After taking a brief break in the lower berths, the Zac Brown Band’s Jekyll + Hyde rebounds to again become the week’s bestselling country album.
The highest debut on the current albums chart is the Lacs’ Outlaw in Me, which bows at No. 3 on Nielsen Soundscan-certified first-week sales of 14,260 copies.
Aaron Watson’s “That Look” returns at No. 57.
The No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5 albums, in that order, are Brantley Gilbert returns to that exalted position with Just as I Am: Platinum Edition (last week’s No. 1), Sam Hunt’s Montevallo and Little Big Town’s Pain Killer (making its first foray into the Top 5).
Lining up directly behind “Smoke” are Florida Georgia Line’s “Sippin’ on Fire”, Billy Currington’s “Don’t It” (last week’s No. 1), Kenny Chesney’s “Wild Child” with Grace Potter and — sound the trumpets — Blake Shelton’s meteoric “Sangria,” the much-monitored rocket than launched only 11 weeks ago.
Has country music ever been as sensual — as obsessed with immediate joys of the flesh — as it is now? I don’t think so. But so what? I’m a big fan of sensuality. As long as I can work it in between naps.