Top 10 Country Albums: April 8, 2019

This week, the King returns with "Honky Tonk Time Machine" and lands another chart-topping spot. See where Steve Earle, Eli Young Band, Locash, Jake Owen and the Now Country 12 albums all debuted on this week's chart.

The king of country music is back. George Strait has another home run on his hands with the best-selling album debut in country music for all of 2019 thus far. Honky Tonk Time Machine is his 27th #1 album and proved one again why he's called the King. Starting out at #2 with his album Guy, Steve Earle has re-teamed with his band The Dukes for the project which honors Guy Clark. Sitting at #3 is the 12th edition of the Now! That's What I Call Country! series of albums. Luke Combs' This One's For You (Too) sits at #4 while Jake Owen debuts at #5 with Greetings From...Jake, his debut for Big Loud Records (a debut without a physical copy).

Locash debuts at #6 with Brothers, their third album and debut with BBR Music Group's Wheelhouse Records. Chris Stapleton, Kacey Musgraves, Florida Georgia Line and Maren Morris round out the Top 10 with notable albums showcasing Kane Brown, Cody Johnson, Kelsea Ballerini, Ashley McBryde, Brothers Osborne, Mitchell Tenpenny, Carrie Underwood, Loretta Lynn and Eli Young Band, among many others. Below, you'll find the complete rundown.

Place Artist Album Week Total Scans
1 George Strait Honky Tonk Time Machine 43,900 43,900
2 Steve Earle/Dukes GUY 7,800 7,800
3 Various Artists Now Country 12 5,300 5,300
4 Luke Combs This One's For You (Too) 4,100 448,300
5 Jake Owen Greetings From...Jake 4,000 4,000
6 LoCash Brothers 3,800 3,800
7 Chris Stapleton Traveller 3,700 2,471,500
8 Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour 3,300 206,100
9 Florida Georgia Line Can't Say I Ain't Country 3,000 60,500
10 Maren Morris GIRL 2,900 37,600
11 Josh Turner I Serve A Savior 2,400 93,000
12 Carrie Underwood Cry Pretty 2,400 447,100
13 Chris Stapleton From A Room: Vol 2. 2,000 510,600
14 Kane Brown Experiment 1,700 197,100
15 Kane Brown Kane Brown 1,600 518,500
-- Dan + Shay Dan + Shay 1,500 121,700
-- Eric Church Desperate Man 1,400 203,600
-- Jason Aldean Rearview Town 1,200 477,200
-- Brett Young Ticket To L.A. 1,100 57,700
-- Cody Johnson Ain't Nothin' To It 1,000 40,200
-- Luke Bryan What Makes You Country 900 362,800
-- Kelsea Ballerini Unapologetically 900 142,900
-- Ashley McBryde Girl Going Nowhere 900 37,200
-- Eli Young Band This Is Eli Young Band: Greatest 900 900
-- Granger Smith When The Good Guys Win 700 45,200
-- Kenny Chesney Songs For The Saints 600 147,300
-- Brothers Osborne Port Saint Joe 500 82,500
-- Pistol Annies Interstate Gospel 500 70,900
-- jon pardi California Sunrise 500 266,300
-- Morgan Wallen If I Know Me 500 17,200
-- Joey+Rory The Singer & The Song: Best Of 500 19,200
-- John Prine The Tree Of Forgiveness 500 147,200
-- Maren Morris Hero 400 312,500
-- Mitchell Tenpenny Telling All My Secrets 400 27,800
-- Loretta Lynn Wouldn't It Be Great 400 25,700
-- Cole Swindell All Of it 400 96,700
-- Lee Brice Lee Brice 400 44,700
-- Cody Jinks Lifers 400 46,700
-- Brothers Osborne Pawn Shop 300 230,200
-- Dierks Bentley The Mountain 300 187,200
-- Randy Houser Magnolia 300 11,700
-- Keith Urban grafitti U 300 279,100
-- Scotty McCreery Seasons Change 300 94,800
-- Willie Nelson Last Man Standing 200 82,900
-- Blake Shelton Texoma Shore 200 256,700
-- Kid Rock Sweet Southern Sugar 200 184,600
-- Jimmie Allen Mercury Lane 200 13,500
-- Darius Rucker When Was The Last Time 200 123,400
-- Kenny Chesney Live In No Shoes Nation 200 488,800
-- Chris Young Losing Sleep 200 117,000


  • Un-Cultured Swine

    Oh, never mind. They are being published.... they stalled going through

  • Un-Cultured Swine

    @ Matt Bjorke, my comments aren't going through???

  • Un-Cultured Swine

    Why are comments disabled???

  • Fiddle Me This

    @ Courtney from down bellow.... Yes album sales are down if you are just looking at physical sales. Cry Pretty has a massive 450k sales number. Her record label probably just hasn't announced it has gone platinum yet. Platinum is 1 million sales (including streaming and physical). Gold is 500k (in streaming and physical) ...

  • Fiddle Me This

    I'm kind of confused with Jake owen... his album is only available for streaming and downloading? You can't buy a physical album at your local Target or Walmart?? What about a physical album sent to you from Amazon? Seems like a really awful way to market music... and his 4k sales numbers (apparently only streaming numbers) are further evidence. Is this the first time in country mainstream history that a brand new album isn't released physically? I hope this isn't the future of Country album marketing

    • Matt Bjorke

      There have been other albums to not receive widespread physical retail presence. In the case of Jake Owen, it likely hurt him alot as he's been around since the beginning of digital. But his label has only produced physical product in a wide scale for their first release, Chris Lane's first album. Lane's second album and Morgan Wallen's album both have yet to receive any sort of physical retail presence except for shows and personal/label websites.

  • Courtney

    ouch at how far weekly sales have fallen since 2005 for the most part Cry Pretty in 7 months is only gold while for example Carrie's Debut album Some Hearts was certified 4 x platinum just shy of it's 12th month of release. of course some albums chart for years on end Adele's 21 for example has charted for nearly 8 years in the over 8 years of it's release there were only 3 months where it didn't appear on the billboard 200 there was a time when 44,000 would barely get you the top 100 of the billboard 200 for example Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas entered the top ten of the 200 in the week ending 12/3/1994 selling 90,000 copies that week and by the week ending 12/31/1994 the album had sold over 1.1 million copies and had shipped 3 million copies in the US earning triple platinum certification in it's first 9 weeks of release