Country Album Chart Report For December 24, 2014

Garth Brooks leads the final Pre-Christmas sales numbers for 2014. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

After one week away from #1, Garth Brooks' Man Against Machine has returned to #1 with 81k physical albums sold (he's not reporting GhostTunes #s for his own album). Carrie Underwood's Greatest Hits Decade #1 is at #2 with 160k total scans (which means she's at 320k for RIAA Gold purposes as double discs quicker certifications). Jason Aldean's Old Boots, New Dirt is at #3 with scanned sales over 703k (It's certified Platinum). The Gold-certified Anything Goes from Florida Georgia Line has now scanned 467k to date. George Strait's The Cowboy Rides Away live set sits at #5 with 256k scanned to date (which is remarkable for a live album recording).

Top Ten Recap

Darius Rucker's Home For The Holidays is at #6 and has now sold 151k in its time on the charts. Luke Bryan's Crash My Party is at #7 with sales nearly 2.3 million scanned. Blake Shelton's Bringing Back The Sunshine is next and has scanned 266k to date. Kenny Chesney's The Big Revival surpassed the 300k scanned mark while Miranda Lambert's Platinum is at #10 with 586k scanned to date.

The Next 5/Notables

Sam Hunt's Montevallo leads "The Next 5" with 192k to date while Elvis Presley's It's Christmas is next with sales now at 1.67m to date. Next, we have  the Duck The Halls collection from Duck Dynasty's Robertson family. it has now scanned 807k and is certified Platinum. Tim McGraw's Sundown Heaven has scanned 199k with Zac Brown Band's Greatest Hits...So Far at 76k while Eric Church's The Outsiders will undoubtedly end 2014 as the year's best-selling country album but it will likely eventually be passed by Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert and maybe Miranda Lambert, Garth Brooks and Carrie Underwood over time. The album has scanned 800k and was certified Platinum last week. Blake Shelton's Cheers, It's Christmas has scanned 598k while Gilbert has scanned 694k copies of Just As I Am.
Thank you for reading our charts every week! We hope you have a fantastic Christmas, Chanukah or other holiday season! Happy Holidays!

Top 5 Country Albums - December 24, 2014

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


CNTRY Artist Album Week Total Scans
1 Garth Brooks Man Against Machine 81,000 454,000
2 Carrie Underwood Greatest Hits: Decade #1 66,000 160,000
3 Jason Aldean Old Boots, New Dirt 52,000 703,000
4 Florida Georgia Line Anything Goes 35,000 467,000
5 George Strait The Cowboy Rides Away 26,000 256,000

Read the entire Top 10 and Notable Albums list here



  • Brian Cole

    Billboard said Brooks' Ghost Tunes website was stuck on Beta and not working. I am not a fan, so I have no reason to check it out. Others may want to look, since that would explain why he's not reporting sales from Ghost Tunes, because there haven't been any.

  • acapellaluv

    Wish you would do more than the top 10 +5...I'm trying to track my fav. band Home Free's albums/singles, whether charting higher or lower...Just wondered why your list is so short?