If the title of Josh Turner’s new album sounds a tad self-pitying, rest
assured he’s feeling better now. That’s because Punching Bag — the title in question — had just debuted at No. 1
on Billboard‘s country albums chart.
It was propelled there, Nielsen SoundScan reports, by first-week sales
of 44,907 copies.
Eric Church may be hoisting a festive cup, as
well, considering that his single “Springsteen” is the top country
song for the second week in a row.
Other albums entering the charts are the multi-artist collection Now That’s What
I Call Country, Vol. 5 (No. 4), the self-titled Edens Edge (No.
9), Mary Chapin Carpenter’s Ashes and Roses (No. 16) and
Mud Digger’s Mud Digger 3 (No. 23).
Casey James’ “Crying
on a Suitcase” is the highest-ranking new song, parting the curtain at No. 54, and followed by Trace
Adkins‘ “Them Lips (On Mine)” (No. 56),