Light the firecrackers. The charts are moving again. At least for this week. Sugarland vaults into No. 1 on Billboard's country album rankings with the concert recording, Live on the Inside, and Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me" arrives at the top of the country songs chart after a 17-week trek.
Sugarland's first-week sales total, according to the Nielsen SoundScan
report, was just under 76,000 copies.
But wait, there's more! Reba (as in McEntire,
of course) has the week's highest debuting song, "Consider
Me Gone," which rolls in at No. 51.
Gloriana also makes a big splash. The group's
self-titled collection enters the albums list at an inspiring No. 2.
The week's other new CDs are the Zac
Brown Band's EP, Live From Bonnaroo (No. 20), Mac McAnally's Down by the
River (No. 56) and Steve Azar's Slide On Over (No. 57).
In addition to
Reba's, the first-time charting songs are Easton Corbin's "A Little More Country Than That" (No. 56), Mallary Hope's "Love
Lives On" (No. 57) and George Strait's "Twang" (No. 58).
Albums returning to
action include the multiple-artist package Country Love Songs (No. 44), Old
Crow Medicine Show's Tennessee Pusher (No. 70), Hank Williams' The Unreleased
Recordings: Gospel Keepsakes (No. 73) and Caitlin & Will's
self-titled EP (No. 74).
Following Sugarland and Gloriana in the Top 5 albums bloc are Swift's Fearless, the
Zac Brown Band's The Foundation and the soundtrack to Hannah Montana: The Movie, in that order.
No. 2 through No. 5 are Darius Rucker's "Alright,"
Billy Currington's "People
Are Crazy," Jason Aldean's "Big
Green Tractor" and Rascal Flatts' "Summer