Jason Aldean, Zac Brown Band Keep Chart Crowns Another Week
Ready for something new at the top of the charts? Well, this just ain't your day.
Jason Aldean's My Kinda Party spends its third week in a row at No. 1 on the Billboard country albums chart, and the Zac Brown Band's "Colder Weather" luxuriates in its second week atop the trade publication's list of country songs.
Life isn't much livelier farther down the list, what with only three new albums and two new songs to spotlight.
Craig Campbell's self-titled CD is the week's highest debut, bowing at No. 14. the Judds' I Will Stand by You: The Essential Collection arrives at No. 34, and Roy D. Mercer's 10 Great Skits edges in at No. 65.
Returning to the charts are the various artists collection Country Gospel (No. 66), The Gospel Music of the Statler Brothers: Volume One and Volume Two (No. 70 and No. 74, respectively) and Randy Houser's They Call Me Cadillac (No. 73).
The freshmen songs are Blake Shelton's "Honey Bee," buzzing aboard at No. 31, and Brantley Gilbert's "Country Must Be Countrywide" at No. 44.
Parading behind Aldean in the Top 5 albums are the Zac Brown Band's You Get What You Give, Taylor Swift's Speak Now, Lady Antebellum's Need You Now and Sara Evans' Stronger, in that order.
The No. 2 through No. 5 songs are Darius Rucker's "This," Thompson Square's "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not," Kenny Chesney's "Live a Little" and Miranda Lambert's "Heart Like Mine."
Slim though the pickings are with only two new song titles to vary the mix, we offer these Title Tales:
Splice the Zac Brown Band and Chris Young entries to get the prediction, "Colder Weather Tomorrow."
Together, Walker Hayes and Blake Shelton yield "Why Wait for Summer Honey Bee."
Jerrod Niemann and the Dirt Drifters equal "What Do You Want Something Better."
Pair David Nail and Toby Keith and you come up with "Let It Rain Somewhere Else."
Finally, the LoCash Cowboys, Martina McBride and Heidi Newfield tell us what we already know when they declare collectively, "Keep in Mind Teenage Daughters Stay Up Late."
So what have you got?