Easton Corbin’s About to Get Real Debuts as Top Album

Blake Shelton’s "Sangria" Is No. 1 for Second Week at Country Radio

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.

And another round of cheers, if you please, for Blake Shelton, whose “Sangria” enjoys its second week as the nation’s most-played country song.

New also to the album rankings are JB and the Moonshine Band’s Mixtape (No. 33) and Blaire Hanks’ Her EP (No. 44).

Returning to competition are Dustin Lynch’s Where It’s At (No. 40) and Brad Paisley’s Moonshine in the Trunk (No. 43).

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.

There are three new songs: A Thousand Horses“(This Ain’t No) Drunk Dial” (No 52), Granger Smith’s “Backroad Song” (No. 58) and Kelsea Ballerini’s “Dibs” (No. 59).

Dierks Bentley’s “Riser” bounces back into play at No. 53.

The No. 2 through No. 5 albums, in that order, are Kacey MusgravesPageant 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.

Rounding out the Top 5 array of songs are Jason Aldean’s “Tonight Looks Good on You,” Corbin’s “Baby Be My Love Song,” Canaan Smith’s “Love You Like That” and Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush.”

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?

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