After years of doing covers records, Rod Stewart rediscovered his love of songwriting for his new album Time…and it’s paid off.

Time has debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200 chart and, as the publication notes, it’s Stewart’s highest-charting album of original material since, believe it or not, 1979, when Blondes Have More Fun was #1 for three weeks.

Rod has had top 10 albums since 1979, of course, but everything that charted higher was either a Great American Songbook album, a Christmas disc, a live album or some other collection of oldies.  Even 1991?s Vagabond Heart, which had a string of hits including “Rhythm of My Heart” and “The Motown Song,” only reached #10.

Rod is on a roll with this new album and tour is in the plans. You can also catch him this summer at Caesar’s Palace. Make sure and connect with me on my facebook page by clicking here.

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May 15, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Kevin Machado, On Air | No comment