Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw Hold No. 1 Spots for Another Week

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell Have Highest-Debuting Album

Taylor Swift ’s Red and Tim McGraw ’s “One of Those Nights” hold on for another week as Billboard’s best-selling country album and its most-played country song, respectively.

But there is some fresh music bubbling up, specifically five new albums and three new songs.

The week’s highest-debuting CD is Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell ’s much-publicized Old Yellow Moon, which emerges at No. 4 on Nielsen SoundScan-confirmed sales of 15,827 copies.

Also bowing in are the MavericksIn Time (No. 8), Wayne Hancock ’s Ride (No. 68), Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson ’s Every Song Tells a Story (No. 69) and Lonestar ’s Country: Lonestar (No. 75).

Nelson’s Heroes makes a comeback at No. 74.

The first-time songs are The Band Perry ’s “Done” (No. 37), Brad Paisley ’s “Beat This Summer” (No. 40) and Maggie Rose ’s “Better” (No. 56).

Tyler Farr ’s “Redneck Crazy” re-enters at No. 54.

The No. 2, No. 3 and No. 5 albums, in that order, are Florida Georgia Line ’s Here’s to the Good Times, McGraw’s Two Lanes of Freedom and Little Big Town ’s Tornado.

Trooping in behind “One of Those Nights” on the country airplay chart are Little Big Town’s “Tornado,” Carrie Underwood ’s “Two Black Cadillacs,” The Band Perry’s “Better Dig Two” and Blake Shelton ’s “Sure Be Cool If You Did.”

There were four No. 1 parties this past week. Spring is in the air.

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