Jason Isbell Claims Top Album Slot With Something More Than Free

Man, are the charts popping this week! Finally. Americana favorite Jason Isbell edges out the mighty Alan Jackson to debut at No. 1 on Billboard ’s country albums chart, and Brantley Gilbert ’s “One Hell of an Amen” ascends to the peak of the country airplay rankings, climaxing a 37-week climb. By Nielsen SoundScan’s count, Isbell’s album, Something More Than Free , conquers Jackson’s Angels and Alcohol by first-week sales of 45,785 copies versus Jackson’s 45,310. That minuscule difference reduced Jackson to a No. 2 debut. Oddly enough, in the Billboard 200, the all-genres chart that has a more […]

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