The Chicks; Photo Courtesy of Columbia Records
The Chicks; Photo Courtesy of Columbia Records

The Chicks’ Gaslighter Debuts at No. 1

The Chicks’ (formerly known as Dixie Chicks) first studio album in fourteen years, Gaslighter, has debuted at No. 1!

12-time GRAMMY-Award winners opened with the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with their eighth studio album. The Chicks 12-track record also reached No. 3 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 chart, as Nielsen Music reported Gaslighter moved 84,233 equivalent album units, with 71,467 of pure album sales.

Gaslighter was produced by Jack Antonoff alongside The Chicks, it marks the group’s first album in fourteen years, and the first to be released under their new name. Their name change came in June as the groups response to racial injustice in America as ‘Dixie’ is defined as “the southern states of the United States, especially those that were formerly part of the Confederacy.”

The project includes the title track and lead single “Gaslighter” as well as “Julianna Calm Down,” “March March” and more recently “Sleep At Night.”

Originally, The much-anticipated album was scheduled to be released on Friday, May 1, but was postponed till July 17 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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