Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me” rises to the summit of Billboard’s country songs chart this week. And you will probably not be surprised to learn that Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now still crowns the albums chart, just as it has for the past 18 weeks.
Hank [Williams] III has the highest-ranking new album. His Rebel Within arrives at No. 4 on the strength of first-week sales of 17,185 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The only other new CDs are Wynonna’s Love Heals (No. 7) and Jewel’s Sweet and Wild (No. 64). Jewel’s chart entry is particularly impressive when you consider that the album won’t be officially released until Tuesday (June 8).
Justin Moore has the highest-debuting new song, “How I Got to Be This Way,” which pops in at No. 54. Also new is Frankie Ballard’s “Tell Me You Get Lonely” (No. 59). Eric Church’s “Smoke a Little Smoke” re-enters at No. 57.
Trooping in directly behind Lambert in the Top 5 songs parade are Chris Young’s “The Man I Want to Be” (the chart topper for the past three weeks), George Strait’s “I Gotta Get to You,” Jason Aldean’s “Crazy Town” and Joe Nichols’ “Gimmie That Girl.”
Nashville has dried itself out pretty well for next week’s CMA Music Festival. But it wouldn’t hurt to bring a roll of paper towels, just in case.