Country Album Chart Report: October 5, 2015

George Strait, Don Henley, Clint Black, Mac McAnally and Thomas Rhett make their debut on this week's chart

Just like last week, three of this week's Top 5 albums are new releases but unlike last week, all three of these releases are positioned 1, 2, 3. Don Henley's highly-promoted Cass County debuts in the pole position with 87,500 copies sold in the first week, a little over 5k more than George Strait's Cold Beer Conversation sold in its first week (which is remarkable given that it was only at Apple Music, Walmart and the Nashville Pop-up store). Strait's album sold 82,700 while Henley's album is his back to his roots (he is from Texas) collection of music and it's also the first solo album since 2000's Inside Job. Strait only announced his album 3 days before the record hit stores. At #3 is Thomas Rhett's sophomore album Tangled Up. The album sold roughly 27,000 more copies than Rhett's debut It Goes Like This did in its first week for a total of nearly 63,000 copies sold. At #4 is Luke Bryan's Kill The Lights. It has now scanned nearly 604,000 copies to date. Sam Hunt's Montevallo sits at #5 with 772,600 scanned to date.

Top Ten Recap

Sitting at #6 is last week's #2 album, Alabama's Southern Drawl. The album has scanned 28,500 in two weeks while Brett Eldredge sits at #7 with his sophomore album Illinois. The Eldredge album has scanned 60,000 copies to date. Zac Brown Band sits at #11 with 537,100 scanned to date while Eric Church is at #9 with his Platinum certified The Outsiders. Sitting at #10 this week is Florida Georgia Line with over 768,000 copies scanned to date.


Notables include news about the latest from Maddie & Tae, Alan Jackson, Turnpike Troubadours, Jason Isbell, Chase Rice, Kacey Musgraves, Cam, Reba, Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood and more! Clint Black's On Purpose, Roger Creager's Gulf Coast Time, Kenny Rogers Once Again It's Christmas, Mac McAnally's AKA Nobody and Kane Brown's Closer all debut on the chart this week.

Top 5 Country Albums: September 22, 2015

  • Top 5 Country Album Chart Numbers rounded to nearest hundred albums sold.
CNTRY Artist Album Week Total Scans
1 Don Henley Cass County 87,500 87,500
2 George Strait Cold Beer Conversation 82,700 82,700
3 Thomas Rhett Tangled Up 62,900 62,900
4 Luke Bryan Kill The Lights 19,400 603,800
5 Sam Hunt Montevallo 8,600 772,600

Read the entire Top 10 and Notable Albums list here