Genre-striding Aaron Lewis — he of the rock band Staind — boasts this week’s top-selling country album with his country solo EP Town Line, according to Billboard. Nielsen SoundScan reports Town Line earned this distinction by racking up sales of 37,678 copies.
There are five other new arrivals on the albums chart: Luke Bryan’s Spring Break 3 … It’s a Shore EP (entering at No. 6), Buddy Miller’s The Majestic Silver Strings (No. 37), Icon: Loretta Lynn (No. 58), Katrina Elam’s Pure Country 2: The Gift (No. 60) and the multi-artist Country Gospel (No. 70).
Tim McGraw’s Southern Voice returns to the chart at No. 71.
Directly following Town Line in the Top 5 albums cluster in descending order are Aldean’s My Kinda Party, Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now (last week’s No. 1), Taylor Swift’s Speak Now and the Zac Brown Band’s You Get What You Give.
The No. 2 through No. 5 songs are Brad Paisley’s “This Is Country Music,” Billy Currington’s “Let Me Down Easy,” Thompson Square’s “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” and Blake Shelton’s “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking.”
Trace Adkins’ “Brown Chicken Brown Cow,” the release of which caused him to publicly apologize last week at Country Radio Seminar, falls back a notch, from No. 39 to No. 40. Hey, is that animal cruelty?