Kacey Musgraves’ Pageant Material lives up to its title by debuting at No. 1 this week on Billboard’s country albums chart.
It achieves that eminence via first-week sales of 54,752 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That total was sufficient to secure Musgraves the No. 3 spot on the Billboard 200 all-genres rankings.
Waving hello as the No. 4 album — with initial sales of 12,033 units — is Canaan Smith’s Bronco.
Returning to the charts for another crack at immortality are Dailey & Vincent’s Alive! In Concert (No. 47), the soundtrack to Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me (No. 48) and the Oak Ridge Boys’ Rock of Ages: Hymns and Gospel Favorites (No. 50).
The No. 2, No. 3 and No. 5 albums, in that order, are Sam Hunt’s Montevallo, the Zac Brown Band’s Jekyll + Hyde (last week’s No. 1) and the multi-artist package Now That’s What I Call Country, Volume 8.
Lined up directly behind “Sangria” in the Top 5 songs array are Carrie Underwood’s “Little Toy Guns,” Tim McGraw’s “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools,” Jason Aldean’s “Tonight Looks Good on You” and Easton Corbin’s “Baby Be My Love Song.”
Are those firecrackers I hear, or am I having a flashback?