Garth Brooks and the lovely lady he has affectionately dubbed his “Queen,” wife Trisha Yearwood, topped Billboard‘s Country Albums chart this week with their new holiday album, Christmas Together. The new record, which marks Garth and Trisha’s debut duets album, sold 21,000 copies, according to Nielsen Music.
The 11-song offering includes holiday favorites such as “Feliz Navidad,” “Santa Baby” and “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” as well as “What I’m Thankful For (The Thanksgiving Song),” which features vocals from James Taylor.
“Christmas Together is fun, I can tell you we built it for one thing: to decorate the tree with the family,” said Garth to Nash Country Daily. “If you’re looking for that holiday album to decorate the tree to, this is it. It starts fun, it ends fun. It’s very thoughtful. The Queen is unbelievable—when you’re the weak link in the chain, that’s a pretty cool thing. The Queen just owns that thing. James Taylor came in and was phenomenal on it. You talk about no better feeling of Christmas or thankfulness than James Taylor’s voice on something, it’s pretty cool.”
Garth’s 10-disc boxed set, Garth Brooks: The Ultimate Collection, which also dropped last week, sold 134,000 copies solely through Target, as reported by BuzzAngle Music. The set is ineligible to chart on Nielsen and Billboard’s charts, as its price falls below the minimum required price to chart ($3.49 for a single disc, or $3.49 times the amount of discs in a boxed set, in a title’s first four weeks of release).
Nonetheless, chalk another “score” up for Garth, the newly crowned CMA Entertainer of the Year.