Weekly Register: Luke Bryan’s ‘Farm Tour’ Tops Country Album Chart

Luke Bryan Farm Tour EP

Luke Bryan‘s Farm Tour…Here’s To The Farmer tops the country albums chart this week (and lands at No. 4 on the overall albums rankings) for its debut, with 32K sold. Jason Aldean‘s latest, They Don’t Know, follows at No. 2 with 21K, 185K RTD. Florida Georgia Line‘s Dig Your Roots lands at No. 3 this week, with 21K, surpassing the 200K mark since its Aug. 26 release.

Last week’s No. 1, Aaron LewisSinner, drops to No. 4 this week, with 9.5K, nearing it to a total of 50K. Chris Stapleton‘s Traveller rounds out the Top 5 this week, with 9.4K, and a total approaching 1.6M.

Top country debuts this week also include Dwight Yoakam‘s Swimming Pools, Movie Stars, landing just outside the top 5, ranking at No. 6 with 8.8K. Bradley Walker lands at No. 9 with Call Me Old-Fashioned moving 4.5K. Reckless Kelly‘s Sunset Hotel is at No. 12, with 3.8K sold. William Clark Green lands at No. 31 with Live At Gruene Hall selling 1.1K.

Overall album sales are down 14.6 percent year to date, while overall digital album sales have declined 19.5 percent. Country album sales have dropped 8.2 percent year to date, while country digital album sales have declined 13 percent.

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The Country Music Association’s event song, “Forever Country,” remains atop the country tracks rankings in its second week of release, selling 61K (155K RTD).

Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color” lands at No. 2 this week, with 31K. Kenny Chesney (featuring Pink)’s “Setting The World On Fire” lands at No. 3 with 26K. Florida Georgia Line holds the final two slots in this week’s Top 5, with “May We All” (featuring Tim McGraw) selling 21K and landing at No. 4, and “H.O.L.Y.” landing at No. 5, selling 19K.

The top debut single is Hunter Hayes’ “Yesterdays Song,” landing at No. 29 on the country tracks rankings with 5.8K.

Overall digital track sales are down 24.7 percent YTD, while country track sales are down 22.8 percent.

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