It is impossible to utter a sentence about George Strait that doesn’t have the phrase “No. 1” in it. Thus, it was inevitable that his newest album, Here for a Good Time, would debut as this week’s No. 1 country album in Billboard — which it has.
The album soared to the top on first-week sales of 91,414 copies, Nielsen SoundScan reveals.
There’s not a lot of new music to prattle about this time around — just one other album and two songs. The former is Hank 3’s Ghost to a Ghost/Gutter Town, which bows at No. 14, and the latter are Blake Shelton’s “Footloose” (No. 57) and Eric Paslay’s “Never Really Wanted” (No. 59).
Parading in behind Strait in the Top 5 albums troupe are Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party (he’s here for a good time, too), Owen’s Barefoot Blue Jean Night (last week’s No. 1), Luke Bryan’s Tailgates & Tanlines and Eric Church’s Chief, in that order.
Hear that rumbling? That’s Lady Antebellum’s Own the Night stampeding your way. So get your adjectives sharpened.