After trailing Sara Evans’ Stronger for the last two weeks, Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party reclaims the number one spot on Billboard’s Country Albums chart. Aldean sold another 19,000 copies to bring the album’s total to just over 999,000 copies so more than likely he’ll cross the 1 million mark next week. Trailing Jason is the Zac Brown Band’s You Get What You Give while Rascal Flatts’ Nothing Like This comes in third. Falling to number four from number one is Evans’ Stronger which brings its three total to just under 100,000 copies. Rouding out the top five is Taylor Swift’s Speak Now which sold just over 15,000 copies this week.
Last week we thought we’d see a big debut from Josh Kelley’s Georgia Clay but the album opened with a disappointing 6,000 copies sold to land at number 16. With “Georgia Clay” just outside the top 15 on the Hot Country Songs chart, it’ll be interesting to see how the album performs from here.
Speaking of the Hot Country Songs chart, new country duo Thompson Square claimed their first number one song as “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?” jumps up two spots to number one this week. Holding strong at number two is Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson with their monster duet, “Don’t You Wanna Stay.” Falling down two spots to number three is last week’s top single, “Let Me Down Easy” by Billy Currington. Also holding their positions in the four and five spots respectively are the Zac Brown Band’s “Colder Weather” and Darius Rucker’s “This.”
This week saw the debut of four new songs on the charts and they are led by Trace Adkins’ “Just Fishin'” which lands at number 40. Dierks Bentley’s “Am I The Only One” (no. 47), Jake Owens’ “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” (no. 55), and Edens Edge’s “Amen” (no. 60) all made their respective debuts this week as well.
Next week we’ll see if Thompson Square can hold onto the number one spot or if another single will leapfrog to number one. If any song had a chance at doing accomplishing that feat it would be ZBB’s “Colder Weather.” As usual we’ll sort out all the movements for you in next week’s Chart Flash.