Weekly Register: Musgraves Tops Country Album Chart

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Kacey Musgraves is sitting pretty at No. 1 on the country album chart.

Welcome to the Monday edition of Weekly Register. Due to the official music release day moving from Tuesday to Friday, sales data will be available on Mondays going forward.

As part of the change, this week’s chart is based on an 11-day transition week. Then on July 20, the new 7-day Friday to Thursday chart week will be published.

Easton Corbin moved 27K copies of About to Get Real (album only), landing at No. 2 on the country chart. But he couldn’t best UMG Nashville labelmate Kacey Musgraves, who held on to the No. 1 spot, selling 28K TW/83K RTD.

On the tracks chart, Little Big Town is No. 1 Country, with “Girl Crush” continuing to reign with sales of 93K TW/1.4 million RTD.

Looking ahead, several major label artists have albums releases scheduled this summer. See the full schedule.

July 17 Alan Jackson/Angels and Alcohol/EMI Records Nashville

August 7 Luke Bryan/Kill The Lights/Capitol Nashville

August 21 Kip Moore/Wild Ones/MCA Nashville

August 28 Maddie & Tae/Start Here/Dot

September 11 Brett Eldredge/Illinois/Warner Bros.

September 25 Thomas Rhett/Tangled Up/Valory Music Co.

*sales info according to Nielsen Soundscan

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