Sugarland Has Nation’s Top Album, Country’s Top Song

Kenny Chesney Rings Bell With "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven"

Sugarland has it all this week — the top country album, the best-selling album overall and the No. 1 country song. It’s the Georgia duo’s strongest showing ever.

Last week, Sugarland new album, Love on the Inside, soared straight to the summit of Billboard’s country rankings. But Miley Cyrus relegated the album to second place on the all-format Billboard 200 list with her latest collection, Breakout. Now Sugarland has toppled Cyrus from that slot.

Moreover, after an 11-week climb, Sugarland’s current single, “All I Want to Do,” has reached the peak of the country songs chart. Drinks for everybody!

Taylor Swift continues to own the No. 2 and No. 3 album positions, respectively, with Taylor Swift and Beautiful Eyes. And her single, “Should’ve Said No,” hangs in as the No. 5 song, dropping slightly from the No. 4 berth it occupied last week.

There’s just one new album this period — Micky & the Motorcars’ Na├»ve, which parks at No. 43. First-timers on the song chart are Kenny Chesney’s “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven” (checking in at No. 22); Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Somebody Said a Prayer” (No. 53); Carolina Rain’s “American Radio” (No. 57); and Kristy Lee Cook’s “15 Minutes of Shame” (No. 58).

Five albums and two songs return to the charts, the album titles being Chesney’s Super Hits (No. 66), Playlist: The Very Best of Roy Orbison (No. 70), Hank Williams Jr.’s Hank Jr.: Collector’s Edition (No. 71), Dan Tyminski’s Wheels (No. 74) and Playlist: The Very Best of Willie Nelson (No. 75). Plus One Flew South’s “My Kind of Beautiful” (No. 56) and Trisha Yearwood’s “They Call It Falling for a Reason” (No. 59).

Just behind Sugarland and Swift, Toby Keith’s 35 Biggest Hits and Sugarland’s Enjoy the Ride complete this week’s Top 5 album list in that order. The No. 2 through No. 4 songs are Keith Urban’s “You Look Good in My Shirt,” Alan Jackson’s “Good Time” and Brooks & Dunn’s “Put a Girl in It.”

We don’t see any album on the horizon that’s likely to imperil Sugarland’s or Swift’s standing anytime soon. But we’re keeping our eyes open.

Edward Morris is a veteran of country music journalism. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and is a frequent contributor to