This week’s Billboard Country Albums chart saw a major shakeup this week with the inclusion of two new albums in the top five, one of which debuted at number one. Find out who replaced Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now atop the chart in this week’s Chart Flash.
Jamey Johnson’s sophomore album, The Guitar Song, makes a strong debut at number one by selling nearly 63,000 during its week of release. Dropping down to number two this week is Lady A’s Need You Now which continues to be the best-selling country album of the year. Coming in at number three is the third edition of the NOW That’s What I Call Country compilation album. Sliding down two spots to number 4 is Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation while Miranda Lambert’s third album, Revolution, rounds out the top five.
Over on the Hot Country Songs chart, Lady Antebellum’s “Our Kind of Love” stays put atop the chart for a second straight week. Rising up one spot to number two after just ten weeks on the chart is Kenny Chesney’s latest single, “The Boys of Fall.” Climbing up two spots to number three is Josh Turner’s second single from his Haywire album, “All Over Me.” Making his second appearance in the top five this year is Easton Corbin, this time with “Roll with It,” as he jumps up two spots to number four. Rounding out country’s biggest singles of the week at number five is Billy Currington’s hit, “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer.”
Leading this week’s debut singles is Keith Urban with his latest single, “Put You in a Song,” which leaps onto the chart in the number 29 position. Following Keith is Sara Evans’ “A Little Bit Stronger” at no. 56 and Kid Rock’s “Born Free” at no. 60.
Next week should see an even bigger change to the albums chart as the Zac Brown Band’s sophomore set, You Get What You Give, is expected to make its debut at number one. On the singles chart, Kenny Chesney is looking to return to the number one spot on the singles chart for the first time in over a year as he could replace Lady Antebellum. Don’t worry, we’ll straighten out the positions for you in next week’s Chart Flash.