Rub your hands together briskly. The country music charts have two new No. 1s.
This is Joey + Rory’s first No. 1 package and achieves that eminence on first-week sales of 68,341 copies, by Nielsen SoundScan’s reckoning.
The duo’s Joey Martin Feek is battling stage four cancer but has discontinued medical treatment. Her husband Rory Feek has kept fans updated via his blog, This Life I Live.
For Ballerini, this is the second No. 1 song, her first having been “Love Me Like You Mean It.” It took “Dibs” 34 weeks to climb to the top.
Vince Gill’s Down to My Last Bad Habit makes its grand entrance at No. 4.
Also hitting the albums chart for the first time are Wheeler Walker Jr.’s Redneck Shit (No. 9), the self-titled Wynonna & the Big Noise (No. 14), the equally self-titled EP Brett Young (No. 35) and Lorrie Morgan’s Letting Go … Slow (No.47).
Returning to battle are Kip Moore’s Wild Ones (back at No. 45) and the multi-artist collection Now That’s What I Call ACM Awards: 50 Years (No. 49).
Nashville is still waiting for that Grammy sales lightning to strike. Anybody seen it?