Keith Urban’s Ripcord bows at No. 1 on Billboard’s country albums chart this week, achieving that stature on Nielsen SoundScan-calculated sales of 92.726 copies.
Returning to battle are Wade Bowen’s Then Sings My Soul: Songs for My Mother (No. 31) and the soundtrack collection, Nashville: The Music of Nashville, Season 4, Volume 1 (No. 43).
The best overall news is that album sales have really jumped. Last week, the Top 75 country albums sold a total of 173,420 copies. This week, the total soared to 319,839. Drinks for everybody!
Parading in directly behind “Somewhere on a Beach” in the Top 5 songs array are Dustin Lynch’s “Mind Reader,” Old Dominion’s “Snapback,” Chris Young and Cassadee Pope’s “Think of You” (last week’s No. 1), Dustin Lynch’s and Blake Shelton’s “Came Here to Forget.”
May we have another week like this, please?