Country Album Chart News: The Week of August 28, 2013: Luke Bryan “Crash My Party” Still Tops All Genre Chart; The Lacs, Charlie Worsham, Tracy Lawrence Debut

Luke Bryan leads the way on the charts this week, holding off John Mayer’s rootsy Paradise Valley by more than 15,000 copies. The Lacs debut at #3 while Charlie Worsham and Tracy Lawrence’s new records also debut. Continue on to see the entire Top 10 chart news report!

“Crash My Party” outsells John Mayer’s new album to stay #1 in America Sells 159,000 more albums, still one of the 10 best sales weeks in Country Music this year.

Crash My Party, as mentioned above retains the #1 sales slot this week with 159k scanned, bringing the album’s sales to 687k sold in just 2 weeks. Florida Georgia Line’s Platinum-certified album sits at #2 for another week. Average Joes Entertainment Country/Rap duo The Lacs moved 15,000 copies of their third album (Keep It Redneck) to debut at #3 this week, a remarkable achievement for a band most in the mainstream have no clue that the Georgia-based act exists. Blake Shelton’s at #4 with Based On A True Story while #5 finds Luke’s second album (2011′s Tailgates & Tanlines) on this tally. It’s certified Double Platinum and has multi-platinum hits on it. “Party” will likely follow suit with multiple platinum singles as well as this is a train that doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon.

Hunter Hayes self-titled Platinum-certified album leads #6-#10 this week. Joined by Jason Aldean and Brett Eldredge.

Hunter Hayes’ self-titled (ENCORE) sold another 9,000 copies to bring scanned sales to 955k while the album is already certified Platinum. His new single is the duet “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me.” Jason Aldean’s 1.3 million-seller features a handful of hits and its 45 weeks old and shows no signs of stopping. Current single “Night Train” is the title track. Darius Rucker’s True Believers features “Wagon Wheel” and while the single’s Double Platinum, the housing album is only at 331k sold. Still, he’s likely to end up at Gold and if a couple more big hits happen, the record could hit platinum. Taylor Swift’s nearly 4x Platinum RED sits at #9 while Brett Eldredge’s Bring You Back sits at #10 with 39k sold in 3 weeks. The album features “Don’t Ya.”

Charlie Worsham Rubberband Debuts, Tracy Lawrence Returns with his latest album.

6,000 fans saw fit to purchase Eric Church’s Chief and Charlie Worsham’s fantastic debut Warner Brothers Records album (Rubberband) this week while Luke Bryan’s fans took home 5,000 more copies of Spring Break…Here To Party. Vince Gill and Paul Franklin’s Bakersfield has moved 27,000 copies in 4 weeks (without radio/mainstream to sustain it) while veteran Country star Tracy Lawrence returns with Headlights Taillights & Radios. He sold over 3,000 copies of the album which was distributed via LMG/The Orchard label group. In country related news, Jimmy Buffett’s Songs From St. Elsewhere debuts with 55k and at #4 in the all-genre chart while Civil Wars (who held all-genre #1 before Luke Bryan) are at #17 with their 177k seller The Civil Wars

Top 10 Country Albums for The Week of August 28, 2013 with five Notable Albums (SoundScan Top 200 Current Albums Chart Placement)*

*Numbers rounded to nearest thousandth.

LW

01

08

00

11

16

19

26

30

43

29

68

00

38

88

00

TW

01

12

23

26

33

37

38

41

45

58

61

63

84

112

118

Artist

Luke Bryan

Florida Georgia Line

The Lacs

Blake Shelton

Luke Bryan

Hunter Hayes

Jason Aldean

Darius Rucker

Taylor Swift

Brett Eldredge

Eric Church

Charlie Worsham

Luke Bryan

Vince Gill/Paul Franklin

Tracy Lawrence

Album

Crash My Party

Here’s To The Good Times

Keep It Redneck

Based On A True Story

Tailgates & Tanlines

Hunter Hayes (Encore)

Night Train

True Believers

RED

Bring You Back

Chief

Rubberband

Spring Break…HereToParty

Bakersfield

Headlights, Tallights & Radios

TW

159,000

25,000

15,000

13,000

10,000

9,000

9,000

9,000

8,000

6,000

6,000

6,000

5,000

3,000

3,000

Total

687,000

1,027,000

15,000

841,000

2,111,000

955,000

1,395,000

331,000

3,791,000

39,000

1,624,000

6,000

495,000

27,000

3,000

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