at No. 54.

Trailing “One of Those Nights” in the Top 5 songs parade are The Band Perry ’s “Better Dig Two” (last week’s No. 1), Swift’s “Begin Again,” Little Big Town ’s “Tornado” and Dierks Bentley ’s “Tip It on Back,” in that order.

The No. 2 through No. 5 albums are McGraw’s Two Lanes of Freedom, Florida Georgia Line ’s Here’s to the Good Times, Hunter Hayes and Little Big Town’s Tornado.

The radio programmers and disc jockeys who have been in Nashville this week for Country Radio Seminar have been deluged with new music. You’ll be hearing some of it soon. So take heart. The charts will soon seethe and bubble again.

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