Billy Currington Trumps Josh Turner, Lady Antebellum Raves On

Blake Shelton Has Top New Album, Little Big Town Scores Highest-Charting New Song

This just in: Josh Turner’s “Why Don’t We Just Dance” has ended its four-week run as top song, having been elbowed into second place by Billy Currington’s “That’s How Country Boys Roll.”

However, Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now still refuses to budge from the No. 1 niche on Billboard’s country albums chart it has tenanted for the past six weeks. Here’s another happy fact: Need You Now has boinged back to the peak of the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, boosted there by the past week’s sale of 125,000 copies.

Blake Shelton boasts this week’s highest debuting album. His Hillbilly Bone rockets in at No. 2 on the sale of just under 71,000 units. Leading the new song entries is Little Big Town’s “Little White Church.” It arrives at No. 48.

The remaining new albums are Danny Gokey’s My Best Days (No. 3), Easton Corbin’s self-titled debut (No. 4) and Glen Campbell’s Greatest Hits (No. 63).

Rounding out the first-time songs are the Harters’ “Jenny” (No. 54) and Josh Thompson’s “Way Out Here” (No. 67).

There are no re-entering albums or songs this time around.

Following Lady A, Shelton, Gokey and Corbin, Taylor Swift’s Fearless stands at No. 5 among the Top 5 CDs, which is pretty amazing when you consider it was released 69 weeks ago.

Songs No. 3 through No. 5, in that order, are Shelton’s “Hillbilly Bone” (featuring Trace Adkins), Corbin’s “A Little More Country Than That” and Carrie Underwood’s “Temporary Home.”

To quote the late and much-missed Vern Gosdin, “That just about does it — don’t it?”

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