Just as suspected, Kacey Musgraves bullets to the top of Billboard’s country albums chart this week with her roundly praised Same Trailer Different Park. Nielsen SoundScan says she sold 43,496 copies her first turn out.
(They’re practically microwaving icons these days, aren’t they?)
Ryan Bingham ’s Tomorrowland returns at No. 75.
There are four new songs to herald, as well, notably: Phil Vassar ’s “Love Is Alive” (No. 49 — and, no, it’s not a cover of the Judds ’ 1985 hit), Jon Pardi ’s “Up All Night” (No. 52), Lonestar ’s “Maybe Someday” (No. 58) and Luke Bryan ’s “Buzzkill” (No. 59).
Lined up directly behind Musgraves within the Top 5 albums cluster are Bryan’s Spring Break … Here to Party, Florida Georgia Line ’s Here’s to the Good Times, Taylor Swift ’s Red and Little Big Town ’s Tornado, in that order.