If you’ve had it up to here with tropical storms and utter devastation, then you may enjoy the relative calm of this week’s charts. Ain’t hardly nothin’ movin’ out there, honey.
For the second week, Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes is the No. 1 country album (although it has dropped from No. 1 to No. 3 on the Billboard 200 all-genre ranking).
And this makes the fourth consecutive week that Dustin Lynch’s “Small Town Boy” is the most-played country song.
As to fresh new music — maybe later. Only one new album and two new songs report for duty this week.
Big & Rich’s Did It for the Party debuts as the No. 2 album, while Midland’s “Make a Little” and Montgomery Gentry’s “Better Me” bow in at No. 54 and No. 60 songs, respectively. The lone returning song is Joe Nichols’ “Never Gets Old,” back at No. 56.
Completing the Top 5 songs array are Kenny Chesney’s “All the Pretty Girls,” Jon Pardi’s “Heartache on the Dance Floor,” Kane Brown’s “What Ifs,” featuring Lauren Alaina, and Jason Aldean’s “They Don’t Know.”
Look to the horizon. The CMA Awards show is barreling this way.