Win some, lose some. Toby Keith’s single, “American Ride,” retreats from No. 1 to No. 2 this week on the Billboard country chart, but his album of the same title debuts at No. 1 on the adjacent list. Not a bad switch.
Keith’s first-week CD sales were a tad over 90,000 copies, as measured by Nielsen SoundScan.
The other new albums are Luke Bryan’s Doin’ My Thing (which enters at No. 2 via sales of nearly 60,000 units), Rosanne Cash’s The List (No. 5), Bill Engvall’s Aged and Confused (No. 29), Colt Ford’s Country Is as Country Does (No. 41) and Guy Clark’s Somedays the Song Writes You (No. 59).
Tim McGraw’s Greatest Hits 3 makes a comeback at No. 71.
Completing the Top 5 albums array are Taylor Swift’s Fearless at No. 3 and Miranda Lambert’s Revolution, last week’s chart topper, at No. 4. Fearless has sold just under 4 million copies during its 48 weeks out.
Happy holidays, y’all! The new Christmas albums have started trickling in. Shining bright among them is Charlie Daniels & Friends’ Joy to the World: A Bluegrass Christmas. Daniels’ friends here include the Grascals, Aaron Tippin, Jewel, Dan Tyminski, Kathy Mattea and Evelyn and Suzanne of the Cox Family. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.