So how about being No. 1 forever?
That’s the enviable lot of Ricky Skaggs and the late Dottie West and master fiddler Johnny Gimble, who’ve just been announced as the newest inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
But that road to musical immortality starts here in the weekly charts. And this week, we have a new No. 1 album — Scotty McCreery’s Seasons Change — and a fresh chart-topping song, Luke Bryan’s “Most People Are Good.” That song, which is Bryan’s 19th Billboard No. 1 single, rose to the peak in only 14 weeks. Seasons Change is McCreery’s third summit-reaching collection.
Three other albums debut this week — Adam Calhoun’s AmerAcal (No. 13), the various artist collection Now That’s What I Call Country Songs of Inspiration (No. 42) and the Oak Ridge Boys’ 17th Avenue Revival (No. 44). The Eagles’ Hotel California rebounds at No. 30.
There are two new songs charting — Keith Urban’s “Coming Home,” featuring Julia Michaels (No. 23) and Old Dominion’s “Hotel Key” (No. 54).
Michael Tyler’s “Hey Mama” is back in action at No. 60. Trailing directly behind McCreery’s Seasons Change in the Top 5 albums array are Kane Brown’s Kane Brown (last week’s No. 1), Chris Stapleton’s Traveller, Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes and Bryan’s What Makes You Country.
Rounding out the Top 5 songs, also in descending order, are Devin Dawson’s “All on Me,” Rhett’s “Marry Me,” Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line’s “Meant to Be” and Jordan Davis’ “Singles You Up.”
Stapleton’s “Broken Halos,” last week’s No. 1, has fluttered to No. 7.
Any bets on which of this week’s chart artists are destined for Hall of Famedom?