Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me” Holds Firm at No. 1

Clay Walker, Toby Keith Have Week's Highest Debuts on Songs Chart

Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum continue their dominance of the Billboard country charts, with the former’s “The House That Built Me” savoring its third week as the most played song and the latter’s Need You Now logging its 20th week as the best-selling album.

After debuting last week at No. 65 — before there was a complete rollout of the album — Dierks Bentley’s Up on the Ridge has now rocketed into the No. 2 spot.

Clay Walker claims the week’s highest-charting album debut as his She Won’t Be Lonely Long bows at No. 5. Lee Brice’s Love Like Crazy (No. 9) is the only other new CD.

Popping up at No. 55 as the highest debuting new song is Toby Keith’s “Trailerhood.” Also fresh to the songs chart is Sunny Sweeney’s “From a Table Away” (No. 58).

Similar to Bentley’s situation, Jewel’s Sweet and Wild previously charted prior to its official release date of June 8. Now available everywhere, it returns to the chart at No. 3 following a full week of sales.

Returning to the albums list are the EP edition of Walker’s She Won’t Be Lonely Long (No. 58), the EP edition of Brice’s Love Like Crazy (No. 60), Three Wooden Crosses: The Inspirational Hits of Randy Travis (No. 68) and Diamond Rio’s The Reason (No. 69).

Colt Ford’s single, “Chicken & Biscuits,” makes a comeback at No. 60.

Sitting at No. 4, the Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation completes this week’s Top 5 albums cluster.

Songs No. 2 through No. 5, in that order, are Jason Aldean’s “Crazy Town,” Brad Paisley’s “Water,” Walker’s “She Won’t Be Lonely Long” and Luke Bryan’s “Rain Is a Good Thing.”

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