Weekly Register: Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line

Pictured (L-R): Sheryl Crow, FGL’s Brian Kelley and Tyler HubbardPhoto Credit: ABC / Fred Lee

Pictured (L-R): Sheryl Crow, FGL’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard
Photo Credit: ABC / Fred Lee

The top Country album title in this week’s Top 200 rankings remains Luke Bryan, whose Crash My Party title sold 68k this week, for a five-week total of 847k. Bryan also holds the top Country digital track with “That’s My Kind of Night” selling 107k units this week (508 RTD).

New album releases this week include Frank Foster‘s Southern Soul at No. 11 (5.8k), Craig Morgan’s The Journey (Livin’ Hits) at No. 12 (5.1k), Reckless Kelly‘s Long Night Moon at No. 22 (4.1k), and Chris Janson‘s self-titled EP at No. 47 (1k). Sara Evans holds the top Country digital tracks debut with “Slow Me Down” selling 15k this week, coming in at No. 28 (Country) and No. 101 (overall).

Overall album  sales YTD are down 5.6 percent compared to 2012, while total Country album sales are down .4 percent. In one bright spot, Country track sales YTD are up 6 percent, compared to overall album sales, which are down 3.1 percent. Country digital album sales stand at 8.064 million YTD, a climb of 13.3 percent over last year.

Since their massive hit single “Cruise” was released, Florida Georgia Line‘s digital track sales have skyrocketed. The duo recently tallied more than 10 million tracks sold worldwide from their debut album Here’s To The Good Times (Republic Nashville), which has been certified Platinum in the United States and Gold in Canada by the RIAA.

Next week’s weekly sales register will get a bump from the releases of new projects by Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow, Steve Wariner and a gospel project from the late George Jones.

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