Country Albums Chart Report: March 1, 2016

Chris Stapleton leads at #1 while Sister Hazel debuts at #4 with their first country chart project, "Lighters In The Air." See where Sam Riggs latest & Joey+Rory's new Hymns project land this week as well.

After one week outside of the #1 slot so his friends Joey+Rory could hold down fort there, Chris Stapleton returns to #1 with Traveller. Joey+Rory's brilliant Hymns project has crossed the 100k sold mark in its two weeks on the charts (easily the fastest a Country/Hymns project like this has hit that number in quite some time). at #3 this week is Sam Hunt's Montevallo. Debuting at #4 this week is Sister Hazel's Lighter In The Dark and it is the longtime storytelling rock-leaning band's first appearance on this chart. Rounding out the Top 5 is Vince Gill's Down To My Last Bad Habit. Vince has sold nearly 25k copies in two weeks.

Top Ten Recap

Thomas Rhett's Tangled Up sits at #6 with sales now over 311k while Carrie Underwood's Gold Storyteller sits at #7. At #8 is Luke Bryan's Kill The Lights while Little Big Town's Pain Killer is at #9. Rounding out the Top 10 is Eric Church's Mr. Misunderstood.


Sam Riggs's Breathless makes it's debut in the Top 15 while Kane Brown's ep jumps back on this chart. Zac Brown Band, Brothers Osborne, Madde & Tae all are listed in the notables of the chart linked below with the likes of top talent like Ashley Monroe, Jason Isbell, George Strait, Don Henley, Kacey Musgraves and Home Free.

Top 5 Country Albums: February 29, 2016

Note: The Top 5 Country Album Chart Numbers are rounded to nearest hundred albums sold.
CNTRY Artist Album Week Total Scans
1 Chris Stapleton Traveller 43,900 958,000
2 Joey+Rory Hymns 37,000 106,000
3 Sam Hunt Montevallo 12,000 1,054,800
4 Sister Hazel Lighter In The Dark 7,900 8,400
5 Vince Gill Down To My Last Bad Habit 7,500 24,600

Read the entire Top 10 and Notable Albums list here