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Country Album Chart News For March 27, 2013: Kacey Musgraves Debuts at #1

By: Matt Bjorke

Last Updated: March 27, 2013 11:03 AM

Kacey Musgraves Debuts at #1 on Country Albums Chart, the first female to do so with first album since Carrie Underwood in 2005.

With nearly 44,000 copies of Same Trailer Different Park sold, Kacey Musgraves became the first new female artist to top the SoundScan Top Country Albums chart since Carrie Underwood in 2005. Musgraves also scored a #2 debut with her album. Spring Break...Here To Party slides downt to #2 this week but Luke Bryan was able to notch two weeks at #1 with his ‘spring break’ party album, a record which has sold nearly 250,000 in just 3 weeks on the charts. Florida Georgia Line’s Here’s To The Good Times is next with sales now at 433,000 sold. The record should be certified Gold any day now for album shipments/sales of over 500,000. Taylor Swift’s Red sits at #4with sales now at 3.546 million while Little Big Towns Tornado is nearing 800,000 in sales.

Night Train Keeps On Rolling For Aldean; McGraw’s Freedom Rolling Down The Highway

In the second half of the Top 10, Jason Aldean leads the way with another 11,000 fans taking home his Night Train album, a similar number also take home Tim McGraw’s Two Lanes Of Freedom. Eric Church’s Chief remains Top 10 with nearly 1.5 million copies sold while he’s set to release a live record in a few weeks.  Hunter Hayes’ self-titled Gold-selling debut is 4,000 copies sold away from 700k while #9 seller while Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away” has now sold nearly 1.4 million.

Notable Releases: Texas Country artist Kyle Park Debuts with “Beggin’ For More."

Luke Bryan’s Tailgates & Tanlines is #10 with sales now over the 1.9 million sold mark, a number which suggests that he’ll soon get his first Double Platinum award for album sales. Gary Allan’s Set You Free is our second of the five notable albums outside the Top 10 this week with sales now at 244,000 sold for the album. The Mavericks’ comeback In Time continues to sell strongly for an album without any radio hits while Texas-based artist Kyle Park debuts with nearly 3,000 copies sold of his latest Beggin’ For More. It’s his first release released through Thirty Tigers. Finally, we take a look at Jake Owen’s Barefoot Blue Jean Night, a record which has sold nearly 404,000 copies and will likely eventually become his first Gold-selling album. Current single “Anywhere With You” is now rising the charts.

Next week is the biggest single release week of the 2013 year with Blake Shelton’s Based On A True Story, Alan Jackson's Precious Memories, Thompson Square's Just Feels Good and Maggie Rose's Cut To Impress set to debut on the charts.

Top 10 Country Albums for This Week with five Notable Albums (SoundScan Top 200 Current Albums Chart Placement)*

*Numbers rounded to nearest thousandth.

 

LW

000

3

14

20

32

39

33

49

47

48

44

53

118

new

186

TW

2

4

16

18

27

29

31

41

42

43

44

62

131

168

178

Artist

Kacey Musgraves

Luke Bryan

FloridaGeorgiaLine

Taylor Swift

Little Big Town

Jason Aldean

Tim McGraw

Eric Church

Hunter Hayes

Carrie Underwood

Luke Bryan

Gary Allan

Mavericks

Kyle Park

Jake Owen

Album

Same Trailer Diff...

Spring Break...

Here’s To The...

Red

Tornado

Night Train

Two Lanes Of...

Chief

Hunter Hayes

Blown Away

Tailgates & Tanlines

Set You Free

In Time

Beggin’ For More

Barefot Blue Jean Night

TW

44,000

38,000

21,000

19,000

12,000

11,000

11,000

10,000

10,000

9,000

9,000

7,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

Total

44,000

249,000

433,000

3,546,000

796,000

1,198,000

237,000

1,436,000

697,000

1,366,000

1,905,000

244,000

26,000

3,000

129,000


 


 

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