Vincent knocks out AJ
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
– The reign of Alan Jackson on the Billboard Bluegrass Album charts is over. "The Bluegrass Album" from the country star will be displaced after four months by Rhonda Vincent's "Only Me" when the charts are out on Thursday.
Vincent will be 55 on the country chart.
"It's a dream come true," said Vincent. "I was hoping for a number one CD with 'Only Me', but never expecting it after only two days of sales. This is unbelievable.
The album features duets with both Willie Nelson and Daryle Singletary.
On the Billboard Top 200, no country discs made the top 10.
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