Here we go again.
One hundred and six weeks after Chris Stapleton hit the Billboard country albums chart with Traveller, he’s back at No. 1 with a new collection, From a Room, Volume 1.
And get this: Traveller, after all this time, is still at No. 2!
From a Room debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 all genres listing, right behind Logic’s Everybody.
Blowing in (I couldn’t help myself) at the top of the country airplay songs chart is Luke Comb’s “Hurricane.” It arrives there after a 30-week swoop.
There are three other new albums — Colt Ford’s unpunctuated Love Hope Faith (at No. 7), Upchurch’s Son of the South (No. 29) and Ryan Upchurch’s Summer Love EP (No. 35). (Upchurch and Ryan Upchurch are the same.)
There are also three new songs, led by A Thousand Horses’ “Preachin’ to the Choir” (arriving at No. 58), and followed by Chris Young’s “Losin’ Sleep” (No. 59) and Parmalee’s “Sunday Morning” (No. 60).
Brooke Eden returns to the fray at No. 56 with “Act Like You Don’t.”
Willie Nelson’s God’s Problem Child, which was last week’s top album, now nestles at No. 6.
See you at the CMA Music Festival. That’ll be me waving from an air-conditioned limo while quaffing mimosas.