Weekly Register: Billy Strings Takes Top Country Album Debut With ‘Renewal’
Bluegrass entertainer Billy Stings earns the top country album debut this week as Renewal receives 10,000 first-week streams. The Rounder Records project came in at No. 9 on the country charts and No. 82 overall, according to Nielsen. Strings recently took home Entertainer and Guitarist of the Year at the 32nd Annual IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards.
The top country streaming album goes again to Morgan Wallen‘s Dangerous: The Double Album, which earned 39,000 streams, contributing to its 48 million RTD. Luke Combs rises to second with What You See Is What You Get and remains in fourth with This One’s For You. Kacey Musgraves‘ Star-Crossed falls to third with 17,000 streams, while Walker Hayes remains in fifth as Country Stuff adds 14,000 streams this week.
Hayes also keeps the top spot on the top country streaming songs with “Fancy Like” gaining another 14 million streams, totaling 166 million streams RTD. “If I Didn’t Love You” (Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood) maintains its place at No. 2, adding 7.4 million streams. “Chasing After You” (Ryan Hurd & Maren Morris) takes keeps the third spot with 7.2 million streams, while “Buy Dirt” (Jordan Davis & Luke Bryan) stays in fourth with 5.8 million streams. “Forever After All” (Combs) seals the top five, earning 5.8 million streams.
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