Willie Nelson’s latest album debuts at No. 1 on country charts

2:13 p.m Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Willie Nelson
American-Statesman Staff
Willie Nelson is being honored by Yeti for his 84th birthday. Last week he performed onstage at the Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels. Suzanne Cordeiro/ for American-Statesman

Willie Nelson’s still not dead, and still tearing up the charts.

“God’s Problem Child,” Nelson’s first album of original material in three years, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.  Nelson unseated last week’s winner, Brad Paisley’s “Love and War.”

Nelson also scored a No. 10 debut on Billboard’s Hot 200 Albums chart.

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"God's Problem Child" debuted at No. 1.

This is Willie’s 17th #1 record on the Country Albums chart, and sixth Top 10 on the Billboard 200. “God’s Problem Child,” which features a song inspired by the 2016 election and another song written by producer Buddy Cannon’s mother, sold 36,000 equivalent albums, with 34,000 in pure sales. 

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