Debuts make the headlines this week in the top country albums rankings. New RCA Nashville signing Kane Brown debuted at No. 9 on the overall album rankings, and No. 3 on the country chart, with Chapter 1 (28k, 22k album only).
Joey+Rory‘s Hymns collection remains at No. 1 on the country album rankings (27k, album only), followed by Chris Stapleton‘s million-seller Traveller (26k this week, album only).
The rest of the top 5 is rounded out by three debuts, including Brown, Bobby Bones And The Raging Idiots at No. 4 (11k, album only), and the Dave Cobb-produced Southern Family (11k, album only). William Michael Morgan‘s latest EP, featuring his single “I Met a Girl,” landed at No. 28, with 1.8k sold.
Gwen Stefani take the top overall album position this week with This Is What The Truth Feels Like (84k). Notably, Passion: New Orleans soundtrack (featuring Trisha Yearwood, among others) comes in at No. 8 on the overall albums chart, with 31k sold (28k album only).
Overall album sales are down 16.9 percent from last year, while overall digital album sales are down 24.4 percent from last year. Country album sales have decreased 4 percent from this time last year, while country digital album sales are down 13.1 percent.
Tim McGraw‘s “Humble and Kind” tops the digital country tracks chart, with 35k sold, followed by Maren Morris’ “My Church” (31k), Blake Shelton‘s “Came Here To Forget” (31k), Dierks Bentley‘s “Somewhere on a Beach” (28k), and Cole Swindell‘s “You Should Be Here” (27k).
Kane Brown also lands the highest debut country track this week, with “There Goes My Everything” selling 22k, and landing at No. 8 country and No. 35 in the overall rankings.
Meghan Trainor‘s “No” is at No. 1 on the overall digital tracks rankings, with 128k.
Overall, digital tracks sales are down 26.1 percent, while country track sales have decreased 22.1 percent over last year.
Information provided by Nielsen Soundscan
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