Jamey Johnson’s The Guitar Song Rockets In at No. 1

Lady Antebellum's "Our Kind of Love" Remains Top Song

Jamey Johnson’s sales have lived up to his rapturous reviews. With 62,778 copies sold its first week out, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Johnson’s two-disc The Guitar Song lands resoundingly at No. 1 on Billboard’s country albums chart.

Lady Antebellum’s “Our Kind of Love” tops the songs chart for the second week.

The other new albums are the various artists anthology, Now That’s What I Call Country: Volume 3 (No. 3), Joey & Rory’s Album Number Two (No. 9) and James Otto’s Shake What God Gave Ya (No. 10).

Re-entering titles include The Gospel Music of the Statler Brothers: Volume One (No. 50), The Gospel Music of the Statler Brothers: Volume Two (No. 53), Ricky SkaggsMosaic (No. 72), Merle Haggard’s I Am What I Am (No. 74) and Brantley Gilbert’s A Modern Day Prodigal Son (No. 72).

Keith Urban’s “Put You in a Song” is the week’s highest debut on the singles chart. It arrives at No. 29 and is followed by Sara Evans’ “A Little Bit Stronger” (No. 56) and Kid Rock’s “Born Free” (No. 60).

The No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5 albums, respectively, are Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now, the Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation and Miranda Lambert’s Revolution.

And the No. 2 through No. 5 songs are Kenny Chesney’s “The Boys of Fall,” Josh Turner’s “All Over Me,” Easton Corbin’s “Roll With It” and Billy Currington’s “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer,” in that order.

So are you ready for the Christmas albums?

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