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It’s the first week of Billboard’s newly-rescheduled charts, and you’d think there would be more excitement for such an auspicious occasion. Alas, though, there are no new albums to recognize and only two new songs.
It’s a terrific week for Sam Hunt, too. His Montevallo bounces back to the top of Billboard’s country albums chart. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Montevallo has sold a heartwarming 642,604 copies.
Bunching up directly behind Montevallo, in descending order, are the Zac Brown Band’s Jekyll + Hyde, are Kacey Musgraves’ Pageant Material, Little Big Town’s Pain Killer and Eric Church’s The Outsiders.
Easton Corbin’s About to Get Real, the bestselling country album for the previous two weeks, has slipped to No. 11.
The No. 2 through No. 5 songs are Brantley Gilbert’s “One Hell of an Amen,”
Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush,” Michael Ray’s “Kiss You In The Morning” and Canaan Smith’s “Love You Like That” (last week’s No. 1).