Country Veterans Make Album Chart Comeback
Three chart-topping artists all make their return to the country charts this week with strong sales for their newest releases. Mary Chapin Carpenter's new album, 'The Age of Miracles,' is the week's only debut inside the Top 10 on Billboard's Country Album chart. Coming in at No. 6, just behind Taylor Swift's 'Fearless,' the album marks Mary Chapin's best showing on the chart since her 2004 disc, 'Between Here and Gone,' which peaked at No. 5.
Debuting at No. 20 in their first week on the chart, is Lonestar's latest, 'Party Heard Around the World.' It's the group's first album (not including a Christmas release) to feature new lead singer Cody Collins. And Jo Dee Messina's 'Unmistakable Trilogy: Love,' the first of three planned EPs from the singer, bows at No. 21. Jo Dee's last album was 'Delicious Surprise' in 2005.
And Lady Antebellum have logged yet another week at the top spot with 'Need You Now.' And they're holding steady at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The album has now reigned at No. 1 for 14 weeks.