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Country Charts at Virtual Standstill With Taylor Swift Still on Top
Kix Brooks and Toby Keith Debut New Songs
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
There's little action on the Billboard country charts this week as Taylor Swift continues holding the top album slot with Red and the prime song position with "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."

No new albums have surfaced, although two re-enter the charts: the soundtrack to the movie Lawless (at No. 62) and Thomas Rhett's self-titled EP (No. 75).

There are two new songs: Kix Brooks' "Moonshine Road" (No. 46) and Toby Keith's "Hope on the Rocks."

The No. 2 through No. 5 albums are Lady Antebellum's On This Winter's Night; Blake Shelton's Cheers, It's Christmas; Christmas With Scotty McCreery; and Jason Aldean's Night Train.

Rounding out the Top 5 songs are Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise," Hunter Hayes' "Wanted," The Band Perry's "Better Dig Two" and Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away," in that order.

It may be because there are few new titles to buy, but whatever the reason, country album sales really slumped this week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week, the Top 75 country albums sold 940,563 copies. This week, the total for the same number of albums dropped to 605,387.

Those silver bells obviously aren't ringing from cash registers.
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