Eric Church’s The Outsiders Is Week’s Best-Selling Album

Jason Aldean's "When She Says Baby" Ranks as Most-Played Song

Music Row gets religion this week as Eric Church is lofted atop both the Billboard country and all-genres albums charts via his new collection, The Outsiders.

By Nielsen SoundScan’s count, 287,668 true believers purchased the album within the first seven days of its release.

Jason Aldean’s prayers have been answered, as well. His “When She Says Baby” ascends to No. 1 on the country airplay chart after a 17-week climb.

But enough with the tortured metaphors.

Also new on the country albums rankings are Frankie Ballard ’s Sunshine & Whiskey (arriving at No. 5), Church’s 4 Album Collection (No. 12) and Dylan Scott’s self-titled EP (No. 50).

Returning to the chart is Brett Eldredge’s Bring You Back (No. 43).

Church’s Caught in the Act Live, now in its 45th week on the market, bounces from No. 38 to No. 32.

There are two new songs: Jennifer Nettles’ “Me Without You” (No. 50) and Natalie Stovall & the Drive’s “Baby Come On With It” (No. 60).

The No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 albums, in that order, are Florida Georgia Line’s Here’s to the Good Times (last week’s No. 1), Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party and Nettles’ That Girl.

Parading in directly behind “When She Says Baby” are Bryan’s “Drink a Beer” (last week’s No. 1), Cole Swindell’s “Chillin’ It,” Lady Antebellum’s “Compass” and David Nail’s “Whatever She’s Got.”

Our title tales offerings this week — which, as you may recall, involve splicing current song titles together to form a story — are “Helluva Life/Doin’ What She Likes,” “Baby Come On With It/Strong” and “When She Says Baby/Drink a Beer.”

Think you can do better? Go for it.

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