Carrie Underwood Blows Into No. 1 Album Spot with Blown Away

Miranda Lambert's "Over You" Is Country's Most-Played Song

With out-of-the-box sales of more than 267,000 copies — according to the Nielsen SoundScan count — Carrie Underwood’s Blown Away tops both Billboard’s country and all-genres album charts this week.

In a further demonstration that blondes rule, Miranda Lambert’s “Over You” (which she co-wrote with hubby Blake Shelton) zooms into No. 1 on the songs chart.

Underwood’s is the only new album to report. However, the Little WilliesFor the Good Times re-enters the list at No. 75, perhaps buoyed there by the release of Willies member Norah Jones’ new CD, Little Broken Hearts. It debuts at No. 2 on the all-genres tally.

There are three new songs: Little Big Town’s “Pontoon” (bowing in at No. 51), Shelton’s “Over” (No. 53 and not to be confused with his wife’s “Over You”) and Montgomery Gentry’s “So Called Life” (No. 59).

The remaining Top 5 albums, in descending order, are Lionel Richie’s Tuskegee (last week’s No. 1), Luke Bryan’s Tailgates & Tanlines, Lee Brice’s Hard 2 Hold and Kip Moore’s Up All Night.

Songs No. 2 through No. 5 are Jason Aldean’s “Fly Over States,” Rascal Flatts“Banjo” (last week’s No. 1), the Zac Brown Band’s “No Hurry” and Moore’s “Somethin’ ’Bout a Truck.”

Sad to say there’s not a single “mama” song on the chart as Mother’s Day rolls in. We can take some comfort, though, in the fact that the Farm’s “Home Sweet Home” mentions to the smell of “mama’s cookin’.” Some comfort — but not much. Is mama entirely out of fashion as a song subject these days?

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