Gary Allan claims the week's highest-debuting album as his Get Off on the Pain winces in at No. 2 on the Billboard chart, but country fans are still crazy over Lady Antebellum's latest collection.
But there's been another turnover on the country songs chart. Blake
Shelton's "Hillbilly Bone" (featuring Trace
Adkins) moves into No. 1, flipping last week's champ -- Billy Currington's "That's How Country Boys Roll" -- all the way
down to No. 6.
First-week sales of Allan's album totaled just under 65,000 units, an impressive achievement, to be
sure. However, Lady Antebellum's Need You Now is now topping the Billboard country chart for the seventh straight
week. Lady A sold almost 105,000 copies during the seven-day period, bringing total sales of Need You Now to more than
The two other albums making their first appearances on the chart are Christian Kane's self-titled EP,
bowing at No. 28, and Matt Kennon's The Call, also an EP, which enters
at No. 65.
The returnees are Steel Magnolia's self-titled debut (at
No. 72) and Joey & Rory's The Life of a Song (No. 75).
James Otto's "Groovy Little Summer Song," which climbs aboard at No. 54, is the week's lone
new song. But Brad Paisley's "Water" trickles back onto the chart at No. 48, and Mallary
Hope's "Blossom in the Dust" resurfaces at No. 60
Following Lady A and Allan in the Top 5 albums cluster are Shelton's
Hillbilly Bone, Danny Gokey's My Best Days and the Zac
Brown Band's The Foundation, in that order.
Songs No. 2 through No. 5 are Easton
Corbin's "A Little More Country Than That,"
Carrie Underwood's "Temporary
Home," Josh Turner's "Why
Don't We Just Dance" and the Zac Brown Band's "Highway 20
What wonders of promotional muscle await us at our next meeting? I'm already shivering a little.