If Luke Bryan ever had any doubts about the joys of spring break, they
were surely put to rest this week. His Spring Break … Here to Party tops not only the country albums chart but the
Billboard 200 all-genres ranking. According to Nielsen SoundScan, it took these honors on sales of 149,515 copies.
There are four other new albums
to acknowledge: Ashley Monroe‘s Like a Rose (blooming at No.
10), Caitlin Rose‘s The Stand-In (No. 42), the multi-artist
collection Veggie Tales: Bob Larry Go Country (No. 65) and Playlist: The Very Best of Sara
Evans (No. 73).
Following Bryan within the Top 5 cluster of country albums are Florida
Georgia Line‘s Here’s to the Good Times, Taylor Swift‘s
Red, McGraw’s Two Lanes of Freedom and Little Big Town‘s
Tornado, in that order.
There are a lot of major albums headed your way. So keep the doors open and the lights on.