Thursday, November 10, 2011
– Miranda Lambert capped off a big week by topping the Billboard Country Albums chart with "Four the Record" for the week ending Nov. 19. Lambert won the CMA Female Vocalist award on Wednesday night. Lambert took over for Toby Keith's "Clancy's Tavern," which fell to third. Eli Young Band scored its first number one on the Country Songs chart with "Crazy Girl, which changed places with Blake Shelton's God Gave Me You,
which slipped to second.
Taylor Swift stayed third with Sparks Fly as did Brantley Gilbert in fourth with Country Must Be Country Wide and Lambert fifth with Baggage Claim. Zac Brown Band moved from 11 to 8 with Keep Me In Mind.
Kenny Chesney was at 16, up 4, with Reality. Chris Young's You was up 3 to 18, while Martina McBride's I'm Gonna Love You Through It, also was up 3 to 20. Dierks Bentley was at 23, up 3, with Home. Keith Urban was a big mover with You Gonna Fly up 6 to 30.
On the album chart, Scotty McCreery stayed second with "Clear As Day." Lady Antebellum was down one to fourth with "Own the Night," while Jason Aldean remained fifth with "My Kinda Party." Gilbert moved up from 11 to 8 with "Halfway to Heaven."
The Bandy Perry jumped from 16 to 11 with its self-titled debut disc. Chris Young was at 23, up 3, with "Neon." The "Country Strong" soundtrack moved from 37 to 32. Billy Currington also was up 5 - to 35 - with "Enjoy Yourself." His "Icon" disc was up 3 to 40.
On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan/Edgar Meyer/Chris Thile stayed first with "The Goat Rodeo Sessions." Alison Krauss & Union Station remained second with "Paper Airplane." "Rare Bird Alert" from Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Band was third. The Isaacs debuted in fourth with "Why Can't We." Bentley was at fifth with "Up on the Ridge."
On the overall top 200, Lambert was 3rd, McCreery 12th, Keith 13th, Lady Antebellum 14th and Aldean 26th.