The singing competition, back after a two-year hiatus, is focusing on the fireworks onstage, rather than between the judges. And Lionel Richie is its godfather.
Last week U2 bumped Ms. Swift’s “Reputation” from the top spot after three weeks. And this week Luke Bryan hits No. 1 with “What Makes You Country.”
New albums from the two singers are at odds over whether country is in the lyrics or the sounds.
Hear the songs that made our critics stop and listen this week by Beck, Maya Jane Coles, Action Bronson and more.