Luke Bryan so enjoyed having his Tailgates & Tanlines at No. 1 on theBillboard country albums chart, he’s stayed there for a second week.
Across the alley on the country songs chart, Dierks Bentley’s ”Am I the Only One” dislodges Lady Antebellum’s ”Just a Kiss” from the top bunk where it had rested for the past two weeks.
Bryan, Bentley and Lady A are all Capitol acts and capital ones as well.
The week’s highest-debuting album is the Eli Young Band’s Life at Best. It checks in at No. 3 on first-period sales of 34,957 copies, as counted by Nielsen SoundScan.
The other new CDs are actor Jeff Bridges’ self-titled collection (No. 10), Guy Clark’s Songs and Stories (No. 29) and Daniel O’Donnell’s Live From Nashville(No. 62).
Little Big Town’s The Reason Why and the eponymous The Secret Sisters return to the chart at No. 64 and No. 68, respectively.
We count three new songs: Lady Antebellum’s “We Owned the Night” (No. 40), Casey James’ “Let’s Don’t Call It a Night” (No. 57) and the Zac Brown Band’s “Keep Me in Mind” (No. 59).
The remaining three Top 5 albums this week are Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party (No. 2), Eric Church’s Chief (No. 4) and Blake Shelton’s Red River Blue (No. 5).
The No. 2 through No. 5 songs, in descending order, are Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood’s ”Remind Me,” Lady A’s “Just a Kiss,” Jake Owen’s ”Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and Bryan’s ”Country Girl (Shake It for Me).”
For those of you who thrive on finding form in chaos, we are pleased to report there are currently four songs on the chart with the word “night” in their titles, three that allude to fishing and five that have titles of only one word. Make of this what you will.