This week we have a lot of holdovers, and a surprise entry in what was formerly just a three way battle for the top. The boys from 1D take the top spot, followed by… wait… really? George Strait finds himself in unfamiliar company, climbing to the #2 spot as his last tour winds through Texas. We will see if some that hipness rubs off on George, sandwiched as he is between 1D and the esteemed Mr. Bieber. George’s sudden rise pushes Taylor Swift down to #4, while the Falcons ride some NFL playoff glory to the #5 spot.
Luke Bryan’s debut headlining tour gains three spots to start off the bottom five this week. The Houston Rodeo holds steady at #7. Perhaps only slightly coincidentally he will be playing at the Houston Rodeo, as will George Strait.
A little pop folk from England shows up at #8. Ed Sheeran, who will be opening for Taylor Swift upcoming Red Tour, has some solo dates around the country before that, and is gathering some momentum of his own.
As you may have heard by now, the NHL had decided to do that whole “playing hockey” thing this season after all. The New York Rangers just squeeze into the Top 10 as a result. Can’t really remember any hockey team breaking into the Top 10 in years past, so they have that going for them after the lockout.