Billy Currington’s “Hey Girl” Docks at No. 1, Crash My Party Still Top Album

Tyler Farr's Redneck Crazy, Will Hoge's "Strong" Are Week's Highest Debuts

Billy Currington’s “Hey Girl” cruises into the No. 1 slip this week after a 31-week voyage up Billboard’s country airplay chart.

Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party remains solidly anchored as the top country album.

But the album enjoying the week’s highest debut is Tyler Farr’s Redneck Crazy, which surfaces at No. 2 on Nielsen SoundScan-certified sales of 28,857 copies.

There are seven more new albums to report: Hank 3’s Brothers of the 4X4 (No. 10), Randy TravisInfluence: Vol. 1: The Man I Am (No. 19), the Wood Brothers’ The Muse (No. 22), Joe NicholsCrickets (No. 41).

Also, Charlie Robison’s High Life (No. 48), Dwight Yoakam’s 21st Century Hits: Best of 2000-2012 (No. 59) and the EP Old 97’s & Waylon Jennings: Texas Outlaw (No. 65). Jennings has two songs — “Iron Road” and “The Other Shoe” — on the six-cut album he recorded with the band in 1996.

Four songs make their first chart appearance this week: Will Hoge’s “Strong” (No. 56), Lady Antebellum’s “Compass” (the product of six writers, No. 57), Little Big Town’s “Sober” (No. 59) and Leah Turner’s “Take the Keys” (No. 60).

The No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 albums, in that order, are Florida Georgia Line’s Here’s to the Good Times, Justin Moore’s Off the Beaten Path and Alan Jackson’s The Bluegrass Album.

Rounding out the Top 5 songs cluster are Jason Aldean’s “Night Train” (last week’s No. 1), Farr’s “Redneck Crazy,” Thomas Rhett ’s “It Goes Like This” and Bryan’s “That’s My Kind of Night.”

No, I haven’t forgotten we’re tracking Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert’s “We Were Us” to see how far and fast it’s moving. After five weeks, the single has reached No. 13. Will it go Top 10 next week — or is the traffic too congested this close to the top? Your guess.

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