Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now Recaptures No. 1 Perch

Billy Currington's "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer" Is Top Song

Lady Antebellum’s buoyant Need You Now has bobbed back to No. 1 on Billboard’s country album charts after having been shoved under now and again by an influx of new titles by other artists. This past week, Need You Now sold 22,836 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, pushing its grand total to 2,592,963 units in 32 weeks.

Simultaneously, Billy Currington’s “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer” slides in as the top song. In so doing, it caps Blake Shelton’s summit supremacy with “All About Tonight” at three weeks, shoving that song back to No. 4. “Pretty Good” is Currington’s fifth single to top Billboard’s country chart.

Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses claim the week’s highest-debuting album slot with Junky Star. It bows at an impressive No. 2 with first-week sales of 17,463 copies.

There are seven other new albums to report, including Michelle Branch’s Everything Comes and Goes EP (No. 35) and Cory Morrow’s Brand New Me (No. 49). The other five are from the Universal Music Group’s Icon reissue series, including compilations of songs from Patsy Cline (No. 52), Don Williams (No. 59), Johnny Cash (No. 64), Vince Gill (No. 68) and Trisha Yearwood (No. 73).

Returning to the charts are Gloriana’s self-titled CD (No. 71) and John Doe and the Sadies’ Country Club (No. 74).

Only two new songs have clocked in: Adam Brand’s “Ready for Love” (No. 55) and Walker Hayes’ “Pants” (No. 60).

Completing the Top 5 sheaf of albums are the Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation (No. 3), Little Big Town’s The Reason Why (No. 4 after debuting at No. 1 last week) and Trace AdkinsCowboy’s Back in Town (No. 5).

Rounding out the Top 5 songs are Lady Antebellum’s “Our Kind of Love” (No. 2), Lee Brice’s “Love Like Crazy” (No. 3) and — drum roll, please — Kenny Chesney’s “The Boys of Fall” (No. 5). Chesney zoomed into the Top 5 in just eight weeks.

More adventures await you as the make-or-break Christmas buying season approaches.

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