Sound the trumpets and ring the bells. This is the week Billboard‘s country albums and airplay charts came to a boil.
it’s made Gary Allan a very hot item. Not only does he have both the
No. 1 album — Set You Free — and song — “Every
Storm (Runs Out of Rain),” his new album also tops the Billboard 200 all-genres list.
As this week’s highest
debuting album, Set You Free ends Taylor Swift‘s Red‘s
13-week residence at the summit by selling 106,109 albums compared to Red‘s 31,990, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
no tears for Swift, however. Red has now sold a dazzling 3,297,433 copies. She can afford a break.
Houser has cause for champagne, as well. His How Country Feels album bows in at No. 3 on sales of 24,091 copies.
We count five
new songs to watch: Austin Webb’s “It’s All Good” (arriving at No. 53), Chase Rice’s “How She Rolls” (No. 55), Chris Janson’s
“Better I Don’t” (No. 56), Eric Church‘s “Hungover Hard Up” (No.
57) and Joel Crouse’s “If You Want Some” (No. 59).
2 through No. 5 songs, in that order, are Aldean’s “The Only Way I Know” (featuring Luke
Bryan and Eric Church), The Band Perry‘s “Better
Dig Two,” Houser’s “How Country Feels” (last week’s
No. 1) and Brad Paisley‘s “Southern
Are you aquiver with excitement?