Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now Stays at No. 1 — Still

Miranda Lambert Remains on Firm Ground With "The House That Built Me"

If the stock market were half as steady as Lady Antebellum’s grip on the Billboard country albums chart, we’d all be a lot richer. The trio’s Need You Now currently nestles at No. 1 for the 19th consecutive week.

Miranda Lambert can be pretty proud, too. Her “The House That Built Me” is the top single for the second week.

The highest-debuting album is Playlist: The Very Best of the Dixie Chicks, bowing at No. 27. Dierks Bentley’s adventurous and much touted album, Up on the Ridge, debuted at No. 65, but the chart number reflects early sales. It wasn’t officially released until Tuesday (June 8), so expect a quick ascent on next week’s chart after it’s been widely available for a full week.

Those are the only newcomers, but Colt Ford’s Country Is as Country Does returns at No. 72, while Love and Theft’s World Wide Open bounces back into play at No. 73.

Topping the new entries on the songs chart is James Wesley’s “Real,” at No. 56, trailed slightly by Jewel’s “Satisfied” at No. 59.

The No. 2 through No. 5 albums, in that order, are the Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation, Lambert’s Revolution, Carrie Underwood’s Play On and Taylor Swift’s Fearless.

Following directly behind Lambert within the Top 5 songs cluster are Jason Aldean’s “Crazy Town,” Brad Paisley’s “Water,” Chris Young’s “The Man I Want to Be” and Clay Walker’s “She Won’t Be Lonely Long.”

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