Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party makes a mighty No. 2 debut this week on Billboard’s country albums chart, but the No. 1 spot still belongs to Taylor Swift’s Speak Now. Aldean’s CD sold 192,973 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, compared to Swift’s 319,701.
Mirroring the country chart, Swift and Aldean also rank No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, on the all-genre Billboard 200 list, and Sugarland’s The Incredible Machine purrs proudly at No. 3. So three of the five best-selling albums in America are country albums. Go, hillbillies!
The only other new album this week is Brad Paisley’s Hits Alive, which enters the country chart at a very respectable No. 4. Completing the Top 5 cluster is Kenny Chesney’s Hemingway’s Whiskey. Icon: Trisha Yearwood returns at No. 73.
Kid Rock’s “Born Free” rejoins the action at No. 60.
So, did you pretty much agree with the CMA Awards choices?