Kacey Musgraves’ Pageant Material Parades In as No. 1 Album

Blake Shelton’s "Sangria" Arrives as Top Country Song

Kacey MusgravesPageant 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.

And another round of applause, if you please, for Blake Shelton, whose “Sangria” arrives at the top of the country airplay chart only 15 weeks after it entered.

Waving hello as the No. 4 album — with initial sales of 12,033 units — is Canaan Smith’s Bronco.

There are two other new albums: Corey Smith’s While the Gettin’ Is Good (No. 23) and the self-titled Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams (No. 42).

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 BoysRock of Ages: Hymns and Gospel Favorites (No. 50).

We count two new songs: Cam’s “Burning House” (No. 48) and the Cadillac Three’s “White Lightning” (No. 55). (And, no, this isn’t a cover of George Jones “White Lightning.”)

Logan Mize’s “Can’t Get Away From a Good Time” returns at No. 58, and Ashley Monroe’s “On to Something Good” is back at No. 60.

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.”

Last week’s top song, Kelsea Ballerini’s “Love Me Like You Mean It” now nestles at No. 6.

Are those firecrackers I hear, or am I having a flashback?

Edward Morris is a veteran of country music journalism. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and is a frequent contributor to CMT.com.