Country Music Tops iTunes Albums and Songs Charts Post-CMA

Little Big Town and Taylor Swift celebrate going No. 1 on iTunes during the CMA Afterparty. Photo: Taylor Swift/Twitter

Little Big Town and Taylor Swift celebrate going No. 1 on iTunes during the CMA Afterparty. Photo: Taylor Swift/Twitter

Last night’s  (Nov. 2) CMA Awards wins translated into iTunes sales boosts for several artists at press time.

Little Big Town celebrated their new single, “Better Man” landing at No. 1 on the iTunes Top Songs chart, post-CMA performance. They celebrated during the after party with the song’s writer, Taylor Swift.

Also landing in the Top 10 on the iTunes Top Songs chart are tracks from fellow CMA performers including Keith Urban‘s “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Tim McGraw‘s “Humble and Kind,” Maren Morris‘ “My Church,” Kenny Chesney‘s “Setting The World On Fire,” and Miranda Lambert‘s “Vice.”

Chesney’s Cosmic Hallelujah album topped the iTunes overall albums chart, after he was honored with the Pinnacle Award (presented by Peyton Manning) during the CMA Awards.

Best New Artist winner Morris’ Hero project and Urban’s Ripcord landed in the top 3 albums chart.

Female Vocalist of the Year winner Carrie Underwood‘s Storyteller, Eric Church‘s Album of the Year winner, Mr. Misunderstood, and Male Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year winner Chris Stapleton‘s Traveller all sit in the top 10.

Other albums getting a boost in the Top 20 included Beyonce‘s Lemonade, following her collaboration with the Dixie Chicks. Also included are Musical Event of the Year winner Dierks Bentley‘s Black, Best New Artist nominee Cole Swindell‘s You Should Be Here, and performers Florida Georgia Line with Dig Your Roots.

Total sales numbers will reflected in MusicRow‘s Weekly Register on Nov. 7.

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Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at jnicholson@musicrow.com.

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