Evans is strong at the top
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
– Sara Evans will have the only country album in Billboard's top 10 when the charts are out Thursday. Evans' "Stronger" sold 55,000 in its first week out, good for sixth on the overall chart.
The disc is Evans' first of new material in six years. This is the singer's third top 10 disc and her second country number 1. In 2005, "Real Fine Place" also made it to the top.
Evans took over the top of the country chart from Aaron Lewis, who debuted with "Town Line" in first.
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