Trisha Yearwood Makes First Christian Chart Appearance With Lifehouse Cover From ‘The Passion’
"Broken" debuts on Hot Christian Songs. Plus, Hillsong Young & Free's Youth "Revival" launches at No. 2 on Top Christian Albums.
Trisha Yearwood, who’s placed 45 entries on Hot Country Songs (1991-2014), makes her first showing on a Billboard Christian chart, as “Broken” debuts at No. 48 on Hot Christian Songs (dated March 19).
The ballad is a remake of Lifehouse‘s No. 7 Adult Pop Songs hit in 2008 and is from the soundtrack to The Passion (March 18). Yearwood plays Mary, mother of Jesus, in Fox’s March 20 live musical based on Christ’s last days.
Yearwood made her first visit to Hot Country Songs 25 years ago, with “She’s in Love With the Boy,” her first of five No. 1s. Garth Brooks’ wife has also earned three No. 1s on Top Country Albums.
Hillsong Young & Free‘s Youth Revival launches at No. 2 on Top Christian Albums with 10,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music. The act previously tallied two No. 1s: We Are Young & Free (2013) and its This Is Living EP (2015). The collective is a millennial-targeted spinoff of Hillsong United.
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“We’re a diverse group of people from various backgrounds,” Hillsong Young & Free’s Laura Toggs tells Billboard. “There’s a fusion of styles and sounds here and [it’s] difficult to categorize, yet there’s definitely a mission at work to make music that attracts a young audience.”
On Top Gospel Albums, Virtue!‘s Fearless enters at No. 3 (2,000), marking the all-female trio’s best start and rank among seven appearances. The set surpasses the No. 4 peaks of 1999’s Get Ready and 2001’s Virtuosity!
Byron Cage notches his fourth Hot Gospel Songs top 10, as “Like No Other” lifts 11-10. The track is his first to reach the region since “Great and Mighty” (No. 8, 2012). Cage topped the chart for seven weeks in 2006 with “I Will Bless the Lord.”