Jake Owen’s “Beachin'” Arrives at No. 1, Miranda Lambert’s Platinum Stays There

Colt Ford's Thanks for Listening Is Week's Top-Debuting Album

Light a firecracker and pop a beer. Jake Owen’s “Beachin'” has arrived at the top of Billboard’s country airplay rankings after a 24-week trek.

That means there was probably snow on the beach when the song first shivered onto the chart.

And make some festive noises as well for Miranda Lambert’s Platinum, which continues its bright tenancy at No. 1 on the country albums list.

Colt Ford’s Thanks for Listening is the week’s highest-debuting CD. It sweeps in at No. 2 on Nielsen SoundScan-confirmed sales of 22,260 copies.

Bowing at No. 4 is Old Crow Medicine Show’s Remedy, propelled to that eminence by having sold 16,648 units its first week out.

There are two other new albums: American Young’s self-titled EP (entering at No. 39) and Kenny Rogers’ torturously titled 10 Great Songs: 20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection (No. 50).

Justin Moore, assisted by Motley Crue’s Vince Neil, has the highest-charting new song, “Home Sweet Home,” which settles in at No. 39.

Also new and aspiring are RaeLynn’s “God Made Girls” (No. 56), Maddie & Tae’s “Girl in a Country Song” (No. 58) and Joey Hyde’s “Get It On” (No. 60).

The No. 3 and No. 5 albums, in that order, are Brantley Gilbert’s Just as I Am and Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party.

Completing the Top 5 songs array are Blake Shelton and Gwen Sebastian’s “My Eyes” (last week’s No. 1), Chris Young’s “Who I Am With You,” Tyler Farr’s “Whiskey in My Water” and Joe Nichols“Yeah.”

For title-tale fusions, we submit “God Made Girls/Somethin’ Bad,” “Home Sweet Home/Somewhere in My Car,” “Look at You/Get It On” and “I Can’t Outrun You/Girl in a Country Song.”

Now aren’t we glad that’s over?

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