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Jerrod Niemman Floats to the Top With "Drink to That All Night"
Martina McBride Takes the Album High Ground With Everlasting
Jerrod Niemann
Jerrod Niemann
Jerrod Niemann rolls in this week at No. 1 on Billboard's country airplay chart with his song "Drink to That All Night," terminating a 29-week climb.

And it's been a while, but Martina McBride is walking in high cotton again.

Her collection of cover tunes, Everlasting, debuts at No. 1 on the trade publication's country albums chart on initial sales of 20,880 copies, as attested to by Nielsen SoundScan.

Carlene Carter's Carter Girl is the only other new album to chart this week. It arrives at No. 40.

Returning to action are Toby Keith's Drinks After Work (No. 38), Eric Church's Caught in the Act: Live (No. 49) and Tim McGraw's Two Lanes of Freedom (No. 50).

New songs are scarce, as well, with just two to report. Blake Shelton's "My Eyes," which features a vocal assist from Gwen Sebastian, bows at No. 39, while Scotty McCreery's "Feelin' It" parts the curtain at No. 54.

Brad Paisley's much-talked-about "River Bank," which debuted last week at No. 31, stands now at No. 29.

Lined up in descending order behind McBride's Everlasting in the Top 5 albums cluster are Luke Bryan's Crash My Party, Florida Georgia Line's Here's to the Good Times, Johnny Cash's Out Among the Stars and Church's The Outsiders.

The No. 2 through No. 5 songs are Randy Houser's "Goodnight Kiss," Brantley Gilbert's "Bottoms Up," Church's "Give Me Back My Hometown" and Shelton's "Doin' What She Likes" (last week's No. 1).

Let's have another go at title tales, shall we? That's where we link together titles of songs currently on the chart to tell or suggest new story lines.

So here goes: "Makin' This Boy Go Crazy/Feelin' It" and "Ready Set Roll/My Eyes."

Hold your applause, please. It just comes naturally.
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