Country Albums Chart Report: November 8, 2016

We get to see a plethora of new albums -- including Christmas albums and the "Forever Country" celebration (pictured) of the 50th Edition of the CMA Awards.

With nearly 89,000 albums sold, Kenny Chesney debuts at #1 with Cosmic Halleujah. The album is followed on this chart by Brett Eldredge's new Christmas project, Glow. Eldredge sold 14k copies of Glow and has an early lead for best-selling country Christmas project (a fight likely to be held between him and Chris Young's It Must Be Christmas and the Garth Brooks/Trisha Yearwood duets album). Keith Urban's Ripcord benefits from the CMA Awards sales bump with sales now over 312k to date. Chris Stapleton's Traveller has moved 1.638k+ to date while Cole Swindell's second Down Home Sessions EP debuts at #5.

Top Ten Recap

Jimmy Buffett's Christmas project Tis The Season debuts at #6 with 10k purchasing the yuletide fre while Maren Morris' Hero debuts at #7 while Thomas Rhett's Tangled Up benefits from both a new Deluxe edition and the CMA sales bump while Jason Aldean's They Don't Know sits at #9. Carrie Underwood's Storyteller  -- too -- earned a post-CMA Awards bump.


Notables include debuts from Kip Moore, Frank Foster's latest indie effort Good Country Music, Christmas album debuts from Jennifer Nettles and Kacey Musgraves, debuts from Jordan Rager, Midland, and Trent Tomlinson along with looks at Post-CMA Awards sales bumps from stars like Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, Old Dominion, Dan+Shay, Brothers Osborne and more!

Top 5 Country Albums: November 7, 2016

Note: The Top 5 Country Album Chart Numbers are rounded to nearest hundred albums sold.
CNTRY Artist Album Week Total Scans
1 Kenny Chesney Cosmic Halleujah 79,600 79,600
2 Brett Eldredge Glow 14,100 14,100
3 Keith Urban Ripcord 12,900 312,000
4 Chris Stapleton Traveller 12,300 1,638,600
5 Cole Swindell Down Home Sessions 10,700 10,700

Read the entire Top 10 and Notable Albums list here


  • acapellaluv

    Hi Matt, . Happy that Home Free's: Billboard #47 -'Full Of Cheer' Album is back this year ! & ITunes #42 - Top Holiday Albums: 'Full Of Cheer-DLXE' is back ! ITunes #9 Top Holiday Songs: "How Great Thou Art" - (Viral - 4.2 Mill. YT vws in 12 days! It's incredible)! They'll 're-release' an expanded version of 'Full Of (Even More) Cheer' +2 add'l songs w/new baritone, Nov. 11 ! . Thx for the updates on Home Free, they were awesome opening for Aabama (Country Rebel-great article), killed headlining a sold-out concert @2016 European Country Fest in Austria (where they filmed "How Great") & killed their Viral "God Bless The USA" for 66,[email protected] Stadium Vikings game (b4, biggest crowd [email protected] LP Field- 40,000 - National Anthem/YouTube & sounded awesome...CMA World-great article)!!..THX!! :)