Well, what do you expect from a guy whose first hit was titled “The Impossible” ?
While obviously not impossible, Joe Nichols is certainly celebrating the improbable right now as his new single, “Yeah,” enjoys its third straight week at the top of Billboard’s country airplay chart.
Nichols made his chart bow in 2002 with “The Impossible.” It peaked at No. 3 and — believe it or not — stayed there three weeks.
Meanwhile, on the album chart, Brantley Gilbert’s Just as I Am pops back up to No. 1, where it debuted back in late May.
New to the album rankings is Tennessee Ernie Ford’s Amazing Grace: 14 Treasured Hymns, which enters at No. 19. Not bad when you consider Ford died in 1991 and had his last country chart single in 1976.
David Nail’s I’m a Fire returns at No. 50.
We welcome four new songs: Jason Aldean’s “Burnin’ It Down” (No. 19), Dean Alexander’s “Live a Little” (No. 53), Canaan Smith’s “Love You Like That” (No. 59) and Jake Owen’s “What We Ain’t Got” (No. 60).
Rounding out the Top 5 albums list, in descending order, are Miranda Lambert’s Platinum, Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party, Florida Georgia Line’s Here’s to the Good Times and the multi-artist anthology, Now That’s What I Call Country: Volume 7.
Last week’s top album, Blake Shelton’s Based on a True Story … , this week resides at No. 9.
Our title tales fodder, in which we lash current chart single titles together to suggest new storylines, are “Burnin’ It Down/This Nothin’ Town,” “Love/What We Ain’t Got,” “Drunk on a Plane/Love You Like That” and “Live a Little/Like a Cowboy.”
Listen, we’re just as embarrassed by all this as you are.