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Trisha Yearwood’s ‘Prizefighter’ Punches Way Onto Top Country Albums Chart

Yearwood scores her 12th top 10 and first since 2007. Plus, Brad Paisley notches his 31st Hot Country Songs top 10.

With 13,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Trisha Yearwood‘s Prizefighter: Hit After Hit enters Top Country Albums at No. 7. The set marks her 12th top 10 and her best rank in seven years.

A mixture of new material and updated versions of previous hits, the new set grants Yearwood her highest perch on the chart since Greatest Hits debuted and peaked at No. 2 on Sept. 29, 2007. Her previous studio album, Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love, peaked on arrival at No. 10 three months later (Dec. 2, 2007).

Yearwood’s history on Top Country Albums includes three leaders: (Songbook) A Collection of Hits (1997), Inside Out (2001) and Jasper County (2005). The title track and lead single from Prizefighter features Kelly Clarkson; it reached No. 42 on Country Airplay. Yearwood boasts 19 top 10s on Hot Country Songs, including five No. 1s, dating to her 1991 arrival.

‘PERFECT’ 10: Brad Paisley returns to the Hot Country Songs top 10 with “Perfect Storm,” his 31st hit to reach the region.

Dating to his first week in the top 10 on Nov. 6, 1999, Paisley has tallied the fourth-most such singles. Only Kenny Chesney (37), Tim McGraw (33) and Keith Urban (32) have more in that span.

Paisley ends a 17-month absence from the chart’s upper region. He’d last reached the top 10 when “Beat This Summer” peaked at No. 9 (July 6, 2013). He logged his best rank in between with the No. 12-peaking “River Bank” (July 5, 2014).

‘VOICE’ RECOGNITION: Craig Wayne Boyd, a top-12 contestant on NBC’s The Voice, snares the Hot Shot Debut on Hot Country Songs with “You Look So Good in Love.” The song starts at No. 35 on the sales/airplay/streaming-based chart following his Nov. 17 performance of it on the show. George Strait‘s original version of the ballad became his third No. 1 (of a record 44) on Hot Country Songs more than 30 years ago (Jan. 7, 1984).

Boyd’s cover debuts on Country Digital Songs at No. 9 with 19,000 downloads sold.

Keith Urban Motors to 17th Country Airplay No. 1 With ‘Somewhere in My Car’

‘GONE’ WHERE?: Kenny Chesney achieves his 47th Country Airplay top 10 with “Til It’s Gone,” which advances 11-9. Dating to the chart’s inception, he maintains his fourth-place standing among artists with the most top 10s. Strait leads with 61, followed by McGraw (52) and Alan Jackson (51). Toby Keith sports the fifth-most top 10s (42) in that stretch.

Chesney first cracked the top 10 nearly 20 years ago when “Fall in Love” peaked at No. 6 (July 1, 1995). His chart history includes 23 No. 1s, most recently “American Kids” (Sept. 20).

HI, ‘MOM’: Garth Brooks (aka, Yearwood’s husband, and current tour partner) draws Hot Shot Debut applause on Country Airplay at No. 50 with “Mom,” the second single from his new release Man Against Machine. The set spends a second week at No. 1 on Top Country Albums (62,000, down 52 percent). Lead track “People Loving People” peaked at No. 19 in September.