Lady Antebellum Still Topping Both Billboard Country Charts

Laura Bell Bundy, Carrie Underwood Have Highest Debuts of the Week

Send out for another jeroboam of champagne. The celebration for Lady Antebellum roars on. For the second week in a row, Billboard magazine reports, the Titanic Trio claim both the best-selling album and most-played song in country music, Need You Now and “American Honey,” respectively. Dame Fortune isn’t just smiling on these guys — she’s giggling maniacally.

Actress, singer and songwriter Laura Bell Bundy must be dancing with delight, as well, since her Achin’ and Shakin’ is this week’s highest-debuting new country album, sashaying in at No. 5.

Indeed, Bundy’s is the only album premiering. But there are four re-entries: Trace AdkinsX: 10 (returning at No. 69), George JonesThe Great Lost Hits (No. 73), Steel Magnolia’s self-titled EP (No. 74) and Ron White’s Behavioral Problems (No. 75).

Carrie Underwood’s “Undo It” arrives at No. 43 as the week’s highest-charting new song.

Also first-timing are Kevin Fowler’s intriguingly titled “Pound Sign (#?*!)” (landing at No. 52), the Zac Brown Band’s “Free” (No. 54), Chris Janson’s “’Til a Woman Comes Along” (No. 56), Alan Jackson’s “Hard Hat and a Hammer” (No. 57), Easton Corbin’s “Roll With It” (No. 58) and Dierks Bentley’s “Up on the Ridge” (No. 59).

The No. 2 through No. 4 albums, in that order, are the Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation, Jackson’s Freight Train and Taylor Swift’s Fearless.

Trooping in behind “American Honey” in the Top 5 songs list are the Zac Brown Band’s “Highway 20 Ride,” Joe Nichols’ “Gimmie That Girl,” Kenny Chesney’s “Ain’t Back Yet” and Chris Young’s “The Man I Want to Be.”

Coming on strong is Brad Paisley’s “Water,” which gushes from No. 24 to No. 19.

Did the recent Academy of Country Music Awards show sell any albums or break any singles? Stay tuned.

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