After taking a back seat for several weeks to Garth Brooks’ Man Against Machine, Jason Aldean’s Old Boots, New Dirt and Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party have surged back into the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, respectively, on Billboard’s top country albums chart.
And to be properly impressed by these feats, keep in mind Old Boots has been out 15 weeks and Crash for 74!
They are Frankie Ballard’s Sunshine & Whiskey (returning at No. 35), Tyler Farr’s Redneck Crazy (No. 40), Trace Adkins’ ponderously titled 10 Great Songs: 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection (No. 43).
Following “Perfect Storm” in the Top 5 songs array are Tim McGraw’s “Shotgun Rider” (last week’s No. 1), Kenny Chesney’s “Til It’s Gone,” Eric Church’s “Talladega” and Underwood’s “Something in the Water.”
According to Nielsen’s just-released survey of U. S. music-buying and music-listening habits, the average American spent $109 on recorded and live music in 2014 and listened to music during that year an average of 25 hours a week.
So were you above or below average? Now be honest.