Sign up for newsletter
 

Pistol Annies debut at the top

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 – Pistol Annies were first on the Billboard country albums chart for the week ending Nov. 17 with "Interstate Gospel," the trio's first disc in five years. Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line now have spent 50 weeks at number 1 with "Meant to Be."

On the songs chart, Luke Combs was second with "She Got the Best of Me," Dan + Shay third with "Tequila" and fourth with "Speechless." Jimmie Allen was fifth with "Best Shot."

Jason Aldean was up 3 to 19 with "Girl Like You." Jordan Davis' "Take It From Me" jumped from 25 to 20. Scotty McCreery was at 21 with "This is It," up 6. Jake Owen was at 23 with "Down to the Honkytonk," up 3. Luke Bryan was at 29 with "What Makes You Country," up 6. Morgan Wallen's "Whiskey Glasses" moved up 6 to 34. Chris Lane jumped 10 to 35 with "I Don't Know About You." "Love Ain't" from Eli Young Band was up 3 to 40. Chase Rice was up 5 to 42 with "Eyes On You." Pistol Annies debuted at 48 with "Got My Name Changed Back."

On the albums chart Combs was second with "This One's For You," Dan + Shay third with their self-titled disc, Chris Stapleton fourth with "Traveller" and Kane Brown fifth with his self-titled disc.

Cole Swindell jumped from 23 to 12 with "All of It." Dierks Bentley's "The Mountain" skyrocketed from 40 to 13. Rosanne Cash debuted at 16 with "She Remembers Everything." Adam Calhoun debuted at 21 with "The Throne." Keith Urban's "Graffiti U' was at 40, up 7.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Dailey & Vincent were first for the fourth week with "The Sounds of Christmas." The Devil Makes Three were second with "Chains Are Broken." Rhonda Vincent & The Rage with Jesse McReynolds, Mac Wiseman, Bobby Osborne and Sonny Osborne were second with "Live at the Ryman." "Hot Rize: 40th Anniversary Bash" were fourth with Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers fifth with "The Long-Awaited Album."

The Annies were also first on the Americana/Folk Albums chart. Bob Dylan debuted in second with" More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 14." Stapleton was third with "Traveller" and fourth with "From A Room: Volume 1." Cash debuted in fifth with "She Remembers Everything."

On the overall top 200, Pistol Annies debuted at 15. Combs was 27th, Dan + Shay were 46th, Stapleton's "Traveller" 52nd and Brown 62nd.

More news for Pistol Annies

CD reviews for Pistol Annies

Annie Up CD review - Annie Up
For those who thought "Hell on Heels" was a one-off side project for Miranda Lambert (along with sidekicks Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe), think again. The Annies, aka "Lonestar Annie" (Lambert), "Hippie Annie" (Monroe), and "Holler Annie" (Presley), are no novelty act. Instead, they tackle material that you just are unlikely to hear on mainstream country radio both in subject matter and sonics. Like the debut, this one also makes it quite clear that »»»
Pistol Annies CD review - Pistol Annies
One might think that given the presence of Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies are some sort of unworthy side, vanity project for Lambert in between discs. They also would be most wrong because this is not just Lambert and a few sidekicks. Nope. This is a full-fledged, hardcore country trio album (Ashley Monroe and Angeleena Presley are Lambert's partners in crime) and an excellent one at that. The disc takes no prisoners to say the least, making that clear from the get go »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Mumford and Sons up to snuff, for the most part – Mumford and Sons have always played it smart when it has come to career moves. They have not overtoured by becoming regular fixtures on the touring circuit. Their M.O. is to tour just enough upon an album release and then disappear for a stretch. Ditto for releasing new music ("Delta" just came out last month, Mumford's first release... »»»
Concert Review: Finally back, Kodaline brings the optimism – Kodaline may have taken a long layoff in playing Beantown - a good 3 1/2 years - but in this fickle musical world, that did not mean their fans abandoned them for a brand new thing. In fact, the venue sold out weeks ago. No surprise because, once again, the Irish rock band admirably combined old and new. Kodaline was a bit of a musical potpourri of... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time  Subscribe to Country News Digest  Follow Country Standard Time on twitter  Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook 

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Taylor uncovers the past, offering new perspectives Suffice it to say that the past has always loomed large throughout Chip Taylor's career. That's all the more obvious if only for the fact that Taylor wrote some of the biggest pop hits of the '60s, "Wild Thing"... »»»
Tyminski goes dark Dan Tyminski (known simply as "Tyminski" on his 2017 release "Southern Gothic") has traditional music roots and unassailable bluegrass street cred especially given his membership in Alison Krauss' Union Station. He is also a powerful songwriter and has been writing songs for himself and others for years now.... »»»
Washburn, Fleck create "Echoes" Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have powerhouse individual talents; each has followed an estimable career path to where they find themselves today: making complex, but spare, records, writing music together and touring with their son Juno. Their new release, "Echoes In The Valley" features mostly songs written by Fleck and Washburn, banjos, Washburn's strong vocals and very little else.... »»»
Woven Waters CD review - Woven Waters
Tellico hails from that bastion of bluegrass and hybrid bluegrass, Asheville, N.C. to deliver its sophomore album "Woven Waters.'' This effort melds their rather inherent bluegrass affinities with British Isle influences,  »»»
Christmas Everywhere CD review - Christmas Everywhere
Rodney Crowell's "Christmas Everywhere" is a (mostly) melancholy collection of songs, with Christmas time as its setting. It's a strong set of carefully worded tunes, set to widely varying musical backings.  »»»
The Southern Ground Sessions CD review - The Southern Ground Sessions
Blackberry Smoke's "The Southern Ground Sessions" EP is five versions of songs from the band's recent "Find a Light" album, along with a cover of Tom Petty's "You Got Lucky," which also features vocalist/violinist Amanda Shires. »»»
Hard Times and White Lines CD review - Hard Times and White Lines
Whitey Morgan's fourth studio release exhibits the singer/songwriter's reverence for outlaw country and southern rock. The influence of Hank Williams, Jr. is evident on the opening "Honky Tonk Hell" with lyrics that »»»
Live at the Ryman CD review - Live at the Ryman
Jason Isbell didn't record this live effort at The Ryman Auditorium as a gesture to be country music's savior at The Mother Church of Country Music. The Alabama native's music is country-adjacent at best, more than it is »»»
The Place That You Call Home CD review - The Place That You Call Home
The unusual name Ever More Nest is the project name for New Orleans-based, Shreveport, La.- raised singer-songwriter Kelcy Wilburn (aka Kelcy Mae). She has the poet's gift for lyrics and an engaging, lovely voice.  »»»