Once Again, Lady Antebellum and Chris Young Are Chart Champs

Statler Brothers Claim Top Two New Albums With Gospel Project

Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now and Chris Young’s “The Man I Want to Be” are still No. 1 on Billboard’s country albums and country songs charts, respectively. It’s the third week there for Young, the 17th for Lady A.

This week’s highest-debuting CD is The Gospel Music of the Statler Bros., Volume One, which breezes in at No. 16. Volume Two of the same album title comes in at No. 17. Sugarland’s Live on the Inside returns at No. 73.

Topping the five new songs is Billy Currington’s “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer” (No. 48), followed by Lady Antebellum’s “Our Kind of Love” (No. 50), Chuck Wicks“Hold That Thought” (No. 55), Darryl Worley’s “Keep the Change” (No. 57) and Thompson Square’s “Let’s Fight” (No. 58).

Lining up behind Need You Now in the Top 5 albums cluster are the Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation, Miranda Lambert’s Revolution, Taylor Swift’s Fearless and Carrie Underwood’s Play On, in that order.

The No. 2 through No. 5 songs are Lambert’s “The House That Built Me,” George Strait’s “I Gotta Get to You,” Steel Magnolia’s “Keep On Lovin’ You” and Joe Nichols“Gimmie That Girl.”

What you’ve got in those last three song titles is an English teacher’s nightmare.

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