Steel Magnolia’s New Album Makes an Impressive Chart Debut
After the first week's sale of their self-titled debut album, Steel Magnolia's Joshua Scott Jones and Meghan Linsey are happy campers with the release of the chart positions. The 12-track disc debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, right behind label mate Taylor Swift (No. 1) and the soundtrack for 'Country Strong' (No. 2). The singing duo's album also made a strong debut on the Billboard Top 200 all-genre chart, coming in at No. 7.
Along with impressive album sales comes an increase in digital single sales, as well. Their latest hit, 'Last Night Again,' is up 77 percent in downloads this week alone.
'Last Night Again' is the third single from the album, following their last release, 'Just By Being You (Halo and Wings).' Their first taste of chart success came with their debut single, 'Keep On Lovin' You,' which was penned by singer-songwriter Trent Willmon and Chris Stapleton. The tune soared up the country singles chart where it peaked at No. 4.
"I love the way the song developed into an uptempo thing instead of a slow, sweet groove, which is how we originally wrote it," Willmon tells Taste of Country. "It made the song so much bigger, and it worked out better than I could have imagined having Steel Magnolia cut it. It fit them perfectly!"