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Midland Scores First Top Country Albums No. 1, Tanya Tucker and Vince Gill Return to Top 10

Harper Smith


Tucker tallies her first top 10 since 1992.

Midland earns its first No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, as the trio's sophomore LP, Let It Roll, launches atop the Sept. 7-dated list with 22,000 equivalent album units (16,000 in album sales), according to Nielsen Music.

The act, which consists of Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson and Cameron Duddy, follows first album On the Rocks, which entered at its No. 2 peak in October 2017. The set followed Midland's self-titled EP (No. 38, June 2017).

Roll's first single, "Mr. Lonely," pushes 29-25 on Country Airplay (6.5 million impressions, up 10%) and 39-31 on Hot Country Songs.

Tanya Tucker's While I'm Livin' arrives at No. 9 on Top Country Albums (10,000 units; almost all in album sales), marking her 10th top 10, and first top 10 start. Produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings, the set is Tucker's first top 10 since What Do I Do With Me, which reached No. 6 in 1992. The new album is Tucker's first of all-new material since Tanya, which peaked at No. 39 in 2002.

Plus, Vince Gill notches his 16th Top Country Albums top 10, as Okie bows at No. 10 (10,000 units; 9,000 sold). The LP is the first from Gill, originally from Norman, Okla., since Down to My Last Bad Habit, which debuted at its No. 4 peak in March 2016.