Thursday, March 31, 2011
– Thompson Square achieves its first number one with Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not
at the top of the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending April 2. The husband-and-wife duo took over from Billy Currington's Let Me Down Easy,
which slipped to third.
Jason Aldean regained the top spot on the Country Albums chart with "My Kinda Party." Last week's number one, "Stronger" from Sara Evans, slipped to fourth.
Aldean stayed second on the song chart with Don't You Wanna Stay, his song with Kelly Clarkson. Zac Brown Band and Darius Rucker remained four-five with Colder Weather and This respectively.
Kenny Chesney broke into the top 10 with Live a Little up 4 to 7. Rascal Flatts' latest, I Won't Let Go, was up 3 to 10.
Easton Corbin was at 16, moving up 3, with I Can't Love You Back. Brad Paisley was a big mover with his new single, Old Alabama," featuring Alabama jumping 8 to 18. Taylor Swift has another hit on her hands with Mean at 19, up 5.
Toby Keith climbed 3 to 22 with Somewhere Else. Steel Magnolia made it into the top 30 with Last Night Again, coming in at 27, up 4. Homeboy, the new single from Eric Church moved up 4 spots to 29.
On the bluegrass album chart, "Rare Bird Alert" from Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers stayed first. Tommy Shaw, known for his work with Styx, debuted in second with "The Great Divide." Dierks Bentley was down one to third with "Up on the Ridge." The Wailin' Jennys were fourth, down one with "Bright Morning Stars." Trampled By Turtles stayed fifth with "Palomino."
Zac Brown Band was up two to fourth on the album chart with "You Get What You Give." Rascal Flatts held onto third with "Nothing Like This." Swift's "Speak Now" inched up one to fifth. Sugarland was up four to eighth with "The Incredible Machine."
Josh Kelley debuted at 16 with "Georgia Clay." A compilation disc, "The Academy of Country Music," debuted at 19 while a Josh Turner greatest hits release, "Icon: Josh Turner," debuted at 20. "Icon: Billy Currington" was 22nd in its first week out. Black Shelton skyrocketed 12 spots to 27 with his "All About Tonight" EP.
On the overall top 200, it was not a good week. Aldean was 26th, Zac Brown Band 28th, Rascal Flatts 30th, Evans 32nd and Swift 33rd.