Justin Moore rockets to the No. 1 pedestal on Billboard’s country albums chart this week with his sophomore collection, Outlaws Like Me. Its first-week sale of 65,453 units, as measured by Nielsen SoundScan, was strong enough also to earn it the Top 5 spot on the Billboard 200 all-genres tally.
Five new songs check in: Keith Urban’s “Long Hot Summer” (No. 41), Rascal Flatts’ “Easy,” featuring Natasha Bedingfield (No. 52), the LoCash Cowboys’ “You Got Me” (No. 56), JT Hodges’ “Hunt You Down” (No. 57) and Josh Kelley’s “Gone Like That” (No. 60).
Rocket Club’s “North Country” re-enters at No. 59.
Trailing Outlaws Like Me within the Top 5 albums are Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party, Brad Paisley’s This Is Country Music, the multi-artist assemblage Now That’s What I Call Country: Volume 4 and the Zac Brown Band’s You Get What You Give, in that order.
Now to the serious business of jamming song titles together to create new meanings — an idle exercise we call Title Tales.
Keith Urban + Josh Kelley = “Long Hot Summer Gone Like That”
LoCash Cowboys + Rascal Flatts = “You Got Me Easy”
Frankie Ballard + JT Hodges = “A Buncha Girls Hunt You Down”
Here’s the torch. Run with it.