Country Album Chart News: The Week of June 26, 2013: Hunter Hayes #1; The Swon Brothers, LoCash Cowboys & Danielle Bradbery Debut
By: Matt Bjorke
Thanks to the release of the (ENCORE) edition of his debut album, Hunter Hayes rises to #1 on the Roughstock Country Album Chart, last week’s #1, Florida Georgia Line slides to #2. Danielle Bradbery and Swon Brothers iTunes Albums Debut.
With 8 new or re-recorded tracks, Hunter Hayes’ expanded Hunter Hayes (ENCORE) helped the “Wanted” and “I Want Crazy” singer scores his first #1 slot on the chart with 40,000 copies sold for the album. Last week’s #1 album, Here’s To The Good Times from Florida Georgia Line, sides down to #2 on the chart. Blake Shelton’s Based On A True Story is #3 (it features “Boys Round Here”) with Darius Rucker’s True Believers (which features “Wagon Wheel”) #4. Rounding out the Top 5 is the multi-artist compilation from the big record labels, Now Country 6. The album outsold the #6 album by less than 200 copies with both records selling 18,000 units.
Danielle Bradbery, The Swon Brothers join the Top Country Albums chart for the first time.
Danielle Bradbery’s Complete Season 4 Collection scored 18k sold from Wednesday to Sunday, not a bad sales # for the winner of the show and over 11k more than her Team Blake friends The Swon Brothers. Lady Antebellum’s Golden is #7 this week, while George Strat is #8 with Love Is Everything and Kenny Chesney’s #9 with Life On A Rock, the album which feaures “Pirate Flag” and current single “When I See This Bar” and has sold 293k to date. Taylor Swift is at #10 with 3.7 million-seller RED (which features a mixture of Pop and Country radio hits).
Pistol Annies, The Band Perry, LoCash Cowboys Lead Notable Albums this week with Green River Ordinance and LoCash Cowboys joining The Swon Brothers as notable debuts.
Pistol Annies Annie Up has now sold nearly 175k with The Band Perry’s Pioneer selling another 8k to bring their totals for the album featuring “DONE.” to 359k total. The final three albums from the chart this week come from newcomers The Swon Brothers, the Oklahoma-based duo who finished in third place on NBC’s fourth season of “The Voice” with their compilation of tracks performed during the season while Texas-based Indie Country/Roots Rock band Green River Ordinance land on our chart with LoCash Cowboys debuting on the chart with their self-titled Average Joes Entertainment debut. The Swon Brothers moved 7k while G.R.O. and LoCash sold 5k each, respectively, last week.
Top 10 Country Albums for The Week of June 26, 2013 with five Notable Albums (SoundScan Top 200 Current Albums Chart Placement)*
*Numbers rounded to nearest thousandth.
Florida Georgia Line
The Band Perry
The Swon Brothers
Green River Ordinance
Hunter Hayes (Encore)
Here’s To The Good Times
Based On A True Story
Now Country 6
Season 4 Collection
Love is Everything
Life On A Rock
Season 4 Collection
Chasing Down The Wind