Stop…It’s the First #1 Wednesday of 2015!
Who owns the #1 song in America? How 'bout the #1 country album? This week's answers plus a few other number ones in the news...
#1 Country Song: Brad Paisley- Perfect Storm
Remember Brad's first ever #1 hit? In 1999 it was his touching ballad of a boy to a single mom coming full circle. Now 16 years later, this WeFest 2014 mega-performer is back at #1 for the 19th time, and the first time in almost 4 years, since his "Remind Me" duet with Carrie Underwood in 2011. His new album Moonshine in the Trunk has inspired his new clothing line through Boot Barn labeled Moonshine Spirit. What's next for Mr. CMA Awards host? Movie? Bass boat dealership? Camo business? Regardless...it's a happy new year 2015 for the celebrity who didn't have to be...but is still a guy. :D
#1 Country Album: Garth Brooks- Man Against Machine
After selling over 200,000 tickets to his 11 Minneapolis shows almost 2 months ago, our favorite "Friend in Low Places" is just getting started on his World Tour across America. Yet another artist refusing to use Spotify, Garth and his 14-track album is on top of the heap of country compilations for the 5th week out of the last 6! How long can he keep this up?
#1 Movie in America: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
The much anticipated final installment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy's prequel trilogy (get it?), Warner Brothers' battle & fantasy epic continuation is top dog at the box office for the third straight weekend! Rated a 7.9 out of a possible 10 by IMDb and getting a 66% fresh rating by Rotten Tomatoes, it seems like most viewers flocked to theatres in anticipation, and have stayed for the incredible 3-D effects and gripping fight scenes.
#1 Book: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The now-famous fiction novel turned movie blockbuster co-starring Ben Affleck sits at the top of the New York Times Best-Seller List for print & e-book fiction combined. Printed by Crown Publishing in June 2012, the suspenseful thriller has spent 109 weeks on the prestigious reader list!
#1 Worldwide Travel Destination: Kyoto, Japan
According to Travel + Leisure, the top city to visit in 2014 was "The City of 10,000 Shrines." Formerly the Imperial Capital of Japan for over a thousand years, Kyoto has a population of 1.5 million and attracts about 30 million visitors per year! This top ranking is based on survey scores about local attractions, hotels, travel ports and other amenities. Second on the list, surprising to most, is the North American charming ocean-side city of Charleston, South Carolina!