Taylor Swift‘s Red and Tim
McGraw‘s “One of Those Nights” hold on for another week
as Billboard‘s best-selling country album and its most-played country song, respectively.
But there is some
fresh music bubbling up, specifically five new albums and three new songs.
The week’s highest-debuting CD is Emmylou
Harris and Rodney Crowell‘s much-publicized Old Yellow Moon,
which emerges at No. 4 on Nielsen SoundScan-confirmed sales of 15,827 copies.
Also bowing in are the
Mavericks‘ In Time (No. 8), Wayne Hancock‘s Ride
(No. 68), Johnny Cash and Willie
Nelson‘s Every Song Tells a Story (No. 69) and Lonestar‘s Country:
Lonestar (No. 75).
Nelson’s Heroes makes a comeback at No. 74.
The first-time songs are The
Band Perry‘s “Done” (No. 37), Brad Paisley‘s “Beat This Summer”
(No. 40) and Maggie Rose‘s “Better” (No. 56).
Farr‘s “Redneck Crazy” re-enters at No. 54.
The No. 2, No. 3 and No. 5 albums, in that order, are Florida
Georgia Line‘s Here’s to the Good Times, McGraw’s Two Lanes of Freedom and Little
Big Town‘s Tornado.
Trooping in behind “One of Those Nights” on the country airplay chart are Little Big
Town’s “Tornado,” Carrie
Underwood‘s “Two Black Cadillacs,” The Band Perry’s
“Better Dig Two” and Blake
Shelton‘s “Sure Be Cool If You Did.”
were four No. 1 parties this past week. Spring is in the air.