Weekly Register: Beachin’ With Luke Bryan

Bryan is beachin.' His spring break concerts are next week in Panama City, to coincide with the release of his final spring break album.

Bryan is beachin.’ His spring break concerts are next week in Panama City, to coincide with the release of his final spring break album.

Luke Bryan is bringing spring fever to the country tracks chart. His latest songs “Games” (30K) and “Spring Breakdown” (17K) debuted at No. 3 and 14, respectively. They are from his March 10 Spring Break…Checkin’ Out album, the final release in his spring break series. The project offers five new songs and six tracks from last year’s EP. To celebrate release day, Bryan will play two free concerts at Spinnaker Beach Club in Panama City, Fla., on March 11 and 12. Over 230,000 fans came out for last year’s shows.

Elsewhere on the country tracks chart, the Pete Scobell Band’s “Hearts I Leave Behind,” is at No. 5 with sales of 25K. The song honors Chief Petty Officer Christopher Kyle, the U.S. Navy SEAL commemorated in the award-winning film American Sniper. Scobell is also a former Navy SEAL and is donating 100 percent of the proceeds from the recording to the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. The song was written by Travis Meadows and features Wynonna Judd.

And The Voice contestant Sawyer Fredericks made a splash with his version of “I’m A Man of Constant Sorrow” (23K).

Top 5 Country Tracks TW
Sam Hunt “Take Your Time” 57K
Little Big Town “Girl Crush” 30K
Luke Bryan “Games” 30K
Zac Brown Band “Homegrown” 27K
Pete Scobell Band f/ Wynonna “Hearts I Leave Behind” 25K

Top 5 Country Albums TW
Sam Hunt, 15K
Aaron Watson, 9K
Jason Aldean, 8.6K
Florida Georgia Line, 7K
Carrie Underwood, 6.6K

Indie Aaron Watson stays in the top 5 in his album’s second week of release. He slips to No. 2, selling 9K copies.

Debuting at No. 1 and 2 on the Top 200 albums chart are Big Sean (173K total activity) and Kid Rock (146K total activity). On the tracks chart, Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars’s “Uptown Funk” has a tight grip on the No. 1 spot, selling 240K TW and 4.3 million RTD.

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