COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS
TOP OF THE CHARTS: Sugarland
Sugarland's new album, The Incredible Machine, debuted at the top of both the country and overall charts. Their impressive 203,000 first-week sales were almost 20,000 more than the new Kings of Leon project.
This drops Darius Rucker's Charleston, SC 1969 to number two for its second week of sales. After the dust settled on the remainder of the chart, Kenny Chesney's Hemingway's Whiskey nabbed number three, Zac Brown Band's You Get What You Give landed at four and The Band Perry grabbed the number five spot. Was it close? Less than 1,000 units separate Kenny from The Band Perry.
TAYLOR SWIFT: No Pressure From Peers
If you've ever wondered why Taylor Swift hasn't been part of the Hollywood party scene, it's quite simple -- she's only 20. She tells the U.K.'s Independent, "I don't drink because I don't really feel like it. It's not like I judge people who do or that I don't hang out with people who drink. I just don't really feel like it. Plus, it's not been legal."
Taylor turns 21 in December.
BILLY RAY CYRUS: Divorce
Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife, Tish, have filed for divorce after 17 years of marriage. In a statement to People magazine, they said, "As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for our family. We are trying to work through some personal matters. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers." They cite irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce. The couple has five children including Miley.