Propelled by initial sales of 129,291 Nielsen SoundScan-confirmed copies, The
Band Perry‘s Pioneer arcs to the top of this week’s Billboard country albums chart.
The album also
comes in at No. 2 on the magazine’s all-genres list, which has been crowned the past three weeks by Justin Timberlake’s 20/20
Lee Brice’s “I
Drive Your Truck” rises to No. 1 on the country airplay chart, toppling Hunter Hayes’
“Somebody’s Heartbreak.” The latter title now occupies
the No. 6 slot.
Apart from Pioneer, the week’s other debuting albums are the multi-artist The Music Is You:
A Tribute to John Denver (No. 12), Gretchen
Wilson‘s Right on Time (No. 24), the Justin Moore EP Point at You
Four More Hits (No. 28) and B.J. Thomas’ The Living Room Sessions (No. 39).
Returning to the chart are the
self-titled Casey James (No. 32) and Country: Willie
Nelson (No. 73).
There are two new songs — Little Big Town’s “Your
Side of the Bed” (No. 49) and Pistol Annies’ “Hush Hush” (No. 59) — and two returnees
– Katie Armiger’s “Playin’ With Fire” (No. 58) and Lonestar’s
“Maybe Someday” (No. 60).
Rounding out the Top 5 albums array, in descending order, are Blake
Shelton‘s Based on a True Story (last week’s No. 1), Florida Georgia Line’s
Here’s to the Good Times, Alan Jackson’s Precious Memories: Volume II and
Luke Bryan’s Spring Break … Here to Party.
Musgraves‘ Same Trailer Different Park, the No. 1 album two weeks ago, sits at No. 6.
Paisley‘s Wheelhouse was released this week. Any bets on where it stands on the charts next week?