Country Album Sales Report: October 8, 2014

Superstar Blake Shelton debuts at #1, see where Lady Antebellum and Lucinda Williams debut.

While Blake Shelton's Bringing Back The Sunshine didn't match his career high of 200k albums sold with Based On A True Story... last year, the album did still sell over 100k copies last week to make it the #1 album in the USA. At #2 is Lady Antebellum's latest 747. It, too, didn't sell as many copies as previous album Golden or even approach the nearly 500k start for Need You Now when it was released in early 2010. Last week's #1 debut, Kenny Chesney's The Big Revival sits at #3 this week with sales now at 168k in those two weeks. George Strait's three week old live album The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Field has now sold 87k copies, which is a strong sales number for a live recording. Rounding out the Top 5 is Tim McGraw with Sundown Heaven Town. He's sold 107k copies in three weeks on the chart.

Top Ten Recap

Everyone's still wanting to Crash Luke Bryan's Party as the Crash My Party album sits at #6 with another 9k fans taking home the album. rising from #10 to #7 is Alabama's Angels Among Us: Hymns And Gospel Favorites. The album has a deluxe version available at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores. Lee Brice's I Don't Dance sits at #8 with 70k sold to date while at #9 is Brantley Gilbert's Just As I Am. Rounding out the Top 10 is Florida Georgia Line's Here's To The Good Times. Next week their sophomore project Anything Goes hits stores.

Notable Album Recap

Lucinda Williams' Down Where The Spirits..., her first self-released album (via Thirty Tigers), has debuted in the Top 15 of the all genre chart, the Billboard Hot 200 Albums chart. The double album from the Americana stalwart scanned 20k in its first week on the charts. Garth Brooks' The Ultimate Hits continues its renaissance as a physical piece of media in stores while Dustin Lynch's Where It's At surpasses the 50k albums scanned mark in one month on the charts. Cole Swindell's self-titled debut has now scanned nearly 252k albums to date. Rounding out our rundown is the weekly look at Scotty McCreery's See You Tonight.

Next week, we'll see the arrival of Jason Aldean's Old Boots, New Dirt and maybe Old Dominion's self-titled EP, among other new releases. As always come back here to see where the albums land!

Top 5 Country Albums - October 08, 2014*

*Top 5 Country Album Chart Numbers rounded to nearest thousand.

Top 200 Artist Album Sales Total
1 Blake Shelton Bringing Back The Sunshine 10,100 101,000
2 Lady Antebellum 747 74,000 74,000
6 Kenny Chesney The Big Revival 39,000 168,000
22 George Strait Cowboy Rides Away Live 14,000 87,000
26 Tim McGraw Sundown HeavenTown 13,000 107,000

Read the entire Top 10 and Notable Albums list here


  • Laney

    Where is Miranda Lambert's CD? Once again she is not included. Funny since Miranda out sold Blake, Kenny, Tim, etc. for first week sales. Was #1 country CD for weeks and in all genre top ten for weeks. She is also currently in the top 50 cds in the country according to HITS Daily Double. Anyway can ya include her since she is really the only country female artist out there and a few of us would like to know about her. Thanks