Billboard‘s forecast was right on the money — and lots of it. The Zac
Brown Band‘s Uncaged is indeed this week’s bestselling album, not on the country charts alone but on Billboard‘s
all-genres tally as well.
According to the Nielsen SoundScan count, Uncaged sold 234,289 copies its first week
out, almost doubling the total of RB singer Frank Ocean’s highly touted Channel Orange.
On the country songs
chart, the Eli Young Band’s “Even
if It Breaks Your Heart” coasts into the No. 1 slot after a 31-week pilgrimage.
The other new albums are Hank
Williams Jr.‘s Old School New Rules (entering at No. 4), Rhonda
Vincent‘s Sunday Mornin’ Singin’: Live! (No. 53), Jerry Lee
Lewis‘ Sun Recordings: Greatest Hits (No. 71) and Greg Bates’
self-titled EP (No. 72).
There are three new songs: Luke Bryan’s
“Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” (No. 55), the Randy Rogers Band’s “One More
Sad Song” (No. 56) and Colt Ford’s “Back” with Jake
Owen (No. 59).
The No. 2, No. 3 and No. 5 albums are Kenny Chesney’s
Welcome to the Fishbowl (No. 1 for the previous three weeks), Luke Bryan’s Tailgates Tanlines and Eric
Stacked up behind “Even if It Breaks Your Heart” in the Top 5 songs cluster are Dierks
Bentley‘s “5-1-5-0,” Chesney’s “Come
Over,” Gloriana’s “(Kissed
You) Good Night” and Brantley Gilbert’s “You
Don’t Know Her Like I Do” (last week’s No. 1).
Tim McGraw fanatics
will be pleased to know that both of his singles that debuted last week — “Truck Yeah” and “Right Back Atcha Babe” — are
still on the chart, although the latter has slipped back to No. 60, just one step short of oblivion. It’s the one released
by McGraw’s former label after he signed a new deal with Big Machine Label Group.
Somewhere a record promoter is weeping.