Topping the list of #1 entries atop Billboard’s Top Country Album’s chart in the Nielsen SoundScan-era, which began in 1991, is none other than George Strait with a whopping 16. Tim McGraw has now pulled within one of that number as his latest release, Sundown Heaven Town, debuted at #1.
In fact, McGraw only nearly edged out the king as Sundown Heaven Town moved 71 000 copies in it’s first week with Strait’s The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from AT&T Stadium coming in second at 51 000. 11 of McGraw’s 13 studio albums have now reached #1, making his total of 15 all the more impressive(4 greatest hits albums reached the mark as well).
Despite having been released September 16th, we’ve already seen three singles from the album in “Lookin’ for that Girl”, “Shotgun Rider” and “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s(with Faith Hill)”. The latter earned Tim two nominations, including music video of the year, for the upcoming 2014 CMA Awards on November 6th. Check it out below!