For most of the 2010s, Nashville was dominated by the masculinity of bro country. But now the pendulum has swung to the other side: Meet the country gentleman.
The National opened at No. 2 and Odesza at No. 3 in a week that replenished the Top 5 with new releases.
Mr. Gentry made dynamism out of country hollers and recorded three platinum albums with Eddie Montgomery.
Mr. Williams, whose admirers included Pete Townshend and Eric Clapton, was best known for ballads extolling the virtues of romantic commitment.
Ms. Twain is set to release “Now,” her first album in 15 years, on Sept. 29.
Mrs. Walker-Meador was the first employee of the Country Music Association and its longtime executive director.
Hear the week’s most notable new songs from Jessie Ware, Charli XCX, Maggie Rogers, Gregg Allman and more.
Sam Hunt and Maren Morris will be playing in Holmdel, N.J.