Country Album Chart Report for August 11, 2015

With no new albums this week, Sam Hunt rides a digital album sale on iTunes and returns to #1 with Montevallo. The album has now sold 680k to date. Alan Jackson has the #2 slot with Angels & Alcohol. The album has sold 76k in 3 weeks. Thanks to that iTunes sale, Zac Brown Band's Greatest Hits...So Far sits at #3 with their Jekyll+Hyde  sitting at #4. Rounding out the Top 5 is Jason Isbell with Something More Than Free. He's sold nearly 65 thousand copies of this latest project to date.

Top Ten Recap

Sitting at #6 is Eric Church's The Outsiders for another week while Little Big Town's Pain Killer is at #7. Chase Rice's Ignite The Night is up to #8 thanks to the iTunes Sale. At #9 is Jason Aldean with Old Boots, New Dirt with Florida Georgia Line's Anything Goes is at #10.


Notables include news about the latest from Easton Corbin, Luke Bryan, Chase Rice, the Now That's What I Call Country #8 series, Big & Rich, Lee Brice, Old Dominion, Willie & Merle and "Tomatoes" Cam, Reba, Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood and more!

Top 5 Country Albums: August 11, 2015

  • Top 5 Country Album Chart Numbers rounded to nearest hundred albums sold.
CNTRY Artist Album Week Total Scans
1 Sam Hunt Montevallo 12,900 680,000
2 Alan Jackson Angels & Alcohol 12,200 76,100
3 Zac Brown Band Greatest Hits...So Far 9,800 194,000
4 Zac Brown Band Jekyll+Hyde 8,700 472,600
5 Jason Isbell Something More Than Free 8,700 64,500

Read the entire Top 10 and Notable Albums list here


  • Brian Cole

    This is also noteworthy for the singles discussion (not posted when I wrote this), as this greatly increases the chances of a successful Country to Mainstream radio crossover for Sam Hunt's. But this helps "Montevallo" on the BB 200 chart too. Hunt's "House Party" debuted on Spotify's Top 50 two days ago at #49, and has risen 49-45-41. This will help "Montevallo" on the BB 200 (includes On-Demand Streaming, not Video Streaming), and should get it over the barriers that blocked "Take Your Time's" ascent at Top 40 Radio. Neither TYT or "Girl Crush" ever made it onto ST50 chart. "21" did for one day. But you really have to go back to 2014, when FGL had two songs, "Dirt" and "This Is How We Roll" (with Luke Bryan, aided by remix with Jason Derulo) and Jason Aldean's "Burning It Down" (should've been sent for crossover given sales and streaming) was on the ST50 for a few weeks. And Luke Bryan had three songs from 2013's"Crash My Party" reach the ST50: title track, "That's My Kind Of Night," and "Play It Again" (2014) (the latter two could've/should've been crossovers, but we've been there already). Also, Hunt's"House Party" is also uptempo, which is more like what Top 40 virtually demands or otherwise demands you provide a remix. I think Hunt could really have a big hit with HP. It should easily win Streaming Gainer on BB's HCS Chart next week. And the streaming will help it climb on the Hot 100, which held back TYT and GC even with good sales and airplay numbers. Only "Cruise" has done really well on streaming (Top 5 On Demand and Overall) thanks in large part to the Nelly remix, and that's why FGL made it up to #4 on the Hot 100 with Cruise.