Country Albums Chart Report: March 8, 2016

Chris Stapleton kicks off this week's rundown with a familar place, #1 for his Platinum-certified album TravellerThe star is followed-up by Joey+Rory's final album, Hymns at #2. The album has scold 138k+ in three weeks and could very well return to #1 next week on the heels of Joey Martin Feek's passing last Friday. Old Dominion's Meat and Candy rides the wave of a $3.99 sale at both iTunes and GooglePlay stores to jump to #3, the band's new high water mark for their debut album via RCA Records and Tapes. They've now scanned nearly 80k copies of the album. Sam Hunt's Montevallo sits at #4 with 1.064 million album sales (true scans or downloads) while being certified Double Platinum last week (thanks to high stream numbers). Thomas Rhett's Tangled Up sits at #5 with 318k in true album sales to date.

Top Ten Recap

Carrie Underwood's Storyteller is up to #6 with true album sales nearing 526k to date. Vince Gill's Down To My Last Bad Habit sits at #7 with sales nearing 30k in 3 weeks. Luke Bryan's Kill The Lights sits at #8 with sales over 909k to date. Eric Church's Mr. Misunderstood sits at #9 while Blake Shelton's Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits sits at #10.


We have new notables from Tim McGraw, Chris Young, Little Big Town, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Charles Kelley, Brothers Osborne and new album notes from artists like Chuck Wicks, Soul Circus Cowboys, Cole Taylor, Dave Adkins, Buddy Brown and Gene Watson! See the entire notable chart at the link below!

Top 5 Country Albums: March 7, 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 34,000 991,700
2 Joey+Rory Hymns 32,400 138,300
3 Old Dominion Meat And Candy 10,200 79,900
4 Sam Hunt Montevallo 8,800 1,063,600
5 Thomas Rhett Tangled Up 7,300 318,200

Read the entire Top 10 and Notable Albums list here


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