Switch on the applause sign for Darius Rucker as his Charleston, SC 1966 rockets into the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s country albums chart. (The title refers to his hometown and year of birth). In its first week out, the album sold a resounding 100,745 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
In addition to Rucker’s, there are seven more new albums to spotlight: The Band Perry’s self-titled CD (which enters at No. 2 on first-week sales of 52,500 units), Lady Antebellum’s A Merry Little Christmas EP (No. 6) and Trace Adkins’ The Definitive Greatest Hits: Til the Last Shot’s Fired (No. 12), along with Aaron Watson’s The Road & the Rodeo (No. 25), the Secret Sisters’ self-titled collection (No. 28), Whitey Morgan and the 78’s self-titled (No. 64) and Mel Tillis’ comedy album, You Ain’t Gonna Believe This (No. 75).
Spotted any albums yet for your holiday gift list?