You were expecting maybe a spring thaw? Not yet, buckaroos and buckarettes.
The charts are still suffering from the Christmas freeze and its slow rollout of non-holiday albums and singles.
Don’t sing the winter blues to Russell Dickerson, however. His single “Yours” asserts itself as the most played country song this week. It’s the Belmont University graduate’s first trip to the top — a journey that took his rhapsodic love song 39 weeks.
Kane Brown no doubt shares Dickerson’s cozy mood since his self-titled album is spending its third week at No. 1.
There are no new albums among the Top 50 this week, but we spy four returnees: Shania Twain’s Now (back at No. 35), Tim McGraw’s Number One Hits (No. 37), The Legend of Johnny Cash (No. 43) and Garth Brooks’ Gunslinger (No. 50). Chris Young’s Losing Sleep makes the biggest gain this cycle, vaulting from No. 23 to No. 6.
Grammys will be awarded and celebrated this coming Sunday (Jan. 28). Let’s see if they shake things up.