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Country Album Chart News: The Week of September 25, 2013: Justin Moore, Chris Young lead 5 country artists in all genre Top 10

By: Matt Bjorke

Last Updated: September 25, 2013 2:09 PM

Justin Moore sells nearly 100,000 albums to score second-consecutive #1 Country album on SoundScan Top 200 Albums chart. Country Music albums make up half of Top 10 albums as Chris Young and Billy Currington also debut in Top 10.

Justin Moore has scored his best week in album sales thus far into his career with his debut album Off The Beaten Path. The album debuts at #2 on the all-genre chart wih sales of 97k, an amount that gets him one-fifth of the way to Gold certification, a mark which the rising star has achieved on each of his first two albums. Debuting at #3 on the all-genre chart is Chris Young with A.M.. Another rising Country star, Young has hit the highest spot on this chart in his career and ties the Country album chart debut mark of 22k. He sold 57k copies of the album featuring “Aw Naw” this week.

The previous 4 week #1, Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party, is at #6 with sales of 47k while last week’s chart-topping album, Keith Urban’s Fuse, slides to #8 and now has sold 129k in 2 weeks (31k this week). Finally, this week’s Country Music Top 5 is rounded out by Billy Currington’s latest album, We Are Tonight. The album, which features the Gold-selling hit “Hey Girl,” sold 26k in the debuting week.

Florida Georgia Line’s Platinum Here’s To The Good Times Leads 2nd Half of Top 10 Albums Chart

They’re multi-award nominees at this year’s upcoming CMA Awards and now Florida Georgia Line’s also ready to unleash the first ballad in their career from this week’s #6 album Here’s To The Good Times. The new single “Stay” follows multi-week #1 hits “Cruise” “Get Your Shine On” and “Round Here.” Right behind FGL is Sheryl Crow’s Feels Like Home, last week’s #3 album. Crow’s labelmate Blake Shelton is next with Based On A True Story. Sitting at #9 is Jason Aldean’s Night Train. Rounding out the Top 10 is Taylor Swift’s RED.

Notable albums include Alabama & Friends, Hard 2 Love, Hunter Hayes/Encore, Same Trailer Different Park and High Cotton: A Tribute TO Alabama.

This week’s notables starts with Alabama & Friends, the multi-artist major label artist compilation toasting Alabama and ends with High Cotton: A Tribute To Alablama, a collection which is from indie and Americana genre aritsts toasting Alabama. In between these albums we find Hunter Hayes’ self-titled platinum-certified debut, Lee Brice’s Gold-eligible Hard 2 Love and Kacey Musgraves’ CMA Awards nominated Same Trailer Different Park.

Top 10 Country Albums for The Week of September 25, 2013 with five Notable Albums (SoundScan Top 200 Current Albums Chart Placement)*

*Numbers rounded to nearest thousandth.

LW

00

00

04

01

00

15

07

34

46

50

44

73

132

122

TW

02

03

06

08

10

17

22

38

45

55

64

78

133

168

000

Artist

Justin Moore

Chris Young

Luke Bryan

Keith Urban

Billy Currington

Florida Georgia Line

Sheryl Crow

Blake Shelton

Jason Aldean

Taylor Swift

Alabama & Friends

Hunter Hayes

Lee Brice

Kacey Musgraves

Various

Album

Off The Beaten Path

A.M.

Crash My Party

Fuse

We Are Tonight

Here’s To The Good Times

Feels Like Home

Based On A True Story…

Night Train

RED

Alabama & Friends

Hunter Hayes/Encore

Hard 2 Love

Same Trailer Different Park

High Cotton: Tribute To Alabama

TW

97,000

53,000

47,000

31,000

26,000

18,000

15,000

10,000

8,000

7,000

6,000

5,000

3,000

3,000

1,200

Total

97,000

53,000

947,000

129,000

26,000

1,106,000

51,000

897,000

1,426,000

3,822,000

61,000

979,000

424,000

219,000

1,200

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