Thursday, December 2, 2010
– The Band Perry notched its first number 1 song when If I Die Young
hit the top of the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending Dec. 11. BTP took over for Brad Paisley's Anything Like Me,
which slipped to second. On the album chart, Taylor Swift and "Speak Now" reclaimed the number one spot from Rascal Flatts, which slipped to second with "Nothing Like This."
Zac Brown featuring Alan Jackson was third on the song chart with As She's Walking Away. Rascal Flatts remained fourth with Why Wait, while Jason Aldean was up two to fifth with My Kinda Party. Tim McGraw broke into the top 10 as his new single, Felt Good On My Lips, moved from 11 to 9.
Kenny Chesney was a big mover with Somewhere With You. The song climbed from 15 to 11. Taylor Swift's new single, Back to December was up 4 to 22.
Paisley was on the chart for a second time with by far the biggest mover. This is Country Music, which he unveiled last month at the Country Music Association awards skyrocketed from 52 to 29.
Newcomers dominated the bottom of the chart. Craig Campbell was at 27, up 2 with Family Man. James Wesley remained at 28th with Real, and Thompson Square stayed in 30th with Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not.
On the album chart, Keith Urban was down one to third with "Get Closer." Sugarland was up one to fourth with The Incredible Machine," switching spots with Jason Aldean and "My Kinda Party." Alan Jackson debuted in seventh with "34 Number Ones." Swift was up 3 to 15 with "Fearless" in its 107th week on the charts. Lady Antebellum jumped 9 places to 19 with its self-titled debut. Paisley moved from 27 to 22 with "American Saturday Night." Luke Bryan also was up 5, to 28 with "Doin' My Thing." And Trace Adkins also shifted up 5 - to 30 - with "Cowboy's Back in Town."
On the bluegrass chart, Dierks Bentley continued at the top with "Up on the Ridge." The Isaacs retained second with "Christmas" and Punch Brothers third with "Antifogmatic."
On the overall top 200, Swift jumped from 9 to 4; Rascal Flatts was 13th, Urban 14th, Sugarland 17th and Aldean 22nd.