Billboard Chart Flash: Week of July 5 – 11

The state of Georgia is well represented as the two artists who occupy the top spots on this week’s country Billboard charts have ties to the Peach State. Find out who finished the week at number one.

Lady Antebellum once again find its sophomore album, Need You Now, atop the Country Albums chart for a remarkable 24th week. The band, whose male members Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood hail from Georgia, sold nearly another 28,000 copies to bring the album’s total sales to nearly 2.4 million copies. Following Lady A is once again the Zac Brown Band with its album, The Foundation. Holding strong at number 3 is Miranda Lambert’s Revolution while Carrie Underwood’s Play On climbs up into the number four spot. Rounding out the top five albums is Jaron and the Long Road to Love’s debut album, Getting Dressed in the Dark.

Over on the Hot Country Songs chart, Georgia boy Luke Bryan leapfrogs into the number one spot with his second number one song, “Rain is a Good Thing.” Bryan jumps up two spots and knocks Brad Paisley’s former number one, “Water,” to the second spot. After breaking the top five last week, Carrie Underwood’s “Undo It” jumps up two spots to the number three slot this week. After spending five weeks in the number two spot, Jason Aldean’s “Crazy Town” slips two spots down to number four. Rounding out the top five, after falling one spot, is Clay Walker’s comeback hit, “She Won’t Be Lonely Long.”

Only two songs saw their debuts this week and they are led by Reba McEntire’s “Turn on the Radio” which bows in at no. 54 while Rocket Club’s “One Thing Beautiful” comes in at no. 59. Danny Gokey’s “I Will Not Say Goodbye” makes this week’s biggest jump as it soars up 11 spots to finish at no. 42.

Judging by the unofficial numbers, it looks like Lady Antebellum’s reign atop the albums chart will come to an end next week as Jerrod Niemann’s Judge Jerrod and the Hung Jury is expected to debut in the top spot. Over on the singles chart, we’ll see if Luke Bryan can spend two weeks at number one or if Carrie Underwood will make a move into the top spot. Find out in next week’s Chart Flash!

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