Chris Stapleton Reclaims Chart Summit With Traveller — in Its 88th Week

Keith Urban's “Blue Ain't Your Color” Continues as Country's Most-Played Song

In its 88th week of activity, Chris Stapleton‘s Traveller yo-yos back to the top of Billboard‘s country albums chart. By Nielsen Soundscan’s count, Traveller sold 10,552 copies this past week, bringing its grand sales total to 1,780,710 units,

For the second straight week, Keith Urban‘s “Blue Ain’t Your Color” is the most-played country song.

No new albums surface in the Top 50 this week, but, with the drop in Christmas album sales, nine earlier-debuted titles come back onto the chart.

Leading the returnees is Cody JinksI’m Not the Devil, bouncing in at No. 39. Following close behind are Margo Price‘s Midwest Farmer’s Daughter (No. 40), John Prine‘s For Better, or Worse (42) and Brothers Osborne‘s Pawn Shop (No. 43).

Also, Drake White‘s Spark (44), Joey + Rory‘s soundtrack collection To Joey, With Love (No. 45), William Michael Morgan‘s Vinyl (No. 48), Kane Brown‘s EP Chapter 1 (No. 49) and Brett Young‘s self-titled EP (No. 50).

There are three new songs to celebrate — Rascal Flatts“Yours If You Want It” (No. 31), Seth Ennis“Woke Up in Nashville” (No. 59) and Aaron Watson‘s “Outta Style.”

Completing the Top 5 albums array, in descending order, are Miranda Lambert‘s The Weight of These Wings, Urban’s Ripcord, Blake Shelton‘s If I’m Honest and Jason Aldean‘s They Don’t Know.

Garth Brooks’ The Ultimate Collection, which crowned the charts for the previous three weeks, has dropped to No. 18.

The No. 2 through No. 5 songs are Carrie Underwood‘s “Dirty Laundry,” Shelton’s “A Guy With a Girl,” Brett Eldredge‘s “Wanna Be That Song” and Florida Georgia Line‘s “May We All” featuring Tim McGraw.

And, yes, it’s perfectly normal to play that favorite Christmas album one more time.

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