Joe Nichols’ “Yeah” Rolls In as No. 1 Song

Miranda Lambert's Platinum Is Week's Most Precious Metal

Never underestimate the power of positive thinking.

Joe Nichols’ affirmative-powered “Yeah” arrives as the No. 1 song on Billboard’s country airplay rankings this week after a steady 27-week march.

“Yeah” is Nichols’ fifth chart-topper.

And while we’re on the subject of heights, let it be noted that Miranda Lambert’s Platinum continues its reign as country music’s bestselling album.

There isn’t a lot of action on the current charts — just two new albums and two first-time singles.

Debuting at No. 17 in the former category is Blackberry Smoke’s Leave a Scar, Live: North Carolina and, at No. 44, Blackhawk’s Brothers of the Southland.

(Blackberry Smoke’s “Leave a Scar” title cut, we discovered with some relief, is not the same as the Marilyn Manson song of the same name.)

Randy TravisHymns: 17 Timeless Songs of Faith comes back onto the chart at No. 45, while the multi-artist package Now That’s What I Call a Country Party returns at No. 46.

Florida Georgia Line boasts the week’s highest-debuting single, “Dirt.” It rockets in at a stunning No. 16.

Brett Eldredge’s “Mean to Me,” makes its entrance at No. 56.

The No. 2 through No. 5 songs, in that order, are Chris Young’s “Who I Am With You,” Tyler Farr’s “Whiskey in My Water,” Jake Owen’s “Beachin'” (last week’s No. 1) and Billy Currington’s “We Are Tonight.”

Bunching up behind Platinum within the Top 5 albums cluster are Brantley Gilbert’s Just as I Am, Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party, Florida Georgia Line’s Here’s to the Good Times and Colt Ford’s Thanks for Listening.

Our title-tales mashups are “God Made Girls/Mean to Me,” “Home Sweet Home/Dirt” and “River Bank/Dirt.”

Did we leave a scar?

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