There’s no quaking at the music chart summit this week, but there’s lot of lyrical lava boiling underneath. Josh Turner’s “Why Don’t We Just Dance” and Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now still sit at the top of Billboard’s country songs and albums charts, respectively — Turner for the second week, Lady A for the third.
And Turner has more to celebrate. His new album, Haywire, makes its muscular debut at No. 2, with first-week sales of more than 85,000 copies.
The other new albums and their curtain-opening spots are Reckless Kelly’s Somewhere in Time (No. 22), The Best of Chris Cagle (No. 34), Rascal Flatts’ Fourteen Love Songs for the Fourteenth (No. 41) and the various-artists collection, Best of Country Gospel (No. 70).
Five CDs return to the chart: Bill Engvall’s Aged and Confused (No. 71), Robert Earl Keen’s The Rose Hotel (No. 72), Three Wooden Crosses: The Inspirational Hits of Randy Travis (No. 73), Willie Nelson’s American Classic (No. 74) and Rodney Carrington’s El Nino Loco (No. 75).
Kenny Chesney scores the highest charting new song, “Ain’t Back Yet,” which enters at No. 23. Also presenting their calling cards this week are Katie Armiger’s “Kiss Me Now” (No. 57), Jessica Harp’s “A Woman Needs” (No. 58) and Steve Azar’s “Sunshine (Everybody Needs a Little)” (No. 60).
Rascal Flatts’ “Close” comes back on at No. 56.
Have you spotted the song yet you’ll be singing all summer?