With over 40,000 first-week equivalent album units (of which 39,000 were in album sales), Whiskey Myers earned a No. 1 debut spot on both the Country and Americana/Folk charts this week, also landing as the No. 2 Rock album behind only The Beatles’ re-release of Abbey Road.
The self-titled album, independently released on the band’s own Wiggy Thump Records in partnership with Thirty Tigers, also lands at No. 6 on the all-genre Billboard 200 and No. 4 among new releases, while album cut “Gasoline” climbs to No. 38 at Active Rock radio.
In a story titled “How Whiskey Myers Won Over Mick Jagger and Made the Album of Their Career,” Rolling Stone asserts that the “Texas band successfully blend hard rock and country twang on [their] new self-titled album,” noting that “Whiskey Myers, even at 14 tracks, is a concise, focused effort and proves the band can be just as compelling, hard-rocking, and genre-crossing on record as they are on stage.”