Thursday, November 17, 2011
– Taylor Swift climbed to the top of the Billboard Country Songs chart with Sparks Fly.
Miranda Lambert held onto the top of the Billboard Country Albums chart for the week ending Nov. 26 with "Four the Record."
On the song chart, Blake Shelton stayed second with God Gave Me You. Brantley Gilbert's Country Must Be Country Wide was third, while last week's number one, Crazy Girl from Eli Young Band, fell to fourth. Lady Antebellum was in fifth with We Owned the Night. The rest of the chart had very little movement.
On the album chart, Scotty McCreery stayed second with "Clear As Day," while Lady Antebellum was up one to third with "Own the Night" and Jason Aldean up one to fourth with "My Kinda Party." "Clancy's Tavern" from Toby Keith was down two to fifth.
The Bandy Perry was up four to seventh with the trio's self-titled debut. Eric Church and Shelton were both up five, to eight and nine respectively with "Chief" and "Red River Blue."
Swift was at 11th, up 4, with "Speak Now." Brad Paisley was at 12, up 7, with "This is Country Music." Zac Brown Band's "You Get What You Give" was up 4 to 13. Joe Nichols debuted at 19 with "It's All Good." Kenny Chesney jumped 7 to 22 with "Hemingway's Whiskey." Sara Evans moved up 6 to 30 with "Stronger."
Rascal Flatts debuted at 32 with "The Best of Rascal Flatts Live." Sugarland was a big mover with "The Incredible Machine" skyrocketing from 49 to 33. Thompson Square's self-titled debut was up 10 to 38. Josh Gracin debuted at 39 with "Redemption." "Icon 2: George Strait" debuted at 40.
On the bluegrass chart, Yo-Yo Ma/Stuart Duncan/Edgar Meyer/Chris Thile were first with "The Goat Rodeo Sessions." Alison Krauss & Union Station stayed second with "Paper Airplane" with The Isaacs up one to third with "Why Can't We." "Rare Bird Alert" from Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, was fourth with Mark O'Connor debuting in fifth with "An Appalachian Christmas."
On the Billboard Top 200, Lambert was 11th, McCreery 14th, Lady A 17th, Aldean 20th and Keith 24th.