Billboard Chart Flash: Week of Dec. 6 – 12

With work slowing down and school finally done, it’s time to get All Things Country back on track with our weekly posts. So a good place to start is restarting our Billboard Chart Flash. In the next few days expect to see new single reviews, a special year-end edition of Billboard Chart Flash, and a new installment of our Indie Spotlight featuring Danielle Car! Now let’s get to the charts!

This week’s albums chart is led by Taylor Swift whose Speak Now album continues to hold down the number one spot atop the Country Albums chart. Following Swift is Rascal Flatts’ latest release, Nothing Like This, which rises up one spot to number two. Also climbing up one spot to number three is Jason Aldean’s fourth album, My Kinda Party. Meanwhile, Keith Urban’s Get Closer falls down two spots to land at number four. Rounding out the top five country albums is Sugarland’s The Incredible Machine which holds onto the number five spot.

Over on the Hot Country Songs chart, Rascal Flatts enjoys another week at number one with their smash hit, “Why Wait.” Hot on their heels is the red-headed Reba McEntire due to her latest single, “Turn On The Radio,” climbing up two spots to land at number two. Also enjoying a two spot move up the charts is Jason Aldean whose “My Kinda Party” moves from number five to number three. Making a three spot leap from number 7 to number 4 is Carrie Underwood with her latest single, “Mama’s Song.” Rounding out the most played songs in the country is Tim McGraw with his newest single, “Felt Good On My Lips.”

Three songs made their debuts this week and they are led by country heartthrob Chuck Wicks who sees his single, “Old School,” land at number 57 this week. Following Wicks is The Band Perry who debut at number 59 with their third single, “You Lie.” Making her debut at number 60 is Margaret Durante with “Mississippi’s Cryin’.”

Next week all eyes will be on Reba who could capture her 25th number one single if “Turn On The Radio” replaces Rascal Flatts’ “Why Wait.” It should be a photo finish so check back next week to see who comes out on top!

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