Two indies scored this week’s top-selling new Country albums. Average Joes’ Colt Ford sold 23K copies of Thanks For Listening, according to Nielsen Soundscan, to land at No. 2 Country. ATO’s Old Crow Medicine Show flew in with sales of 17K, nesting at No. 4 Country.
On the tracks chart, the top Country debut is RaeLynn’s “God Made Girls” scoring 20K clicks and coming in at No. 22. “American Kids” by Kenny Chesney is the No. 1 Country track, selling 80K.
The 4th of July helped Lee Greenwood wave his flag to the tune of 24K downloads of “God Bless the USA,” which has sold 934K digital copies RTD.
Top 5 Country Albums this week
Miranda Lambert 25K
Colt Ford 23K
Brantley Gilbert 21K
Old Crow Medicine Show 17K
Luke Bryan 13K
Top 5 Country Tracks this week
Kenny Chesney “American Girls” 80K
Dierks Bentley “Drunk on a Plane” 69K
Lady Antebellum “Bartender” 63K
Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood “Somethin’ Bad” 60K
Jake Owen “Beachin’” 55K
This week the indies weren’t competing with new releases by major stars, but August and September brings projects by Brad Paisley (Aug. 26), Lee Brice (Sept. 9), Tim McGraw (Sept. 16) and Kenny Chesney (Sept. 23).