Meanwhile, Garth Brooks commands the album list for the fourth straight week with his boxed set, Blame It All on My Youth: Five Decades of Influences.
There are no new albums this time around, but three previous entries resurface: the multiple-artists’ package, Alabama & Friends (back at No. 48), Sheryl Crow’s Feels Like Home (No. 49) and Billy Currington’s We Are Tonight (No. 50).
Three new songs bow in: Brantley Gilbert’s “Bottoms Up” (No. 41), Blake Shelton’s “Doin’ What She Likes” (No. 47) and Keith Urban’s “Cop Car” (No. 58). Luke Bryan’s closely-watched “Drink a Beer” rises from No. 11 to No. 10 in its eighth week of action.
Rounding out the Top 5 albums, in descending order, are the Duck Dynasty disc, Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas, Bryan’s Crash My Party, Florida Georgia Line’s Here’s to the Good Times and Shelton’s Based on a True Story.
The year also ends with probably the greatest saturation of drinking songs the country charts have ever experienced, namely, the aforementioned “Drunk Last Night,” “Drink a Beer” and “Bottoms Up,” plus Jerrod Niemann’s “Drink to That All Night,” Josh Thompson’s “Cold Beer With Your Name on It,” Tyler Farr’s “Whiskey in My Water” and Gary Allan’s “It Ain’t the Whiskey.”
Despite a title that suggests that, Leah Turner’s debut single “Take the Keys” is not about preventing a friend from driving drunk.
Happy New Year anyway.