Showing the most muscle among the new albums is the multi-artist collection, NOW That’s What I Call Country Vol. 2, which rockets in at No. 4. Other CDs charting for the first time are Love and Theft’s World Wide Open (No. 10), Willie Nelson’s American Classic (No. 14) and Jack Ingram’s Big Dreams & High Hopes (No. 21).
Taylor Swift has the highest-charting of three new songs with “Fifteen,” which debuts at No. 41 and is trailed by Kellie Pickler’s “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You” (No. 55) and Anthony Smith’s “Bringin’ Back the Sunshine” (No. 60).
Blaine Larsen’s “It Did” re-enters the song’s list at No. 58.
Completing this week’s Top 5 albums are George Strait’s Twang (No. 2), Swift’s Fearless (No. 3) and the soundtrack to Hannah Montana: The Movie (No. 5).
Now catch your breath and have a happy Labor Day.