Texas fave Aaron Watson rockets to the summit of Billboard’s country albums chart this week with The Underdog. How’s that for irony? Nielsen SoundScan reports the package gained first-week sales of 26,340 copies.
"You lack what we all call commercial appeal, you don't have what it takes to make it here in Nashville";) Phil4:13 pic.twitter.com/xY2k6g6mE1
— Aaron Watson (@aaron_watson) February 27, 2015
There are two other new titles within the Top 5 albums: Steve Earle & the Dukes’ Terraplane, selling 10,888 units to debut at No. 3, and the Mavericks’ Mono, which scanned 7,933 copies to score its No. 5 ranking.
Also first-timing is the soundtrack to Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me. It enters at No. 20.
Returning to the chart at No. 37 is RaeLynn’s EP, Me.
Blackberry Smoke’s Holding All the Roses, last week’s chart-topping album, resides this week at No. 12.
Florida Georgia Line’s “Sun Daze,” last week’s No. 1 song, has slipped to No. 6.
This week, most Music Row toilers migrated to downtown Nashville for Country Radio Seminar, there to backslap the folks who’ll decide which songs you’ll be hearing during the coming year. It’s always a bacchanal. So don’t be surprised if your DJ sounds groggy the next few days.