Country Album Chart Report: May 5, 2016

With sales of 1.25 million in 51 weeks on this chart, Chris Stapleton's Traveller remains the best-selling album of both 2015 and this week. Sitting at #2 is Sturgill Simpson's A Sailor's Guide To Earth, A record which opened up with nearly 53,000 albums sold last week to earn Sturgill his first #1 on this chart. Sitting at #3 is Joey+Rory's Hymns project, a project that might very well land a Gold RIAA certification by the time 2016 is over. At #4 is Sam Hunt's 1.2 million seller Montevallo. Rounding out the Top 5 this week is Luke Bryan's Kill The Lights. The record is nearing the Platinum certification level for scans but is already likely there with scan+streaming metrics added in.

Top Ten Recap

Eric Church's Mr. Misunderstood is next with sales of 363k to date while Thomas Rhett's Tangled Up is at #7 with sales at 366k to date. Carrie Underwood's Gold-certified Storyteller is at #8 while Tim McGraw's Damn Country Music at #9 and Chris Young's I'm Comin' Over with 193k to date.


We have a notable rundown that includes the Next 5 of albums from Wheel Walker Jr, FGL, Old Dominion, Zac Brown Band and Blake Shelton. Also find out where icons Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard stand along with Kelsea Ballerini, Brett Eldredge and the latest newcomers, Josh Kelley and Marie Osmond.

Top 5 Country Albums: May 2, 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 25,200 1,253,000
2 Sturgill Simpson A Sailor's Guide To Earth 13,400 66,000
3 Joey+Rory Hymns 11,400 339,500
4 Sam Hunt Montevallo 7,900 1,118,100
5 Luke Bryan Kill The Lights 7,400 951,700

Read the entire Top 10 and Notable Albums list here


  • Charles Brown

    Hello Matt thanks for the weekly update on the country albums. I have one question this use to appear on Tuesday now it is on Thursday or Friday and sometimes it might miss a week. Will this continue to be weekly? One reason that I am so interested now is because of Loretta Lynn's Full Circle Album. Thank You