It’s Christmas Cheer for Eli Young Band as “Drunk Last Night” Goes No. 1

Garth Brooks' Blame It All On My Roots Persists as Best-Selling Album

The Eli Young Band’s “Drunk Last Night” lurches to the top of Billboard’s country airplay chart this week, while Garth Brooks maintains his Garthgantuan hold on the country albums rankings for the third straight week with Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences.

The Zac Brown Band notches the highest album debut with its EP, The Grohl Sessions, Vol. I, which bows at No. 5. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the album sold 26,707 copies its first week out.

There are three other new albums to acknowledge: the TV show soundtrack Nashville: The Music of Nashville: Season 2, Volume 1 (bowing at No. 7), Parmalee’s Feels Like Carolina (No. 10) and the Texas Tenors’ You Should Dream (No. 43).

Returning to the charts are Nashville: The Music of Nashville: Season 1: Volume 2 (No. 40) and Nashville: Season 1, Volume 1 (No. 50).

Charlie Worsham’s “Want Me Too” enjoys the loftiest debut on the country airplay charts, arriving at No. 48.

Also new are Brooks and Trisha Yearwood’s “The Call” (No. 49), Craig Campbell’s “Keep Them Kisses Comin'” (No. 54) and Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s “You Can’t Make Old Friends” (No. 57).

Luke Bryan’s “Drink a Beer,” the single we’ve been keeping an eye on for unusual chart buoyancy, rises from No. 14 to No. 11 in its seventh week.

The No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 albums are, in that order, Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas, Bryan’s Crash My Party and Florida Georgia Line’s Here’s to the Good Times.

Following “Drunk Last Night” within the Top 5 songs cluster are Parmalee’s “Carolina” (last week’s No. 1), Florida Georgia Line’s “Stay,” Darius Rucker’s “Radio” and Zac Brown Band’s “Sweet Annie.”

Is it Christmas already? Anybody remember Thanksgiving?

Edward Morris is a veteran of country music journalism. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and is a frequent contributor to