Blake Shelton’s Based on a True Story bounces back to No. 1 on this week’s Billboard
country albums chart, while Lady Antebellum’s “Downtown”
wears the country airplay crown for the second week.
Lots of new albums have sprung up, led by the Casey
Donahew Band‘s Standoff, which debuts at No. 7.
Following the leader are Steve
Earle the Dukes (And Duchesses)’ Low Highway (No. 12), Granger Smith’s Dirt Road Driveway (No. 15),
Willie Nelson and Family: Let’s Face the Music and Dance (No. 16), Krystal Keith’s
self-title EP (No. 53).
And Kim Richey’s Thorn in My Heart (No. 55), the Statesboro Revue’s Ramble on Privilege
Creek (No. 68) and Jonny Fritz’s Dad Country (No. 72).
Only two new songs report for duty: Scotty
McCreery‘s “See You Tonight” (No. 59) and Chris Cagle’s “Dance Baby Dance” (No. 60).
No. 2 through No. 5 albums, in that order, are The Band Perry’s Pioneer,
Brad Paisley’s Wheelhouse (last week’s No. 1), Florida
Georgia Line‘s Here’s to the Good Times and Eric Church’s Caught
in the Act: Live.
The remaining Top 5 songs, in descending order, are Thompson
Square‘s “If I Didn’t Have You,” Miranda
Lambert‘s “Mama’s Broken Heart,” Florida Georgia
Line’s “Get Your Shine On” and Chris
Young‘s “I Can Take It From There.”
The rest is silence.