Which Album Will Land At The Top Of The Heap?

noah | June 26, 2007 10:00 am

Normally, we reserve our Tuesday-morning Billboard 200 quarterbacking for sales-total predictions, but this week’s race for No. 1 has three Nashville-born albums vying for the pole position. In one corner there’s Lost Highway, Bon Jovi’s attempt to remind people that they are, in fact, steel horse-riding cowboys; in another, there’s 5th Gear, the latest album from country lifer Brad Paisley; and finally, there’s the White Stripes’ Icky Thump, which was recorded at Nashville’s Blackbird Studios, although of the three, we’re betting that it’s the least likely to get love from the country-radio cabal:

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