With out-of-the-box sales of more than 267,000 copies — according to the Nielsen SoundScan count — Carrie
Underwood‘s Blown Away tops both Billboard‘s country and all-genres album charts this week.
further demonstration that blondes rule, Miranda Lambert’s “Over
You” (which she co-wrote with hubby Blake Shelton) zooms into No.
1 on the songs chart.
Underwood’s is the only new album to report. However, the
Little Willies‘ For the Good Times re-enters the list at No. 75, perhaps buoyed there by the release of Willies
member Norah Jones’ new CD, Little Broken Hearts. It debuts at No.
2 on the all-genres tally.
There are three new songs: Little Big
Town‘s “Pontoon” (bowing in at No. 51), Shelton’s “Over” (No. 53 and not to be confused with his wife’s “Over You”) and
Montgomery Gentry’s “So Called Life” (No. 59).
Top 5 albums, in descending order, are Lionel Richie’s Tuskegee
(last week’s No. 1), Luke Bryan’s Tailgates Tanlines, Lee
Brice‘s Hard 2 Hold and Kip Moore’s Up All Night.
to say there’s not a single “mama” song on the chart as Mother’s Day rolls in. We can take some comfort, though, in the fact
that the Farm’s “Home
Sweet Home” mentions to the smell of “mama’s cookin’.” Some comfort — but not much. Is mama entirely out of fashion as
a song subject these days?