Scotty McCreery Returns to Top of Albums Chart, Brantley Gilbert Arrives at No. 1 Spot

David Nail Scores Highest Album Debut With Sound of a Million Dreams

Scotty McCreery’s Clear as Day bounces back to the top of Billboard’s country albums chart this week, and Brantley Gilbert’s “Country Must Be Country Wide” slides into the No. 1 song slot after a 33-week climb.

David Nail’s Sound of a Million Dreams is this period’s highest debuting CD, breaking the tape at No. 8. There are no other new titles to report.

The multi-artist package, A Very Country Christmas, and Robert Earl Keen’s Ready for Confetti return to the charts at No. 39 and No. 52, respectively.

There is but one new song to note as Love and Theft’s “Angel Eyes” rolls in at No. 57.

Completing the Top 5 albums cluster are Lady Antebellum’s Own the Night, Miranda Lambert’s Four the Record (No. 1 for the two previous weeks), Luke Bryan’s Tailgates & Tanlines and Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party, in that order.

The No. 2 through No. 5 songs are Aldean’s “Tattoos on This Town,” Lady Antebellum’s “We Owned the Night,” Lambert’s “Baggage Claim” and Taylor Swift’s “Sparks Fly” (last week’s No. 1).

All the Top 5 songs made significant leaps from where they stood last week. “Country Must Be Country Wide” was at No. 3, “Tattoos on This Town” at No. 6, “We Owned the Night” at No. 5 and “Baggage Claim” at No. 7.

Even so, can we get a little more action, please?

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