Ding! Ding! Ding!
That’s right, friends, neighbors and political pollsters. Kenny Chesney’s Welcome to the Fishbowl has settled in for its third week at the peak of Billboard’s country albums chart.
But it had better not get too comfortable there. Billboard predicts the Zac Brown Band’s Uncaged will rule the roost next week — not just at the country chart but on the Billboard 200 all-genres list as well.
Thanks to the ongoing slugfest between his old label, Curb, and his new one, Big Machine, Tim McGraw boasts two debut singles this week: the truculent “Truck Yeah” from Big Machine, bowing at No. 22, and the flippant “Right Back Atcha Babe” from Curb, pushing its way in at No. 59.
Reminder to Tim and his lawyers: Read Albert Camus’ The Myth of Sisyphus. It may make sense of the struggle.
The only other new single is Parmalee’s “Musta Had a Good Time,” staggering in at No. 58.
“Atcha”? “Musta”? Whatha?
There are two freshman albums, both EPs: Skylar Laine’s American Idol: Season 11: Highlights, which enters at No. 12, and Big & Rich’s That’s Why We Pray, hitting its knees at No. 48.
Lyle Lovett’s Release Me re-enters at No. 65.
Rounding out the Top 5 albums, in descending order, are Lionel Richie’s Tuskegee (snapping back from its No. 9 slot last week), Luke Bryan’s Tailgates & Tanlines, Carrie Underwood’s Blown Away and Eric Church’s Chief.
OK, let’s all dig in for the impending Zac Attack.