Florida Georgia Line tops Billboard’s country albums chart this week with the debut of Dig Your Roots. It’s the duo’s third or the third consecutive No. 1 album.
By Nielsen SoundScan’s count, that package sold 125,747 copies its first week out — enough to also earn it the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 all-genres rankings. (They were edged out of the top spot by the debut of Barbra Streisand’s Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway.)
But here’s the real big news: We have our first charting holiday collection with Reba’s My Kind of Christmas bowing at No. 27. And we’re just entering September!
The only other new album his week is Jack Ingram’s Midnight Motel, which checks in at No. 24.
Returning to the chart are two albums by the Highwaymen (the ad hoc group comprising Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson). They are Live: American Outlaws (No. 35) and The Very Best of the Highwaymen (No. 38).
Completing the Top 5 songs array are Kelsea Ballerini’s “Peter Pan,” Sam Hunt’s “Make You Miss Me” (last week’s No. 1), Dierks Bentley’s “Different for Girls” featuring Elle King and Justin Moore’s “You Look Like I Need a Drink.”
So break out the mittens and sunscreen.