It’s great weather this week for Jon Pardi, who sees his California Sunrise debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s country albums chart. This is Pardi’s first chart-topping collection and was propelled into the penthouse on first-week sales of 23,708 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan’s count.
After dropping to No. 23 last week, Sturgill Simpson’s A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, a former No. 1, has bounced back to No. 13.
There are four new songs: Dustin Lynch’s “Seein’ Red” (No. 41), Maren Morris’ “80s Mercedes” (No. 53), Thompson Square’s “You Make It Look So Good” (No. 57) and Gary Allan’s “Do You Wish It Was Me?” (No. 60).
Rounding out the Top 5 albums cluster, in descending order, we have Chris Stapleton’s Traveller, Urban’s Ripcord, Blake Shelton’s If I’m Honest (last week’s No. 1) and the multi-artist package Now That’s What I Call Country, Volume 9.