Blake Shelton rolls to the top of Billboard's country songs chart this week with "She Wouldn't Be Gone." It's his fifth No. 1 since he first earned that distinction in August 2001 with "Austin."
Taylor Swift again occupies the No. 1 and No. 2 album slots with Fearless and Taylor Swift, respectively.
There are no new albums this week but four first-time songs. They are Rascal Flatts' "Here Comes Goodbye," checking in at No. 29, Montgomery Gentry's "One in Every Crowd" (No. 49), Gloriana's "Wild at Heart" (No. 55) and Kid Rock's "Blue Jeans and a Rosary" (No. 57).
Steve Holy's "Might Have Been" re-enters at No. 60.
Albums returning to the chart this week include the fearsomely titled Bill Gaither Presents: Country Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume One by Bill & Gloria Gaither With the Homecoming Friends (No. 45) and Volume Two of the same title (No. 48). Also, the multi-artist compilation, Country Love Songs rebounds at No. 66 while other titles re-entering the chart include the Lost Trailers' Holler Back (No. 69), Randy Owen's One on One (No. 71) and Kenny Chesney's Super Hits (No. 73).
Reba McEntire's Reba Duets takes a big jump from No. 63 to No. 52.
Following Swift's two album titles, the others in the Top 5, in descending order are Sugarland's Love on the Inside, the Zac Brown Band's Foundation and Darius Rucker's Learn to Live.
Trailing in line behind "She Wouldn't Be Gone" on the songs chart are Billy Currington's "Don't," Alan Jackson's "Country Boy" (last week's No. 1), Dierks Bentley's "Feel That Fire" and Toby Keith's "God Love Her."
Let's stop here until the excitement dissipates.