Are you seeing a pattern?
Miranda Lambert is spending her fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard country song chart with “The House That Built Me,” while Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now luxuriates in its 21st week as the top-selling country album.
Selfish? Exhibiting a disinclination to share? You make the call.
Now That’s What I Call the USA: The Patriotic Country Collection — a various artists package — is the week’s highest-charting debut album, checking in at No. 12.
The only other new album also has a flag-waving tint. It’s Ray Stevens’ We the People at No. 58.
Re-entering the album chart are Jason Boland & the Stragglers’ High in the Rockies: A Live Album (No. 71), Colt Ford’s Live From the Suwannee River Jam (No. 73) and Alan Jackson’s Songs of Love and Heartache (No. 75).
The Randy Rogers Band’s “Too Late for Goodbye,” arriving at No. 55, is the highest-debuting of four new songs. The others are Bomshel’s “Just Fine” (No. 56), Steel Magnolia’s “Just by Being You (Halo and Wings)” (No. 57) and George Strait’s “The Breath You Take” (No. 58).
Place your bets on next week’s numbers.