The Chicks Debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart With “Gaslighter”

The Chicks Debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart With “Gaslighter”

Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer of The Chicks are back with a bang.

The trio’s first new album in 14 years, Gaslighter, which dropped on July 17, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart this week. The new 12-song offering moved 84,233 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music.

The album also debuted at No. 3 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, and it debuted at No. 1 on the Top Albums chart, moving 71,467 units from pure album sales, according to Nielsen Music.

The trio’s eighth studio album was originally slated to be released on May 1, but it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chicks most recent album, 2006’s Taking the Long Way, earned the trio three Grammy Awards.

The trio had a hand in writing 10 songs on the new 12-song offering (Natalie has an additional co-write on “Julianna Calm Down”). Much of the new album’s subject matter centers around Natalie’s divorce from actor Adrian Pasdar, which was finalized this year after a lengthy legal battle.

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Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

If you’ve been to lower Broadway in Nashville over the last several years, you know country music artist owned honkytonks having been sprouting up all along Music City’s famous strip.

Jason Aldean, John Rich, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Alan Jackson all already have venues…but now there’s another name being thrown in the mix, and it’s a first!

Miranda Lambert will be the first female country artist to have a downtown venue. Miranda’s place will be located at 308 Broadway, and looks to be named “Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa.”

Miranda was perhaps encouraged to move into this new venture by a 2018 Nashville Business Journal poll. When music industry pros were asked, “Which female country star should open a downtown bar?” — Miranda garnered the most votes.

Miranda is partnering with TC Restaurant Group on the new place, and it looks like even more details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Photo Credit: Ellen Von Unwerth