Sara, smile. You’ve got a No. 1 album.
We’re speaking of Sara Evans, of course, who makes a triumphant return to the Billboard country albums chart with Stronger. The CD sold 55,000 copies its first week out, according to Nielsen SoundScan, which tallies such commercial goings-on.
There are three other new albums to applaud: Kenny Rogers’ The Love of God, which debuts at No. 8, and two various-artists packages, each titled The Best of Country, one entering at No. 72, the other at No. 74.
Christian Kane’s The House Rules returns to the chart fray at No. 73.
Also new is Gloriana’s “Wanna Take You Home,” bowing at No. 56.
Trailing directly behind “Don’t You Wanna Stay” within the Top 5 songs cluster are Billy Currington’s “Let Me Down Easy,” Thompson Square’s “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not,” Paisley’s “This Is Country Music” and the Zac Brown Band’s “Colder Weather.”
Didja notice that in the song titles cited above there are two “wannas,” one “gonna,” one “kinda” and one “thang.” Weep for us, Shakespeare.