Randy Houser can look back down at an excruciating 39-week climb as his "How Country Feels" finally surges to the top of Billboard's country airplay chart.
And like a tree that's planted by the water, Taylor Swift's Red will not be uprooted as Billboard's No. 1 country album.
In this, its 13th week of absolute dominance on the country chart, Red sold an astounding 40,513 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Its total sales now stand at 3.2 million units.
New to the charts this week are two albums -- Katie Armiger's Fall Into Me (No. 7) and Jon Wolfe's It All Happened in a Honky Tonk: Deluxe (No. 62) -- and three songs -- Eric Church's "Keep On" (No. 55), Jason Aldean's "Night Train" (No. 58) and the Zac Brown Band's "Jump Right In" (No. 59).
Bunching up behind Red in the No. 2 through No. 5 slots are Florida Georgia Line's Here's to the Good Times, Nashville: The Music of Nashville: Season 1: Volume 1, Little Big Town's Tornado and Aldean's Night Train, in that order.
The No. 2 through No. 5 songs are Gary Allan's "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)," Aldean's "The Only Way I Know" (with Bryan and Church), the Zac Brown Band's "Goodbye in Her Eyes" (last week's No. 1) and The Band Perry's "Better Dig Two."
That's a wrap for this edition.