Lady Antebellum Reclaim Country Album Crown

Carrie Underwood's "Undo It" Tops Songs Chart

As anticipated, Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now has bobbed back to the top of Billboard’s country albums chart after having been dethroned last week by Jerrod Niemann’s Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury. Niemann drops to No. 3.

And Carrie Underwood’s “Undo It” plows through to become this week’s No. 1 song, thus ending the two-week reign of Luke Bryan’s “Rain Is a Good Thing.”

Leading the list of new albums is Sweet Home Alabama: The Country Music Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd, which debuts at No. 12. The other freshmen are Asleep at the Wheel’s It’s a Good Thing (No. 57) and Guy Penrod’s Breathe Deep (No. 64).

CDs returning to the chart are the Josh Abbott Band’s She’s Like Texas (No. 72) and Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses’ Roadhouse Sun (No. 74).

Sugarland boasts the highest-debuting new song, “Stuck Like Glue” (No. 44). Also charting for the first time are Joe Nichols’ “The Shape I’m In” (No. 55) and Thompson Square’s “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” (No. 57). Returnees include Stealing Angels’ “He’d Better Be Dead” (No. 54) and the Zac Brown Band’s “A Different Kind of Fine” (No. 60).

Completing this week’s Top 5 albums cluster are the Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation (No. 2), Miranda Lambert’s Revolution (No. 4) and Underwood’s Play On (No. 5).

Songs No. 2 through No. 5, in that order, are the Zac Brown Band’s “Free,” Niemann’s “Lover, Lover,” Bryan’s “Rain Is a Good Thing” and Keith Urban’s “I’m In.”

Keep an ear out for Kenny Chesney’s “The Boys of Fall.” It leaps from No. 17 to No. 14, and it’s just been on the chart two weeks.

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