Josh Turner in the Winner's Corner With 'Punching Bag'

And Eric Church's "Springsteen" Takes Second-Week Encore

If the title of Josh Turner's new album sounds a tad self-pitying, rest assured he's feeling better now. That's because Punching Bag -- the title in question -- had just debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's country albums chart.

It was propelled there, Nielsen SoundScan reports, by first-week sales of 44,907 copies.

Eric Church may be hoisting a festive cup, as well, considering that his single "Springsteen" is the top country song for the second week in a row.

Other albums entering the charts are the multi-artist collection Now That's What I Call Country, Vol. 5 (No. 4), the self-titled Edens Edge (No. 9), Mary Chapin Carpenter's Ashes and Roses (No. 16) and Mud Digger's Mud Digger 3 (No. 23).

Casey James' "Crying on a Suitcase" is the highest-ranking new song, parting the curtain at No. 54, and followed by Trace Adkins' "Them Lips (On Mine)" (No. 56), Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away" (No. 58) and Craig Morgan's "Corn Star" (No. 59).

The Band Perry's "The Star Spangled Banner" flaps back onto the chart at No. 60.

The No. 2, No. 3 and No. 5 albums this week, in that order, are Alan Jackson's Thirty Miles West (last week's No. 1), Luke Bryan's Tailgates & Tanlines and Underwood's Blown Away.

Lining up behind "Springsteen" within the Top 5 songs cluster are Bryan's "Drunk on You," Brantley Gilbert's "You Don't Know Her Like I Do," Eli Young Band's "Even if It Breaks Your Heart" and Tim McGraw's "Better Than I Used to Be."

Be honest: Don't you find summer a bit overstated?

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