This week saw new number ones on both the Hot Country Songs and Country Albums charts. Last week, Lady Antebellum’s “Our Kind of Love” spent its second week in the top spot, but fell from that position this week to make room for a new occupant. As expected, the sophomore album from the Zac Brown Band was this week’s number one country album in the USA. Who replaced Lady A on the singles chart? Where did You Get What You Give debut on the Billboard 200 chart? Find out in this week’s Chart Flash.
The Zac Brown Band’s You Get What You Give occupies the top spot on both the Country Albums chart as well as the all-genre Billboard 200 chart with first week sales of over 153,000 copies. Also making a strong debut is Billy Currington’s latest studio release, Enjoy Yourself, which comes in at number two on the Country Albums chart with sales of nearly 45,000 copies. Sliding down to number three is last week’s top selling album, Jamey Johnson’s The Guitar Song while Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now also slides down a couple spots to number four. Rounding out the top five is Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation which gets closer to the 2.3 million copy mark.
On the Hot Country Songs chart, Kenny Chesney’s “Boys of Fall” rises to the top spot after just eleven weeks on the chart. This marks the tenth straight year Chesney has sent at least one single to the top of Billboard’s chart and the first time he’s reached the summit since last year’s “Out Last Night.” Rising up one slot to number two is Josh Turner’s “All Over Me” while Easton Corbin’s “Roll With It” also climbs up one spot to number three. Lady Antebellum sees their former number one smash, “Our Kind of Love,” fall three spots to number four. Rounding out the top five songs is Darius Rucker’s lastest hit single, “Come Back Song.”
Leading this week’s crop of debut songs is Tim McGraw who sees his latest single “Felt Good On My Lips” debut at number 33. Following McGraw are: Toby Keith’s “Bullets in the Gun” (no. 37), Billy Currington’s “Let Me Down Easy” (no. 46), Jerrod Niemann’s “What Do You Want” (no. 49), and Lady Antebellum’s “Hello World” (no. 53). This week’s biggest gainer is Keith Urban’s “Put You In A Song” which leaps six spots to number 23 in just its second week on the chart.
Next week we could see Kenny Chesney rule both charts as his new release, Hemingway’s Whiskey, will make its debut on the albums chart. More than likely, the album will soar to number one, so it’ll be interesting to see if “Boys of Fall” can hold onto the top spot on the singles chart to make Kenny the king of the country charts. Check back for the next Chart Flash to see if Kenny can do it.