Duck the Hall: A Robertson Family Christmas and Blake Shelton’s “Mine Would Be You” are Billboard’s top country album and most played song, respectively, for the second week in a row.
In more general chart news, it appears the Nov. 6 broadcast of the CMA Awards sparked a modest jump in album sales — from 357,912 the week of the show to 380,254 the week after, by Nielsen SoundScan’s count.
It’s also noteworthy that Kacey Musgraves’ album, Same Trailer Different Park jumped from No. 30 to No. 5 following her well-received performance on the awards gala.
Two new albums climb aboard this week: the various artist package Divided & United: Songs of the Civil War (No. 32) and Martina McBride’s The Classic Christmas Album (No. 55).
Returning to action are Elvis Presley’s The Classic Christmas Album (No. 49), Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell’s Old Yellow Moon (No. 60), Blackberry Smoke’s The Whipporwill (No. 71) and George Jones’ Amazing Grace (No. 73).
Luke Bryan’s “Drink a Beer” — which he sang on the CMA Awards — looks to be the single to watch. It debuted last week at No. 59 and now nestles at No. 34.
The No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 albums, in that order, are Bryan’s Crash My Party, Florida Georgia Line’s Here’s to the Good Times and Shelton’s Based on a True Story.
Completing the Top 5 list of songs, in descending order, are Tim McGraw’s “Southern Girl,” Chris Young’s “Aw Naw,” Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert’s “We Were Us” (in its 10th week out) and Thomas Rhett ’s “It Goes Like This.”
There are now five Christmas titles on the albums chart — and so is Bryan’s Spring Break . . . Here to Party. Are you feeling a seasonal whiplash?