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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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

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