Ronnie Dunn Lands #1 on Album Sales Chart

With the CMT Music Awards and the CMA Music Fest helping album sales this week, it might come as a surprise to some to see Ronnie Dunn landing the #1 album slot on SoundScan's Top Current Country Albums chart.  Read on to find out how other stars fared!

LW TW Artist Album Sales TW Sales Total
NEW 5 Ronnie Dunn Ronnie Dunn 45,376 45,429
8 7 Jason Aldean My Kinda Party 40,796 1,310,972
6 8 Brad Paisley This Is Country Music 37,668 243,423
NEW 19 Randy Travis Anniversary Celebration 19,274 19,278
17 20 Zac Brown Band You Get What You Give 17,655 968,714

Taylor Swift, fresh off a Video of the Year win at the CMT Music Awards finds herself sitting at #6 on the Top Current Country Albums chart provided by SoundScan this week.  She’s now sold nearly 3.5 million copies of the album as she’s also approaching platinum sales status for “Mean,” the latest and most well-received single to date.  The Band Perry’s self-titled album sits next and has now scanned nearly 600,000 copies as “You Lie” looks close to giving the family trio a second consecutive chart-topping single.  Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now may not be giving the trio any new hits but it’s still racking up the sales and now sits at 3.53 million copies sold as Rascal Flatts and Alison Krauss round out the Top 10 album sales, giving half of the Top 10 country albums this week to bands. 

LW TW Artist Album Sales TW Sales Total
20 22 Taylor Swift Speak Now 17,221 3,468,057
37 31 The Band Perry The Band Perry 12,605 592,581
39 42 Lady Anthebellum Need You Now 10,873 3,532,706
34 45 Rascal Flatts Nothing Like This 10,289 865,016
49 47 Alison Krauss/Union Station Paper Airplane 8,060 224,808

Kenny Chesney’s Hemingway’s Whiskey leads off the #11-15 section of the Top Current Country Albums chart this week.  He’s now sold nearly 840,000 copies while Blake Shelton sits right behind him with Loaded…The Best of Blake Shelton having scanned nearly 300,000 copies as Blake gets ready to drop Red River Blue in early July (we think he’ll sell around 200k of that album the first week out, largely due to The Voice and his growing media profile).  Sara Evans Stronger is next with nearly 215,000 copies scanned since being released earlier this year. It’ll be interesting to see how her cover of Rod Stewart’s 80s pop gem “My Heart Can’t Tell You No.”  Zac Brown Band’s second album on our rundown this week (of three) has now sold over 2.635 million copies while Colt Ford’s Every Chance I Get is looking like a strong bet to end up selling around what his debut Ride Through The Country has sold. 


LW TW Artist Album Sales TW Sales Total
59 50 Kenny Chesney  Hemingway's Whiskey 8,699 839,504
56 54 Blake Shelton Loaded…Best of Blake… 8,161 289,071
53 60 Sara Evans Stronger 7,585 214,661
64 68 Zac Brown Band The Foundation 7,014 2,635,235
66 73 Colt Ford Every Chance I Get 6,248 58,257

Miranda Lambert’s Revolution rounds out the #16-20 portion of our chart rundown this week and while it looks like the Pistol Annies will be releasing a single, Miranda is looking ready to move onto a new album herself.  She’s now sold 1.33 million copies of Revolution, her best-selling album to date.  Sugarland’s The Incredible Machine scanned past the one million copy mark this week while “Tonight” continues to move up the charts.  The duo is followed by Aaron Lewis.  His R&J Records album Town Line now has sold nearly 165,000 copies.  Tim McGraw’s Number One Hits, which may or may not be his final Curb Records album as an active artist on the label, has now sold over 372,000 copies while Thompson Square, who experienced a huge fan sing-a-long during their short CMA Music Festival set, have now sold over 180,000 copies of their Self-titled album while “I Got You” hits the Top 30 in just 5 weeks on the charts. 

LW TW Artist Album Sales TW Sales Total
74 80 Miranda Lambert Revolution 5,803 1,331,498
92 87 Sugarland The Incredible Machine 5,455 1,003,723
86 89 Aaron Lewis  Town Line 5,325 164,725
71 90 Tim McGraw Number One Hits 5,205 372,803
97 92 Thompson Square Thompson Square 5,089 180,396

Our interesting albums section begins with Tiger Army’s Nick 13 and his self-titled collection of retro country tunes.  Nick 13 is followed-up by Billy Currington’s Enjoy Yourself.  Keith Urban has the CMT Awards to thank for a massive rebound on the SoundScan Top 200 Current Albums chart this week and he’s now oh, so close to having scanned 600,000 copies of “Get Closer.”  Brantley Gilbert may be on a new album but his previous album contains the Top 40 hit “Country Must Be Country Wide” and fans are finding their way to Halfway To Heaven and have now gotten the album to nearly 120,000 copies sold. Zac Brown Band’s Pass The Jar (now officially a Gold-selling recording/live album), rounds out our chart this week and has now sold over 255,000 copies since being released to market.

LW TW Artist Album Sales TW Sales Total
NEW 121 Nick 13 Nick 13 3,731 3,762
122 123 Billy Currington Enjoy Yourself 3,627 329,489
177 144 Keith Urban Get Closer 3,202 597,993
190 167 Brantley Gilbert Halfway To Heaven 2,890 119,790
191 168 Zac Brown Band Pass The Jar 2,843 255,849

With no real big releases to chart next week (except fringe artist Marc Broussard), we’ll see how these chart #s round out for next week.  As always check back with us to see where the chips fall.