The Country Albums Chart Report for September 8, 2015

Maddie & Tae debut with "Start Here," the album which features "Fly" and "Girl In A Country Song."

Luke Bryan's Kill The Lights holds off Maddie & Tae's debut album to remain at #1 with the rising duo hitting #2 on this week's chart with his critically-acclaimed Start Here debuting with nearly 24k albums scanned for the #2 debut on The Country Albums Chart Report this week. Sam Hunt's Montevallo is at #3 with 736k scanned to date (and one of only 4 albums to be on the Top 30 of the Billboard 200 all of 2015). Zac Brown Band's Jekyll+Hyde is at #4with 8k scanned, bringing them their Gold certification eligibility while Eric Church's Platinum-certified The Outsiders sits at #5 with another 8.3k buying the record this week.

Top Ten Recap

Sitting at #6 this week is Elvis Presley's latest compilation, Elvis Forever. In 3 weeks the album has scanned over 52k while Kip Moore's Wild Ones is at #7 with 43k scanned in two weeks. Florida Georgia Line's Anything Goes is at #8 with Little Big Town's Pain Killer at #9 (340k scanned to date) while Alan Jackson's latest Angels & Alcohol remains in the Top 10 with 104.4k scanned to date.


Notables include news about the latest from Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Brantley Gilbert, Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean, Chase Rice, the debut of the Mud Digger #6 series, Chris Stapleton, Old Dominion, and "Tomatoes" Kacey Musgraves, Cam, Reba, Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood and more!

Top 5 Country Albums: August 31, 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 38,000 495,700
2 Maddie & Tae Start Here 23,800 23,800
3 Sam Hunt Montevallo 13,300 735,600
4 Zac Brown Band Jekyll+Hyde 8,300 514,200
5 Eric Church The Outsiders 8,300 1,064,200

Read the entire Top 10 and Notable Albums list here



  • acapellaluv

    *** Headphones, turned WAY up, of course!! ...... :)

  • acapellaluv

    Hi Matt! Reminder, Home Free's releasing a brand new album: COUNTRY EVOLUTION on 9/18 !!! The new songs/vids on YOU TUBE are AWESOME!! "ELVIRA" -feat. The Oak Ridge Boys, "HOUSE PARTY", "FISHIN' IN THE DARK /BOONDOCKS" ... Their original: "GOOD OL' COUNTRY HARMONY 9-6-2015" (sung live, for the 1st time) is sooo good!!....BUT.......You've NEVER heard the a cappella version of the next song, sung like this before: ********** "9 TO 5 DOLLY PARTON 9-6-2015" ********* (1st time, sung live)....It was AH-MAZING!...... :) :)