Jamey Johnson’s sales have lived up to his rapturous reviews. With 62,778 copies sold its first week out, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Johnson’s two-disc The Guitar Song lands resoundingly at No. 1 on Billboard’s country albums chart.
Re-entering titles include The Gospel Music of the Statler Brothers: Volume One (No. 50), The Gospel Music of the Statler Brothers: Volume Two (No. 53), Ricky Skaggs’ Mosaic (No. 72), Merle Haggard’s I Am What I Am (No. 74) and Brantley Gilbert’s A Modern Day Prodigal Son (No. 72).
Keith Urban’s “Put You in a Song” is the week’s highest debut on the singles chart. It arrives at No. 29 and is followed by Sara Evans’ “A Little Bit Stronger” (No. 56) and Kid Rock’s “Born Free” (No. 60).
And the No. 2 through No. 5 songs are Kenny Chesney’s “The Boys of Fall,” Josh Turner’s “All Over Me,” Easton Corbin’s “Roll With It” and Billy Currington’s “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer,” in that order.
So are you ready for the Christmas albums?