Thursday, December 9, 2010
– Rascal Flatts went to the top of the Billboard Country Songs Chart for the week of Dec. 18 with Why Wait.
The trio jumped from fourth to first with If I Die Young
by the Band Perry dropping from first to third. On the album chart, Taylor Swift stayed first with "Speak Now."
On the album chart, Keith Urban was up one to second with "Get Closer," switching places with Rascal Flatts' "Nothing Like This." Jason Aldean was fourth with "My Kinda Party," changes places with Sugarland's "The Incredible Machine."
Tim McGraw debuted in sixth with "Number One Hits." Lady Antebellum held down the seven eight spots with "Need You Now" and "A Merry Little Christmas," the latter up three.
Jerrod Niemann's "Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury" was up 4 to 25, one of the biggest movers on the chart. Zac Brown Band was at 30, up 5 with "Pass the Jar: Live from the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta." Brooks & Dunn were at 39, up 3 with "#1s...And Then Some."
Zac Brown featuring Alan Jackson was second on the song chart with As She's Walking Away. Reba McEntire moved from sixth to fourth with Turn on the Radio. Aldean remained fifth with My Kinda Party.
Swift's latest single, Back to December, climbed from 22 to 19. Brad Paisley was the biggest mover with This is Country Music, the song he debuted at the Country Music Association awards last month. The song stood at 23, up 6. Aldean with Kelly Clarkson's Don't You Wanna Stay moved from 32 to 28.
On the bluegrass chart, there was little change. Dierks Bentley stayed first with "Up on the Ridge." The Isaacs' "Christmas" was second and Punch Brothers third with "Antifogmatic."
On the overall top 200, Swift was 2nd, Urban 15th, Rascal Flatts 16th, Aldean 20th and Sugarland 22nd. While not on the country chart, Kid Rock was 13th with "Kid Rock." Kid Rock has gained country airplay.