Country Album Chart Recap: October 15, 2014

Jason Aldean's "Old Boots, New Dirt" makes big debut.

Jason Aldean certainly didn't match the 400k sold for his previous album but that doesn't mean that 278k is a number anyone should sneeze at, particularly in a world of sales declines. Aldean's Old Boots, New Dirt easily held down the #1 sales slot in the USA's all-genre Top 200 Albums while Blake Shelton slid from #1 last week to #6. He's now sold 135,000 copies of Bringing Back The Sunshine in two weeks. Lady Antebellum's at #3 on our rundown (#11 all-genre) and has moved 98k copies of 747 in two weeks on the chart. Kenny Chesney's The Big Revival has moved 188k to date to sit at #4 and rounding out the Top 5 Country Albums this week is George Strait's The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Field.

Top Ten Recap

Tim McGraw's Sundown Heaven Town sits at #6 while Luke Bryan's Crash My Party is at #7. Brad Paisley's Moonshine In The Trunk returns to the Top 10 with a sales boost pushing the album's cume over 107k to date. Alabama's Angels Among Us: Hymns And Gospel Favorites continues to sell well while Brantley Gilbert's Just As I Am has now sold 591k to date and helps country music round out their Top 10 with one out of every 5 albums belonging to Nashville.

Notable Album Recap

The Soundtrack to the latest Nicholas Sparks Film, The Best Of Me debuts this week with 6,200 copies sold. Chase Rice has nearly ignited the night for 100,000 fans while 62 year old newbie Doug Seegers debuts with Going Down To The River. Keith Urban's Fuse returns to our rundown with 1,500 more fans taking a copy home while 1,000 fans took home a copy of Old Dominion's EP. Rounding out our rundown are a couple of notables with Scotty McCreery having sales totals of 252,400 and JoDee Messina's Me  having moved 9100 to date (with 600 just this past week alone).

Next week we'll see debuts from The Swon Brothers, Angaleena Presley and the large juggernaut, Florida Georgia Line.

Top 5 Country Albums - October 15, 2014*

*Top 5 Country Album Chart Numbers rounded to nearest thousand.

Top 200 Artist Album Sales Total
1 Jason Aldean Old Boots, New Dirt 278,000 278,000
6 Blake Shelton Bringing Back The Sunshine 34,000 135,000
11 Lady Antebellum 747 24,000 98,000
14 Kenny Chesney The Big Revival 20,000 188,000
31 George Strait Cowboy Rides Away Live 11,000 98,000

Read the entire Top 10 and Notable Albums list here