Tim McGraw’s Two Lanes of Freedom Is Week’s No. 1 Country Album

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Tim McGraw’s Two Lanes of Freedom Is Week’s No. 1 Country Album

Published on February 16, 2013 by CMT News

Tim McGraw
There are new tenants at the tops of this week’s Billboard country charts. Tim
McGraw
roars into No. 1 with the album Two Lanes of Freedom while The
Band Perry
manage to leapfrog to the summit of the country airplay rankings with “Better
Dig Two.”

Two Lanes of Freedom sold 108,604 copies its first week out, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a
total that landed it at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 all-genres chart.

Six other new albums have come aboard:
Holly WilliamsThe Highway (No. 18), Country: Charlie
Daniels
(No. 49), ‘s Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions Demos: 1971-72 (No. 51).

Also,
Vince Gill‘s Ballads (No. 58), Country: Keith
Whitley
(No. 64) and Country: Alabama (No. 71).

Previously
charted albums returning to battle are the self-titled The Time Jumpers
(No. 54), Hunter HayesLive EP (No. 62) and Hank
Williams Jr.
‘s Old School New Rules (No. 75).

There are four new songs: McGraw and Taylor
Swift
‘s “Highway Don’t Care” (No. 43), Greg Bates‘ “Fill In the
Blank” (No. 56), Gary Allan‘s “Pieces” (No. 59) and the
Lumineers
‘ “Ho Hey” (No. 60).

The No. 2 through No. 5 albums,
in that order, are Swift’s Red, Allan’s Set You Free (last week’s No. 1), Florida
Georgia Line
‘s Here’s to the Good Times and Hunter Hayes.

Parading in behind “Better Dig Two” in
the Top 5 songs cluster are Brad Paisley‘s “Southern
Comfort Zone,”
McGraw’s “One of Those Nights,” Jason
Aldean
‘s “The Only Way I Know,” featuring Luke Bryan and Eric
Church
(last week’s No. 1) and Allan’s “Every Storm
(Runs Out of Rain).”

Next week, we’ll see if the Grammys unleashed a sales tsunami.

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