Maren Morris‘ third LP, Humble Quest, bounds onto Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart, dated April 9, at No. 2 with 22,000 first-week equivalent album units earned, according to Luminate, formerly MRC Data.
Morris co-wrote all 11 tracks on the set, which Greg Kurstin produced.
Morris adds her third Top Country Albums top 10, following the No. 1s Girl, which arrived at the apex in March 2019, and Hero, which opened atop the chart in June 2016. (She first reached the ranking with her self-titled EP, which hit No. 22 in April 2016.)
The new album’s lead single, “Circles Around This Town,” holds at its No. 18 high on Country Airplay (9.4 million audience impressions, up 8%). On the multi-metric Hot Country Songs chart, it pushes 14-11, after it debuted at its No. 9 best in January, becoming Morris’ ninth top 10.
Meanwhile, Reba McEntire achieves her 28th Top Country Albums top 10, as the icon’s new faith-based LP, My Chains Are Gone: Hymns and Gospel Favorites, bows at No. 9 with 13,000 units.
The set simultaneously starts at No. 2 on Top Christian Albums, becoming McEntire’s second top 10, after Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope began at No. 1 in February 2017. (In between, her triple-album Revived Remixed Revisited debuted at its No. 12 Top Country Albums peak last October.)
McEntire posts her first Top Country Albums top 10 of the 2020s. Her first overall, Whoever’s in New England, hit No. 1 in May 1986, becoming her first of 13 leaders. Her top 10 totals by decade: ’80s, seven / ’90s, 10 / 2000s, five / ’10s, five / ’20s, one.
McEntire boasts the third-most Top Country Albums top 10s among women, after Dolly Parton (47) and Loretta Lynn (42). Willie Nelson leads all acts with 53 top 10s since the list began in January 1964.