These boots are made for stayin’. At least that’s the message imparted by Jon Pardi, whose “Dirt on My Boots” stays parked at the top of Billboard’s country airplay chart for the third straight week.
And speaking of tenacity — We were, weren’t we? — let’s thrust a jaunty thumbs up to Keith Urban for the fact that, in its 46th week, his Ripcord has bounced back into the No. 1 slot on the country albums list.
Alas, there are no new albums to report. But there are four that have made a comeback — Luke Bryan’s Tailgates & Tanlines (No. 43), Brad Paisley’s Hits Alive (No. 45), Justin Moore’s Kinda Don’t Care (No. 49) and Michael Ray’s self-titled release (No. 50).
All that’s decent in me cries, “Stop!” But there’s so little activity on the charts this week that I thought we’d have another go at Title Tales, the game in which we link together two or more song titles on the chart to tell or suggest a larger story. For example, “Momma and Jesus/Woke Up in Nashville” (Tucker Beathard/Seth Ennis).
Then there’s “In Case You Didn’t Know/Ask Me How I Know” (Brett Young/Garth Brooks), “Do I Make You Wanna/Think a Little Less” (Billy Currington/Michael Ray) and, of course, the inevitable “Watered Down/Drinkin’ Problem” (Trace Adkins/Midland).
Don’t judge me. I’m on deadline.