Little Big Town’s The Reason Why Debuts at No. 1

Blake Shelton's "All About Tonight" Reigns as Top Single for Third Week

A round of cheers, please, for Little Big Town, whose The Reason Why debuts as America’s best-selling album of the week on Billboard’s country songs chart. And another round is in order for the Randy Rogers Band on the No. 2 arrival of Burning the Day.

With his “All About Tonight” perching at No. 1 for the third straight week on the country songs chart, Blake Shelton is just one week shy of matching fiancée Miranda Lambert’s recent triumph when her recording of “The House That Built Me” held the top spot for four weeks in a row.

The other new albums are Marty Stuart’s Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions (No. 46), Ricky SkaggsMosaic (No. 50), the multi-artist package My Country: Smash Hits (No. 60) and Randy TravisI’ll Fly Away (No. 70).

Making the first appearance on the songs chart are Trailer Choir’s “Shakin’ That Tailgate” (No. 54), Gretchen Wilson’s “I’ve Got Your Country Right Here” (No. 55), Gary Allan’s “Kiss Me When I’m Down” (No. 56), James Otto’s “Soldiers & Jesus” (No. 58) and Ashley Gearing’s “What You Think About Us” (No. 60).

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s maiden country effort, “Country Strong,” returns at No. 59.

Last week’s top album, Trace AdkinsCowboy’s Back in Town, retreats to No. 3, while Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now tumbles to No. 4, its lowest ranking since it came on the first week of this year. The Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation completes the Top 5 sheaf.

The No. 2 through No. 5 songs, in that order, are Billy Currington’s “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer,” Keith Urban’s “I’m In,” Lady Antebellum’s “Our Kind of Love” and Lee Brice’s “Love Like Crazy.”

And in its seventh week out, Kenny Chesney’s “The Boys of Fall” advances another yard into the No. 7 slot.

Finally, the charts are jumping.

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