The set also opens at No. 1 on Americana/Folk Albums.
The legendary Willie Nelson, now 87 years young, becomes the first artist with top 10s in every decade --seven in all -- since Billboard's Top Country Albums chart originated in January 1964, as First Rose of Spring blooms at No. 5 on the July 18-dated survey with 12,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
Nelson adds his record-extending 53rd Top Country Albums top 10. His first entry, Country Favorites-Willie Nelson Style, hit No. 9 in 1966. His top 10 totals by decade: '60s (three), '70s (14), '80s (19), '90s (one), 2000s (six), '10s (nine) and '20s (one).