Sturgill Simpson’s “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” Debuts at #1 in Country

Sturgill Simpson’s “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” Debuts at #1 in Country

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Sturgill Simpson’s A Sailor’s Guide to Earth is officially the #1 record in country music, and is also the highest-charting debut of the week at #3 on the all genre Billboard 200 chart. The album sold a total of 55,000 album units, including 52,000 in pure album sales to take the top spot in country. The only thing keeping Sturgill from the top of the Billboard 200 were two surging titles from Price that sold like crazy in the hours after the superstar’s death. The Very Best of Prince sold a total of 179,000 units, and Purple Rain sold 69,000 on the final day of the chart report to take the #1 and #2 spots.

The distinction also marks Sturgill Simpson’s first record to…



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