Listen, folks, if you want volatility, watch the stock market. The Billboard country charts continue to be remarkably stable. Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now celebrates its fifth week as country music’s top album while Josh Turner’s “Why Don’t We Just Dance” toasts its fourth as the genre’s No. 1 song.
Johnny Cash’s American VI: Ain’t No Grave makes a surprisingly strong debut, entering the charts at No. 2 with first-weeks sales of more than 54,000 copies. Tyler Dickerson’s “Tell Your Sister I’m Single” claims the top new song spot, bowing in at No. 51.
The week’s other new albums include Josh Thompson’s Way Out Here (No. 9), Sarah Buxton’s self-titled debut (No. 12), the multi-artist Good Ol’ Nashville (No. 24), Steel Magnolia’s self-titled debut (No. 47) and George Jones’ curiously-titled The Great Lost Hits (No. 52).
Craig Morgan’s That’s Why makes a comeback at No. 72.
Songs No. 2 through No. 5 are Billy Currington’s “That’s How Country Boys Roll,” Darius Rucker’s “History in the Making,” Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins’ “Hillbilly Bone” and Brad Paisley’s “American Saturday Night.”
You may now applaud.