There's no quaking at the music chart summit this week, but there's lot of lyrical lava boiling underneath. Josh Turner's "Why Don't We Just Dance" and Lady Antebellum's Need You Now still sit at the top of Billboard's country songs and albums charts, respectively -- Turner for the second week, Lady A for the third.
And Turner has more to celebrate. His new album, Haywire,
makes its muscular debut at No. 2, with first-week sales of more than 85,000 copies.
The other new albums and their
curtain-opening spots are Reckless Kelly's Somewhere in Time (No. 22), The
Best of Chris Cagle (No. 34), Rascal Flatts'
Fourteen Love Songs for the Fourteenth (No. 41) and the various-artists collection, Best of Country Gospel (No.
Five CDs return to the chart: Bill Engvall's Aged and Confused (No.
71), Robert Earl Keen's The Rose Hotel (No. 72), Three Wooden Crosses:
The Inspirational Hits of Randy Travis (No. 73), Willie
Nelson's American Classic (No. 74) and Rodney Carrington's
El Nino Loco (No. 75).
Kenny Chesney scores the highest charting new song,
"Ain't Back Yet," which enters at No. 23. Also presenting their calling cards this week are Katie
Armiger's "Kiss Me Now" (No. 57), Jessica Harp's "A
Woman Needs" (No. 58) and Steve Azar's "Sunshine (Everybody Needs a Little)" (No. 60).
Flatts' "Close" comes back on at No. 56.
Parading behind Need You Now and Haywire within this week's
Top 5 albums cluster are Taylor Swift's Fearless, the Zac
Brown Band's The Foundation and Carrie Underwood's Play On, in
The No. 2 through No. 5 songs are Brad Paisley's "American
Saturday Night," Jason Aldean's "The
Truth," Darius Rucker's "History
in the Making" and Billy Currington's "That's
How Country Boys Roll."
Have you spotted the song yet you'll be singing all summer?