The Country Albums Chart Report For September 14, 2015

With no major new releases, the Top 10 of the chart remains exactly the same as last week with only two album swapping slots.

Luke Bryan's Kill The Lights holds on at #1 this week with scanned sales surpassing 500k (Gold) and sales for Zac Brown Band's Jekyll+Hyde, making it the best-selling album originally released in the USA in 2015. Sam Hunt's Montevallo is at #2 with 746k scanned to date (and one of only 4 albums to be on the Top 30 of the Billboard 200 all of 2015).  Maddie & Tae slide one to #3 with Start Here. The duo has now scanned 31k in two weeks on the charts. Zac Brown Band's Jekyll+Hyde is at #4 with 6k scanned, bringing their sales to nearly 521k while Eric Church's Platinum-certified The Outsiders sits at #6 with another 6.4k buying the record this week.

Top Ten Recap

Sitting at #6 this week is Elvis Presley's latest compilation, Elvis Forever. In one month on the charts the album has scanned over 56k while Kip Moore's Wild Ones is at #7 with 48k scanned in three weeks. Florida Georgia Line's Anything Goes is at #8 with Little Big Town's Pain Killer at #9 (344k scanned to date) while Alan Jackson's latest Angels & Alcohol remains in the Top 10 with nearly 108k 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 33,800 529,600
2 Sam Hunt Montevallo 10,700 746,200
3 Maddie & Tae Start Here 7,100 30,900
4 Zac Brown Band Jekyll+Hyde 6,400 520,700
5 Eric Church The Outsiders 6,400 1,070,500

Read the entire Top 10 and Notable Albums list here