Hallelujah! Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival makes its rapturous debut this week at the top of Billboard’s country albums chart. It was borne aloft by first-week sales of 120,670 copies, Nielsen SoundScan testifies.
OK, enough with the ecclesiastic effluvium.
Three other new albums break the tape — stop me before I metaphor again: Big & Rich’s Gravity (No. 8), the Josh Abbott Band’s Tuesday Night EP (No. 12) and Lee Ann Womack’s The Way I’m Livin’ (No. 18).
Returning CDs include Joey + Rory’s Joey + Rory Inspired: Songs of Faith & Family (No. 32), the TV series soundtrack Nashville: Season 2: Volume 2 (No. 46), David Nail’s I’m a Fire (No. 47) and Johnny Cash’s Out Among the Stars (No. 50).
Kelleigh Bannen’s “You Are What You Love” comes back on at No. 59.
The No. 2 through No. 1 albums, in that order, are Tim McGraw’s Sundown Heaven Town (last week’s No. 1), George Strait’s The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium, Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party and Lee Brice’s I Don’t Dance.
It’s October. So where are the Christmas albums?