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Eric Church Hits No. 1 for First Time With "Drink in My Hand"
Own the Night Remains Lady Antebellum's Key to Album Penthouse
Eric Church
Eric Church
It's happened again.

For the second week in a row, an artist has scored his first No. 1 on Billboard's country songs chart.

This week it's Eric Church, whose "Drink in My Hand" leapfrogs from No. 3 to the top. Last week the roses went to David Nail for "Let It Rain."

It's also worth noting that both Church and Nail co-wrote their summit-scaling songs.

Lady Antebellum's Own the Night still holds its niche as the most-purchased album. In this, its 18th week on the charts, it sold 14,863 copies to bump its release-to-date total up to 1,239,894.

Three new albums board the chart: the Little Willies' For the Good Times (No. 9), Emily West's I Hate You I Love You EP (No. 41) and Playlist: The Very Best of Kris Kristofferson (No. 75).

Hank 3's Ghost to a Ghost/Gutter Town and Willie Nelson's Remember Me: Vol. 1 re-enter at No. 73 and No. 74, respectively.

Rascal Flatts' "Banjo" is the highest-debuting of the week's two new songs. It surfaces at No. 37 and is accompanied by Alan Jackson's "So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore" at No. 58.

Parading behind "Drink in My Hand" within the Top 5 songs are Luke Bryan's "I Don't Want This Night to End," Chris Young's "You," the Zac Brown Band's "Keep Me in Mind" and Nail's "Let It Rain," in that order.

The No. 2 through No. 5 albums are Bryan's Tailgates & Tanlines, Toby Keith's Clancy's Tavern, The Band Perry's self-titled CD and Jason Aldean's My Kinda Party.
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