Eli Young Band and David Nail Debut Top 5, EYB hits Top 5 All-Genres with 10,000 Towns. Kevin Fowler, Sundy Best and Dallas Smith also make debuts with new albums.
With 36k sold, Eli Young Band debuts at #1 for the first time in their career with 10,000 Towns. The album features “Dust” and “Drunk Last Night.” At #2 is last week’s #2 album, Eric Church’s month old album The Outsiders. He’s moved 435k albums in that time frame and the album is already eligible for Gold certification (there are more than 70k copies of this album in brick and mortar stores). at #3 this week is David Nail’s I’m A Fire. The 23k is a career high debut for David with The Sound of a Million Dreams hitting #8 and moving 13k in 2011. David’s #13 All-genre debut also bests his #50 debut for Million Dreams. Dierks Bentley’s RISER, the #1 album last week, slides to #4 this week with Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party at #5
Cole Swindell, Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line in Top 10 with Kevin Fowler debuting at #9 with How Country Are Ya?.
Florida Georgia Line’s Here’s To The Good Times has moved another 13k to bring the record to 1.69 million albums to date. At #7 is Cole Swindell with his self-titled album moving another 13k to bring sales to 96k in 3 weeks. At #8 is Blake Shelton’s Based On a True Story at #9 with 1.17 million sold to date. Hitting a career high at #9 with How Country Are Ya? is Kevin Fowler. The album moved 5k in its first week and also scored him a career high at #66 on the All-genre Top 200 album chart from SoundScan.
Sundy Best, Dallas Smith, Scotty McCreery, Cassadee Pope, and Danielle Bradbery lead the notable albums this week.
Sundy Best moved a strong 5,000 albums its first week out, without the benefit of major airplay. We feel that Bring Up The Sun is one of the year’s best albums while Zac Brown Band’s most-recent album Uncaged gains 42% in sales this week to bring the Platinum album onto this roundup. Next, we find Scotty McCreery’s See You Tonight. It moved another 3k to bring sales to 211k RTD. George Strait’s Love Is Everything re-enters the chart this week with a 60% sales increase over last week and sales now at 395k. Finally, we round-up our rundown with three albums which failed to hit the Hot 200 Albums chart but are still worth noting, Dallas Smith’s USA debut, the Tippin’ Point EP, Danielle Bradbery with her self-titled album and Cassadee Pope’s Frame By Frame.
Albums not charted but worth mentioning inclue Brad Paisley’s Wheelhouse. It’s now moved 295k to date while Gary Allan’s Set You Free has moved 358k to date. Finally, 12 Stories from Brandy Clark has now sold over 25k since being released, a nice number for a small label album without radio hits.
Top 10 Country Albums for The Week of March 12, 2014 with 6 Notable Albums (SoundScan Top 200 Current Albums Chart Placement)*
*Numbers rounded to nearest thousandth.
Eli Young Band
Florida Georgia Line
Zac Brown Ban
I’m A Fire
Crash My Party
Here’s To The Good Times
Based On A Tue Story…
How Country Are Ya?
Bring Up The Sun
See You Tonight
Love Is Everything
Tippin’ Point EP
Frame By Frame