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
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.
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.