Weekly Register: Strong Debuts for Don Henley, George Strait, Thomas Rhett

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Three new albums are lined up at the top of this week’s country album chart. Don Henley and George Strait are shoulder to shoulder at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, with Thomas Rhett entering at No. 3

Henley’s Cass County arrives atop the country chart with 87K units. Featuring duets with Merle Haggard, Martina McBride, Dolly Parton, and more, the collaborative collection arrives at No. 3 overall.

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Strait’s Cold Beer Conversation lands at No. 2 with 83K units. The project is an Apple and Walmart exclusive. Rhett’s Tangled Up makes a strong showing at No. 3, with 63K units.

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Rounding out the top 5 are Luke Bryan’s Kill the Lights (19K) and Sam Hunt’s Montevallo (9K).

Clint Black lands at No. 13 with On Purpose, his first new album to be released in a decade, with sales of 3K. Roger Creager and Mac McAnally also make debuts on the country album chart this week.

Bryan’s “Strip It Down” remains the top country track (No. 15 overall), selling 41K. Rhett’s “Die A Happy Man” holds down the No. 2 spot (No. 25 overall). Rounding out the Top 5 country tracks are Cam’s “Burning House” (32K), Carrie Underwood’s “Smoke Break” (24K) and Keith Urban’s “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” (23K).

On the overall charts, Fetty Wap enters at No. 1 on the Top 200 with 129K units (75K) album only. Drake’s track, “Hotline Bling,” keeps its spot at No. 1 on the tracks chart with 101K sold.

Info according to Neilsen Soundscan.

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