Toby Keith Scores Top Song While Lady Antebellum Keep No. 1 Album Perch

LeAnn Rimes and Kenny Chesney Have Highest-Debut Album and Single

Toby Keith’s “Made in America” moves to the top of the Billboard country songs chart this week, while Lady Antebellum’s Own the Night continues its uninterrupted reign as the No. 1 album.

In its first three weeks out, Own the Night has sold 547,489 copies, as calculated by Nielsen SoundScan.

The week’s highest debuting album and song are LeAnn RimesLady and Gentlemen and Kenny Chesney’s “Reality,” which enter the charts at No. 7 and No. 50, respectively.

The other new albums are the soundtrack to Footloose (No. 23), Sonia Leigh’s 1978 December (No. 43) and Elvis Presley’s Young Man With the Big Beat (No. 72).

Trace AdkinsCowboy’s Back in Town returns to the chart at No. 73.

Songs also surfacing for the first time include Brad Paisley’s “Camouflage” (No. 51), Dierks Bentley’s “Home” (No. 53) and Jake Owen’s “Alone With You” (No. 56).

Rounding out the Top 5 albums are Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party (a big gun for the past 48 weeks), Brantley Gilbert’s Halfway to Heaven, George Strait’s Here for a Good Time and Luke Bryan’s Tailgates & Tanlines, in that order.

Songs No. 2 through No. 5 are Rodney Atkins“Take a Back Road” (No. 1 for the two previous weeks), Keith Urban’s “Long Hot Summer,” Blake Shelton’s “God Gave Me You” and Strait’s “Here for a Good Time.”

Next week, we’ll see how Atkins’ Take a Back Road and American Idol winner Scotty McCreery’s Clear as Day albums fared during their first week of release.

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