It took 47 agonizing weeks to make the climb, but today Justin Moore’s cunningly titled “You Look Like I Need a Drink” stands proudly atop Billboard’s country airplay chart.
This calls for drinks all around.
A glass of fizzy as well for Aaron Lewis, whose Sinner debuts as the No. 1 country album, hefted there on first-week sales of 39,199 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is Lewis’ first No. 1 album.
Also new this week is Willie Nelson’s For The Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price (in whose band a considerably younger Willie once played). This package bows at No. 5 on first-week sales of 6,954 copies.
There are no other new albums to report, but we spy four returnees: Jason Isbell’s Something More Than Free (No. 43), Jimmy Fortune’s Hits & Hymns (No. 47), the Kane Brown EP, Chapter I (No. 48) and Wheeler Walker Jr.’s Redneck Shit (No. 49).
Completing the Top 5 songs array are Billy Currington’s “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To,” William Michael Morgan’s “I Met aGirl,” Dierks Bentley’s “Different for Girls,” featuring Elle King (last week’s No. 1) and Casey Beathard’s “Rock On.”
Welcome to fall, or, as we call it in Nashville (with fingers crossed), “the buying season.”