Eric Church managed to outsell Luke Bryan by just over 300 albums to return to #1 this week as the only major new release was the annual ACM Awards ZinePak preview available at Walmart stores nationwide.
Eric Church is nearly Gold with the wonderful The Outsiders and with no big artist releases this week, he slides past last week’s #1, Luke Bry (by just 300+ copies) to snag the pole position this week. (He has sold 92k in those two weeks.) At #2, of course, is the Digital EP from Luke Bryan, the latest Spring Break EP, Spring Break 6…Like We Ain’t Ever. At #3 is Here’s TO The Good Times from Florida Georgia Line and at #4 is Luke’s standard album Crash My Party. Rounding out the top 5 is the always fun ACM ZinePak! It’s fantastic with fun stories, interviews and more, in additon to two CDs for only $10 (this message brought to you by Roughstock, ha!).
Cole Swindell, Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean, Sara Evans and Blake Shelton round out Top 10 this week.
Cole Swindell’s self-titled debut album sits at #6 for a nother week with sales now at 118k total while sophomore single “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight” rises the charts. At #7 this week is Last week’s #2, Sara Evans’ “Slow Me Down” project. It has now moved 38k in two weeks while Dierks Bentley has sold 100k in one month to hold down #8 this week (the same week the album’s lead single “I Hold On” hits #1 on the airplay charts). at #9 is Jason Aldean’s “Night Train.” The album has now sold over 1.6 million copies since being released in 2012. ACM Album of the Year Nominee Based On A True Story rounds out the Top 10 this week and has sold nearly 1.2 million copies for Blake Shelton. It is the best-selling album of his career to date.
Eli Young Band, Kacey Musgraves, Zac Brown Band, Scotty McCreery, Cassadee Pope, and Danielle Bradbery lead the notable albums this week. JoDee Messina’s “Me” debuts!
Eli Young Band’s 10,000 Towns album leads our notable rundown this week with sales of 50k in three weeks of release. Kacey Musgraves Same Trailer Different Park is next and has sold 384k to date while Zac Brown Band’s Uncaged has moved 1.049 million to date. Jo Dee Messina’s first album outside of Curb Records, Me, sold 2,600 copies in its first week to land a slot on our rundown this week while Taylor swift’s 4x Platinum RED did as well. Finally We have the latest news on Scotty McCreery, Danielle Bradbery and Cassadee Pope’s latest record releases in our chart below.
Top 10 Country Albums for The Week of March 26, 2014 with 6 Notable Albums (SoundScan Top 200 Current Albums Chart Placement)*
*Numbers rounded to nearest thousandth.
Florida Georgia Line
Eli Young Band
Zac Brown Band
Jo Dee Messina
Spring Break 6: Like We…
Here’s To The Good Times
Crash My Party
2014 ACM Awards ZinePak
Slow Me Down
Based On A True Story
Same Trailer Different Park
See You Tonight
Frame By Frame