Alan Jackson Scores Top Album With Thirty Miles West

Eric Church's Springsteen Is Week's Most-Played Song

Alan Jackson‘s Thirty Miles West has ended the five-week reign of Carrie Underwood‘s Blown Away at the top of Billboard‘s country album charts.

There’s a new No. 1 song, too: Eric Church‘s “Springsteen.”

Jackson’s first-week sales totaled 72,848 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The other debuting albums are the self-titled Jana Kramer, which checks it at No. 5 on sales of 16,295 copies, and the various-artists collection, Kin: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell (No. 32).

Luke Bryan‘s Spring Break 3 … It’s a Shore Thing comes back to the chart at No. 75.

The Zac Brown Band‘s “Wind” is the highest ranking new song (No. 27). Also fresh from the farm are Katie Armiger‘s “Better in a Black Dress” (No. 54) and Rodney Atkins‘ “Just Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll” (No. 57).

Albums No. 2 through No. 4, in that order, are Underwood’s Blown Away, Bryan’s Tailgates & Tanlines and Lionel Richie‘s Tuskegee.

Lined up behind “Springsteen” on the Top 5 songs shelf are Bryan’s “Drunk on You,” Brantley Gilbert‘s “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” Underwood’s “Good Girl” (last week’s No. 1) and the Eli Young Band‘s “Even if It Breaks Your Heart.”

Enough! Let us speak no more of this.

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