Little Big Town and Jason
Aldean have held onto their leads on the country charts for another week.
This is the third consecutive week at
the top of the Billboard rankings for LBT’s new album, Tornado, and the second for Aldean’s single, “Take
a Little Ride.”
Jake Owen’s EP, Endless Summer, boasts
the week’s highest debut, entering at No. 2 on Nielsen SoundScan certified sales of 16,985 copies.
The other new album
additions are Waylon Jennings’ Goin’ Down Rockin': The Last Recordings
(No. 14), Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder’s Music to My Ears
(No. 52) and the multiple-artist compilation Deep in the Heart: Big Songs for Little Texans Everywhere (No. 74).
bouncing back into chart play include the Flatlanders’ The Odessa Tapes (No. 48) and Taylor
Swift‘s Speak Now: World Tour Live CD/DVD package (No. 59).
There are five new songs, led by Swift’s “Begin
Again” (No. 37) and followed by Little Big Town’s “Tornado” (No. 47), Joanna
Smith‘s “We Can’t Be Friends” (No. 55), Clay Walker’s “Jesse James”
(No. 57) and the Farm Inc.’s “Be Grateful” (No. 59).
behind Tornado and Endless Summer within the Top 5 albums cluster are Carrie
Underwood‘s Blown Away, Luke Bryan’s Tailgates Tanlines
and the eponymous Hunter Hayes, in that order.
By what contortion of timing does Endless Summer debut the third week of fall? Oh, that’s right — it’s endless.