Country Album Chart News: The Week of March 19, 2014: Luke Bryan “Spring Break 6″ and “Crash My Party” Top 5; News on Rising Stars Scotty McCreery, Hunter Hayes and more

Everything’s coming up aces these days for Luke Bryan as his sixth Spring Break project, Spring Break 6…Like We Ain’t Ever debuts at #1 (#2 all Genre) this week. Sara Evans’ powerful Slow Me Down debuts at #2 this week as Country holds 1/4 of all the Top 40 albums. Read the full details and chart here!

Luke Bryan’s sixth Spring Break themed release (5 EPs, One compilation album) “Spring Break 6…Like We Ain’t Ever” debuts at #2 on The Top 200 Albums All-genre chart! Sara Evans “Slow Me Down” debuts at #9 in All Genres.

The power of Luke Bryan’s stardom is in full effect this week as his digital-only EP Spring Break…Like We Ain’t Ever debuts with 74k downloads for the six track EP last week. Sitting next in our rundown this week is Sara Evans with Slow Me Down. The award-winning powerhouse vocalist sold 27k copies of her latest album, the follow-up to 2012’s Stronger. at #3 (#10 all genre) is Eric Church with his nearly-Gold The Outsiders album. It has sold 458k to date (in 5 weeks). Luke Bryan’s regular full-length album Crash My Party is next with sales now at 1.711 million copies while his friends Florida Georgia Line have moved 1.704 million copies of their album Here’s To The Good Times.

Cole Swindell, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Eli Young Band and David Nail’s latest albums inside Top 10 for Country Music this week. .

Cole Swindell has surpassed 107k copies of his self-titled Warner Music Nashville debut this week (his fourth week on the charts). The album features Platinum hit single “Chillin’ It” and “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” the follow-up hit. Dierks Bentley’s Riser has sold nearly 100k in just 3 weeks on the chart, out-pacing 2012’s Home. Sitting at #8 this week is Eli Young Band’s former #1 album 10,000 Towns. It moved another 9k to bring sales to 45k in two weeks. Sitting at #9 (and inside all-genre Top 40, giving Country music 9 of the Top 40 albums sold this week, more than any other genre but “all-encompassing” Pop), is David Nail with I’m A Fire. The two week old album has now sold 31k. Finally, rounding out the Top 10 is Blake Shelton’s Based On A True Story, an album which has sold nearly 1.2 million copies in less than one year.

Jennifer Nettles, Keith Urban, Hunter Hayes, Don Williams Are Joined by Scotty McCreery, Taylor Swift and More in our Notable release rundown.

Jennifer Nettles has sold 135k copies of her critically-acclaimed That Girl album thus far in 2014 (it was one of the year’s first releases) while UMG label mate Keith Urban’s FUSE gained remarkably over last week to bring the star to 310k scanned for the album featuring current hit “Cop Car” and a pair of #1s in “We Were Us” and “Little Bit Of Everything.” Hunter Hayes is next with his self-titled album. It has moved 1.114 million copies and still is selling despite being his ‘old’ album now that his sophomore album is due for release. Veteran country icon Don Williams debuts with Reflections. He moved 3k copies of the album despite no radio airplay or much national press exposure. Scotty McCreery’s See You Tonight has now moved 214k copies while Taylor Swift’s RED has hit 4.014 million copies sold to date. Finally we have the latest Non Top 200 Albums figures on Danielle Bradbery and Cassadee Pope in the chart below.

Top 10 Country Albums for The Week of March 19, 2014 with 6 Notable Albums (SoundScan Top 200 Current Albums Chart Placement)*

*Numbers rounded to nearest thousandth.

LW

00

00

09

23

26

27

18

05

13

57

72

99

135

00

133

145

TW

02

09

10

18

19

24

28

34

39

54

62

68

103

117

123

137

Artist

Luke Bryan

Sara Evans

Eric Church

Luke Bryan

Florida Georgia Line

Cole Swindell

Dierks Bentley

Eli Young Band

David Nail

Blake Shelton

Jennifer Nettles

Keith Urban

Hunter Hayes

Don Williams

Scotty McCreery

Taylor Swift

Danielle Bradbery

Cassadee Pope

Album

Spring Break 6: Like We…

Slow Me Down

The Outsiders

Crash My Party

Here’s To The Good Times

Cole Swindell

Riser

10,000 Towns

I’m A Fire

Based On A True Story

That Girl

Fuse

Hunter Hayes

Refletions

See You Tonight

RED

Danielle Bradbery

Frame By Frame

TW

74,000

27,000

23,000

14,000

14,000

12,000

11,000

9,000

8,000

5,000

5,000

4,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

1,800

1,200

Total

74,000

27,000

458,000

1,711,000

1,704,000

107,000

96,000

45,000

31,000

1,177,000

135,000

310,000

1,114,000

3,000

214,000

4,014,000

126,000

164,000

 

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