Garth Brooks’s album Fun, which was released on November 20, has debuted at number seven Billboard’s Top Country Album Chart.
Garth Brooks’ Fun
Brooks’ 14-track album is his fourteenth studio album. Originally announced in 2018, Fun saw production delays due to the pandemic, and the release was postponed. However, the lead single, “All Day Long,” debuted in June of 2018. Furthermore, Blake Shelton accompanied Garth for their song, “Dive Bar,” which was released in June of 2019.
Also featured on the album is Brooks’s wife, Trisha Yearwood, for their version of “Shallow.” The song was originally released on A Star is Born, performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.
“What I love about this record, it’s as fun as any record, if not more fun than any record we’ve ever done,” says Brooks. “But at the same time, it’s gonna have those ‘Garth moments’ that’s gonna take you all the way back to the first album. And that’s what made it not only fun to record, but fun to listen to.”
According to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, Fun has generated more than 18,000 equivalent album units. “The album-equivalent unit is a measurement unit in the music industry to define the consumption of music that equals the purchase of one album copy. This consumption includes streaming and song downloads in addition to traditional album sales.”
Billboard’s Top Country Album Chart
Although Brooks landed at number seven on the Billboard’s Top Country Album Chart, he had some stiff competition. Coming in the top spot was Luke Combs’ What You See Is What You Get. Number two was claimed by Chris Stapleton with his album, Starting Over. Carrie Underwood’s Christmas album My Gift was third with A Holly Dolly Christmas by Dolly Parton as number four. If I Know Me by Morgan Wallen landed him the fifth position. While Luke Combs’ This One’s for You took sixth.
[H/T The Country Daily]