Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood arrive as the king and queen of Billboard’s country albums chart this week with Christmas Together.
And just a few weeks shy of winter, Jason Aldean brings in the sunshine with the week’s No. 1 song on the country radio airplay chart, “A Little More Summertime,” which made its chart debut 19 weeks ago.
Christmas Together takes the crown on first-week sales of 21,144 copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
The week’s other new albums are the multi-artist package The Life & Songs of Emmylou Harris (No. 28), the Joey + Rory movie soundtrack, To Joey, With Love (No. 31), Ty Herndon’s House on Fire (No. 42) and Travis Marvin’s Simple EP (No. 45).
Returning to the chart are the various artists collection Southern Family (No. 36) and the Oak Ridge Boys’ Celebrate Christmas (No. 41).
There are four new songs adorning this week’s country airplay chart — Miranda Lambert’s “We Should Be Friends” (No. 50), LOCASH’s “Ring on Every Finger” (No. 51), Cody Johnson’s “With You I Am” (No. 55) and William Michael Morgan’s “Missing” (No. 59).
The No. 4 and No. 5 albums, in that order, are Chris Stapleton’s Traveller (now in its 80th week on the charts, with total sales of 1,663,270 copies) and Kenny Chesney’s Cosmic Hallelujah (last week’s No. 1).
Rounding out the Top 5 songs array are Florida Georgia Line’s “May We All” (featuring Tim McGraw), Brett Young’s “Sleep Without You,” Cole Swindell’s “Middle of a Memory” (last week’s No. 1) and Old Dominion’s “Song for Another Time.”
See you next week — assuming we all survive the political clashes at the Thanksgiving dinner table.