Cadillac Three has held onto the top spot in the UK country music chart this week
A new entry at number two is Irish based Lisa McHugh and her album Country. Another new entry is Justin Moore’s Kinda don’t care, which includes the hit single and big radio air play song, You look like I need a drink.
The top 10 includes seven albums which have been number one, including Ward Thomas’s From where we stand which has spent a total of 82 weeks on the charts.
Interestingly only one album from the country chart makes an appearance in the overall album chart. Not surprisingly it’s this week’s number one from Cadillac Three which is at 85 having dropped from last week’s 33.
In the Billboard chart in the US Blake Shelton is number one and Cadillac Three at number five. A new entry into the US chart is Way down in the jungle room, a compilation of old material from Elvis Presley. I’m not sure how this is a country album but then Steven Tyler is in the both the US and UK country charts and I didn’t think he sounded very country at CMAFest.
1. BURY ME IN MY BOOTS – CADILLAC THREE (1)
2. COUNTRY – LISA MCHUGH (NEW)
3. WE’RE ALL SOMEBODY FROM SOMEWHERE – STEVEN TYLER (2)
4. MIDWEST FARMERS DAUGHTER – MARGO PRICE (16)
5. KINDA DON’T CARE – JUSTIN MOORE(new)
6. FROM WHERE WE STAND – WARD THOMAS (13)
7. THE THINGS THAT WE ARE MADE OF – MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER (3)
8. STAYIN’ UP ALL NIGHT – NATHAN CARTER (11)
9. A SAILOR’S GUIDE TO EARTH – STURGILL SIMPSON (5)
10. IF I’M HONEST – BLAKE SHELTON (18)
Congratulations to Cadillac Three who have entered the UK Country Music chart at number one. The band featured on Bob Harris Country this week and have a number of tour dates in the UK later this year. Country newcomer Steven Tyler has slipped from the top spot to number two while country veteran and genuine superstar Mary Chapin Carpenter is hanging in at number three. The artist with the longest stay on the chart is Lucinda Williams and her Ghosts of Highway 20. Her breakthrough album Wheels on a Gravel Road is regarded as a classic and Ghosts has received great reviews and sales.
1. BURY ME IN MY BOOTS – CADILLAC THREE (new)
2. WE’RE ALL SOMEBODY FROM SOMEWHERE – STEVEN TYLER (1)
3. THE THINGS THAT WE ARE MADE OF – MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER (3)
4. GENUINE – THE ALAN JACKSON STORY – ALAN JACKSON (new)
5. A SAILOR’S GUIDE TO EARTH – STURGILL SIMPSON (6)
6. COLVIN & EARLE – COLVIN & EARLE (4)
7. AMERICAN LOVE – JAKE OWEN (2)
8. THE GHOSTS OF HIGHWAY 20 – LUCINDA WILLIAMS (Re)
Two new entries in this week’s UK country chart. Major US star Blake Shelton’s new album If i’m Honest, debuts at number 2, while Irish country singer Mary Duff’s latest offering, Changing Lanes appears at number 10. Moving to the top of the chart is another debut album, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter by Margo Price. The album has received rave reviews and Price has recently been playing a number of gigs in the UK and appeared on BBC2’s Later with Jools Holland. Next month she is back in the US and will be playing a number of dates during CMAFest2016 including the Park Stage on June 12 and two dates at 3rd & Lindsley on the 14 and 15. So hopefully I will manage to see her then.
1 Midwest farmer’s daughter – Margo Price (3)
2. If i’m honest – Blake Shelton (new)
3. Detour – Cyndi Lauper (5)
4. The things that we are made of – Mary Chapin Carpenter (1)
5. Ripcord – Keith Urban (2)
6. A sailor’s guide to earth – Sturgill Simpson (8)