Luke Bryan Debuts At Top of Chart

Luke Bryan’s debut is the big story on this week’s SoundScan report. The Capitol Nashville star moved over 145,000 units of his third album tailgates & tanlines, landing at the top of the Country chart, and No. 2 on the overall chart. This is more than double the first week sales of his sophomore release, Doin’ My Thing.

tailgates & tanlines is the second-highest selling debut week sales for a country release this year, coming in barely above the new album from labelmate Eric Church, and behind Brad Paisley.

Propelling sales are Bryan’s lead single “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” which has sold over 1 million downloads and is his best-selling single to date.

Bryan is now gearing up to headline the CMT On Tour, kicking off Sept. 15 and playing 22 shows before wrapping Nov. 19. In between CMT tourdates, he is set for a Farm Tour of six shows which give back to farming communities.

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