The much-publicized Dustin Lynch lives up to his press this week as his
self-titled debut album barrels in to No. 1 on Billboard‘s country albums chart.
Shelton‘s “Over” clearly isn’t over yet. It keeps its perch as country
music’s most-played song of the week.
With Nielsen Soundscan-confirmed sales of 23,077 copies, Lynch’s CD nudges the
Zac Brown Band’s Uncaged into second place.
Swift‘s “We Are Never Ever Getting
Back Together,” which flashed onto the songs chart at No. 13 last week, drops back to No. 19. But it stays at No. 1 for
a second week on the current digital tracks list and on the Billboard Hot 100 chart reflecting all radio formats.
Dustin Lynch in the new albums procession are Dierks Bentley’s
Country Cold Cans EP (No. 12), the self-titled JT Hodges
(No. 23) and the equally self-titled Mac Powell (No. 66).
Is the record industry in such hard times that it
can’t afford copy writers? A little more imagination in these album titles, please!
Three songs are making their first
appearance: Thomas Rhett’s “Beer With Jesus” (No. 49), Alan
Jackson‘s “You Go Your Way” (No. 54) and David Nail’s “Someone Like
You” (No. 57).
Albums No. 3 through No. 5 are Lionel Richie’s
Tuskegee, Carrie Underwood’s Blown Away and Luke
Bryan‘s Tailgates Tanlines.
the entry of Rhett’s “Beer With Jesus,” there are now three songs on the chart that mention that yeasty beverage — the others
being Toby Keith’s “I Like Girls That Drink Beer” and Kip
Moore‘s “Beer Money.”
That’s enough don’t you think?