“Crash My Party” falls to all-genre #2 but still dominates Country Sales Chart. Alabama & Friends debuts at #8 All-genre with strong first week sales.
Crash My Party keeps Luke Bryan at the top of the Country Album sales chart for another week (and he’s likely to stay there one more week until a string of new albums come out virtually all weeks through the holidays). Sitting at #2 is Alabama’s tribute album Alabama & Friends the album moved a very strong 32,000 copies last week on the strength of strong covers from Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts, Trisha Yearwood and of course Luke Bryan, among others. Rounding out the Top 5 are Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton and Luke’s last chart-topping album Tailgates and Tanlines. it has now sold over 2.1 million albums.
Darius Rucker rides sale at multiple stores to garner a bump up this week’s chart, joined by Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves’ strong move back into the Top 10.
Darius Rucker’s up a couple of slots with his 15 week old True Believers album. The album has now moved 341,000 copies while #7 album Red from Taylor Swift, has moved 3.8 million copies. SSitting at #8 is Jason Aldean’s 1.4 million-seller, Night Train. #9 houses Hunter Hayes’ Platinum-selling Hunter Hayes (ENCORE!) while Kacey Musgrages Same Trailer Different Park rides a special album sale online with sales incerases of 98% over last week (nearly double what she sold the week before. Sales are now over 209k for one of Country Music’s most-praised albums of the year.
The Lacs and George Strait lead Notable ablums while Sundy Best debuts in our rundown with their E1 Entertainment debut.
They scored a huge success last week with a #13 debut and now this week The Lacs are back in the Top 11 of the Country music world with their third Average Joes Entertainment album Keep It Redneck.KThe duo from South Georgia have sold 22k copies in two weeks without any mainstream exposure (outside of our notes on Roughstock). George Srait’s Love Is Everything makes the notable return this week thanks to a 39% sales increase for the album which features the superstar’s 60th #1 hit “Give It All We Got Tonight.” Brett Eldredge is looking soon to release a new single from Bring You Back and while it’s down to a couple songs (we think “Beat Of The Music” will be the choice), he’s riding high with sales at 44k for a month on the sales chart. Vince Gill and Paul Franklin’s 5 week old Bakersfield moved over 2,000 more copies this week to bring sales to 29k without anything outside of critical praise for the tribute to The Bakersfield Sound. Finally, indie acoustic Country duo Sundy Best debut with Door Without A Screen moving 2,000 copies. It is the duo’s bigger label debut with E1 Music.
Top 10 Country Albums for The Week of September 4, 2013 with five Notable Albums (SoundScan Top 200 Current Albums Chart Placement)*
*Numbers rounded to nearest thousandth.
Florida Georgia Line
Vince Gill/Paul Franklin
Crash My Party
Alabama And Friends
Here’s To The Good Times
Based On A True Story
Tailgates & Tanlines
Hunter Hayes (Encore)
Same Trailer Different Park
Keep It Redneck
Love Is Everything
Bring You Back
Door Without A Screen