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Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Pageant Material’ holds onto #1 on Country Albums for another week this week, spurred on by last week’s highly-anticipated release and her UK tour announcement that came a couple of days later. Her debut album ‘Same Trailer Different Park’ has dropped a few places to #11, but still holds strong, and for the most part Kacey is joined (as usual) by Taylor Swift’s back catalogue. However, for once her self-titled debut has taken #2, while ‘Red’ gets pushed to #3, ‘Fearless (Platinum Edition)’ remains at #4, ‘Speak Now (Bonus Track Version)’ sticks to #5, ‘Red (Deluxe Version)’ is at #7, and ‘Fearless’ is at #10. Once again The Shires join the two women, placing ‘Brave (Deluxe)’ at #6 while ‘Brave’ is at #14, while other homegrown talent Nathan Carter gets a boost to #9 with ‘Beautiful Life’.