Thursday, December 23, 2010
– Reba McEntire and Taylor Swift lead the year-end Billboard country song and album chart for the week-ending Jan. 1, 2011. McEntire's Turn on the Radio
reached the top, displacing Rascal Flatts' Why Wait,
which slipped to fifth. Swift reclaimed the top spot on the overall top 200 chart with "Speak Now." Swift switched spots with Susan Boyle's "The Gift."
Jason Aldean was up one to second on the song chart with My Kinda Party. Tim McGraw climbed two to third with Felt Good on My Lips. Carrie Underwood stayed fourth with Mama's Song, while Kenny Chesney was up two to fifth with Somewhere With You. Keith Urban was a big mover with Put You in a Song moving four spots to seventh.
Swift was at 13, up 3, with her latest single, Back to December. Billy Currington's Let Me Down Easy stood at 15, up 3. A few acts notched their first top 20 song songs. Texan Sunny Sweeney was at 19, up 2 with From a Table Away. The JaneDear Girls were up 2 to 20th with Wildflower. Jerrod Niemann may have another hit on his hands. What Do You Want was up 3 to 21. Josh Kelley made it into the top 30 with George Clay at 29, up 2. Sara Evans' was back on the top 30 chart with her new single, A Little Bit Stronger, up 2 to 30th.
On the album chart, Rascal Flatts and Aldean remained two-three with "Nothing Like This" and "My Kinda Party." Sugarland was up one to fourth with "The Incredible Machine." Lady Antebellum also was up one - to fifth - with "Need You Now."
There was not much movement in the rest of the top 40. Lady Antebellum was up 3 to 27 with their self-titled debut. George Strait's "Twang" was at 29, up 3, while Brad Paisley's "American Saturday Night" rested at 30, up 4. Chris Young's "The Man I Want to Be" was at 40, up 5.
On the bluegrass chart, Dierks Bentley yet again was first with "Up on the Ridge," The Isaacs second with "Christmas" and Carolina Chocolate Drops third with "Genuine Negro Jig."
On the overall top 200 album chart, Rascal Flatts was 16th , Aldean 19th, Sugarland 25th and Lady Antebellum 26th.