After surrendering the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s country albums chart for the past three weeks, Chris Stapleton’s Traveller has again captured the high ground.
The fact that Stapleton was the big winner Sunday night (April 3) at the Academy of Country Music Awards show suggests the album will be dwelling in the clouds for weeks still to come.
For the statistical minded among you, Traveller sold 23,746 units the past week alone, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and has compiled a grand sales total of 1,099,628 copies.
One can only hope that the ACM festivities will spark sales and excitement during the coming week because both the album and song charts are currently pretty tepid.
Only one new album enters the chart this week. It’s Margo Price’s Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, debuting at No. 10 on sales of 4,002 copies.
Kacey Musgraves’ Pageant Material returns at No. 50.
There are four first-time songs. Keith Urban’s “Wasted Time” leads the pack, bounding in at No. 20. The others are Carrie Underwood’s “Church Bells” (No. 50), the Zac Brown Band’s “Castaway” (No. 55) and the Josh Abbott Band’s “Wasn’t That Drunk,” featuring Carly Pearce (No. 60).
Breaking Southwest’s “Ghost Town” shimmers back in at No. 59.