There are two new kings of the hill on the Billboard county charts this week.
Notably, Ford's project also lands at No. 5 on the all-genre Billboard 200 and No. 2 on the trade publication's rap chart. Folks who are aghast that Ford's rap-oriented album should also become the reigning country CD will find useful perspective in CMT's editorial director Chet Flippo's current
Reflecting pre-sales, Declaration of Independence debuted last week at No. 67. But subsequent sales of 31,130 copies -- as confirmed by Nielsen SoundScan -- were sufficient to vault it into the winner's circle.
Returning to the album chart are
There are no new songs to note. However, Jaida Dreyer's "Confessions" re-enters at No. 60.
The No. 2 through No. 5 albums, in that order, are the Zac Brown Band's Uncaged,
Lining up within the Top 5 songs cluster behind "Angel Eyes" are
We hold this truth to be self-evident: Things are getting weird in country music.