Outpacing the competition,Jason Aldean leads the way with four nominations for this year’s 2011 CMT MUSIC AWARDS, it was announced this morning live on the “Today” show by CMT’s Evan Farmer and hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb.
For the fourth week of 2011 album sales, country music sales remain strong this week with many of the albums on our Top 20 retaining sales levels or - in the case of a few - gaining strongly. Click above to find out how your favorite albums fared.
Taylor Swift once again is the #1 selling artist in America (and thus the world) with her third album Speak Now. But the real story is how all but one country album on the SoundScan Hot 200 albums chart experienced a strong sales increase due to holiday sales.
With sales strong across all genres this Christmas shopping season, Taylor Swift managed to sell more than a quarter of a million albums to get back the top-selling slot in America for Speak Now. Let's check out how 35 other country albums fared this week!
Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and Sugarland were 1-3 on this week's SoundScan Hot 200 Albums Chart with five more taking up the Top 20 this week and 10 out of the best-selling 22 albums in the USA belonged to country music artists.