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.
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.
Kid Rock’s “Care” re-enters at No. 60.
So did the CMA Awards live up to your expectations — and which performances did you like best?
Of course I want to know!