Thursday, May 5, 2011
– Sara Evans scored the number 1 song on the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending May 14 with A Little Bit Stronger.
Evans took over for Kenny Chesney's Live a Little,
which slipped to third. Jason Aldean was first on the Country Albums chart with "My Kinda Party." He switched spots with Alison Krauss & Union Station's "Paper Airplane," which fell to second.
Emmylou Harris debuted in third on the Country Albums chart with "Hard Bargain." Steve Earle debuted in fourth with "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive." Zac Brown Band was fifth with "You Get What You Give."
Whiskey Myers debuted in 26th with "Firewater."
Miranda Lambert was second on the songs chart with Heart Like Mine, up one. Jerrod Niemann remained fourth with What Do You Want. Brad Paisley was a big mover with Old Alabama, featuring Alabama. The song stood at fifth, up five. Taylor Swift made it into the top 10 with Mean, at 9, up 3. The Band Perry was at 10, up 1, with You Lie.
Justin Moore climbed 5 notches to 12 with If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away. Blake Shelton has a hit on his hands with Honey Bee, up 4 to 16. Martina McBride's Teenage Daughters was up 3 to 19. Jason Aldean was at 21, up 4, with Dirt Road Anthem. Trace Adkins also was up 4, to 26, with Just Fishin'. Barefoot Blue Jean Night by Jake Owen moved up 5 slots to 29.
On the bluegrass album chart, Alison Krauss & Union Station stayed first. Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers were second again with "Rare Bird Alert." Dierks Bentley stayed third with "Up on the Ridge." "Palomino" by Trampled by Turtles was fourth and "Bright Morning Stars" from The Wailin' Jennys was fifth.
On the overall Billboard 200, Aldean was 11th, Krauss 12th, Harris 18th, Earle 24th and Zac Brown Band 27th.