Country Album Chart Report for August 24, 2015

Luke Bryan holds onto #1 while Pat Green makes his debut with "Home" and scores a Top 5 finish. Get the full scoop on the Top 10 Country Albums with notables here!

With stiff competition on the Billboard 200 Albums chart in the way of the Dr. Dre's much-hyped Apple Music/iTunes exclusive Compton (soundtrack for the Straight Outta Compton film), Luke Bryan held Dre off with his latest album Kill The Lights to remain at #1 on the all-genre chart (a resurgent Ed Sheeran X even outsold the popular film soundtrack). Luke has now scanned nearly 404k in just two weeks. A new Elvis compilation, Elvis Forever is at #2 with 27k scanned. At #3 is Sam Hunt's Montevallo. He's now scanned 708k copies of his debut record. Zac Brown Band's Jekyll+Hyde is at #4 with 494k scanned while Pat Green debuts at #5 with 9k fans taking home the album Home in the first week it was for sale.

Top Ten Recap

Sitting at #6 this week is Eric Church's The Outsiders with Alan Jackson's Angels & Alcohol at #7. Sitting at #8 is Jason Isbell's Something More Than Free. The album has scanned 82k to date. Little Big Town's Pain Killer is at 329k while Anything Goes from Florida Georgia Line sits at #10 with 740k scanned to date.


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

Top 5 Country Albums: August 24, 2015

  • Top 5 Country Album Chart Numbers rounded to nearest hundred albums sold.
CNTRY Artist Album Week Total Scans
1 Luke Bryan Kill The Lights 83,400 403,800
2 Elvis Presley Elvis Forever 27,100 27,100
3 Sam Hunt Montevallo 14,100 708,000
4 Zac Brown Band Jekyll+Hyde 10,200 493,900
5 Pat Green Home 8,900 8,900

Read the entire Top 10 and Notable Albums list here


  • Brian Cole

    Luke Bryan's "Crash My Party" finally crossed 2.5 million! If his label had put in a little more effort trying to crossover Play It Again (unsolicited airplay at Hot AC/Adult Top 40) and That's My Kind Of Night, CMP would have passed 3 million.

  • acapellaluv

    Hi Matt! Thx for the love on Home Free/ORB's incredible "ELVIRA"!!! ****** WELL.. THEY DID IT AGAIN!...per USA TODAY 4/28/15 they rlsd awesome FISHIN' IN THE DARK/ BOONDOCKS MASH-UP!!! Can't wait for the new CD, espec. 'Seven Bridges Road' & new originals!! . YOU TUBE: Home Free Fair 8/19/15 Tim blows sound system! HILARIOUS! (Sound is bad, from the side) :)

  • Michael Rice

    Hey Matt, any updates on Tim McGraw's Sundown Heaven Town sales? Haven't been able to find any recent news for awhile on the numbers.