Laurels and a hearty handshake to Easton Corbin as his newest collection of songs — About to Get Real — debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s country albums chart. It got there via Nielsen SoundScan-confirmed first-week sales of 20,447 copies.
New also to the album rankings are JB and the Moonshine Band’s Mixtape (No. 33) and Blaire Hanks’ Her EP (No. 44).
Shelton’s Bringing Back the Sunshine, in its 40th week on the chart, takes big leap from No. 21 to No. 12, and the soundtrack to Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me vaults from No. 48 to No. 28.
Dierks Bentley’s “Riser” bounces back into play at No. 53.
The No. 2 through No. 5 albums, in that order, are Kacey Musgraves’ Pageant Material (last week’s No. 1), Sam Hunt’s Montevallo, the Zac Brown Band’s Jekyll + Hyde and the various artists assemblage Now That’s What I Call Country, Volume 8.
Because we have nothing better to do, we noticed that only six of the Top 60 songs this week have some form of the word “love” in the title. Does that meet the legal limit?