Miranda Lambert’s Four the Record Debuts at No. 1

Eli Young Band Tops Song Chart With "Crazy Girl"

Looks like Texas did take umbrage at the Oklahoma usurpers who ruled Billboard‘s country charts last week and decided to dispossess them.

Lone Star State native Miranda Lambert debuts at No. 1 this week with the album Four the Record, and the Eli Young Band, that gang from Denton, Texas, gallop to the top of the songs list with “Crazy Girl.”

Producer Frank Liddell, a Houstonian, helped oversee both projects.

Four the Record achieved the summit on Nielsen-confirmed sales of 133,233 copies.

Last week’s chart-toppers — Toby Keith‘s Clancy’s Tavern and Blake Shelton‘s “God Gave Me You” — have slipped to No. 3 and No. 2, respectively, in their lineups.

There are three new albums besides Lambert’s: Craig Morgan‘s This Ole Boy (an EP bowing in at No. 53) and two multi-artist holiday collections, Country Christmas (No. 63) and Christmas Today’s Country, Volume One (No. 74).

Steve Earle‘s I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive returns to the chart at No. 70.

As to new songs, there are but three: Neal McCoy‘s “A-OK” (No. 56), Rodney Atkins‘ “He’s Mine” (No. 57) and Trace Adkins“Million Dollar View” (No. 58).

Kid Rock‘s “Care” re-enters at No. 60.

The remaining Top 5 albums are Scotty McCreery‘s Clear as Day (No. 2), Lady Antebellum‘s Own the Night (No. 4) and Jason Aldean‘s My Kinda Party (No. 5).

Songs No. 3 through No. 5, in that order, are Taylor Swift‘s “Sparks Fly,” Brantley Gilbert‘s “Country Must Be Country Wide” and Miranda Lambert’s “Baggage Claim.”

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