“Lights Come On” Takes Jason Aldean to Top of Country Airplay Chart

Blake Shelton Recaptures Album Peak With If I’m Honest

Jason Aldean stands on the peak of Billboard’s country airplay chart this week with “Lights Come On,” concluding a 15-week climb.


Blake Shelton’s If I’m Honest reclaims the No. 1 album slot, where it debuted a few weeks back.

Other than these two remarkables, the charts are pretty bleak, boasting only one new album and two new songs.

The album is Milton Patton’s self-titled EP bowing at No. 50.

The new songs are Toby Keith’s “A Few More Cowboys” (No. 51) and Joe Nichols’ “Undone” (No. 60).

Home Free’s Country Evolution bounces back at No. 41 and Loretta Lynn’s Full Circle at No. 48.

Two songs also return to action — Old Dominion’s “Beer Can in a Truck Bed” at No. 58 and Gary Allan’s “Do You Wish It Was Me?” at No. 59.

The No. 2 through No. 5 albums, in that order, are Chris Stapleton’s Traveller (last week’s No. 1), Cole Swindell’s You Should Be Here, the multi-artists package Now That’s What I Call Country, Volume 9 and Maren MorrisHero.

Completing the Top 5 songs array are Carrie Underwood’s “Church Bells,” Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y.,” Keith Urban’s “Wasted Time” (last week’s No. 1) and Eric Church’s “Record Year.”

Typographical terrorism is what you get when a slip on the keyboard recasts Blake Shelton’s “She’s Got a Way With Words” into “She’s Got a Way With Worms,” Jason Aldean’s “Lights Come On” into “Tights Come On,” Runaway June’s “Lipstick” into “Dipstick” and High Valley’s “Make You Mine” into “Make You Mime.”

What we face here is a clear and present danger from which spell-check won’t save you.

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