Weekly Register: Eric Church, ‘Now Country’ Make Top 5 Debuts

Eric Church. Photo: Jensen Sutta

Eric Church. Photo: Jensen Sutta

Following his recent Album of the Year win at the 50th Annual CMA Awards for Mr. Misunderstood, Eric Church‘s new live album, On The Rocks Live Walmart exclusive stampedes into the Top 5 country albums rankings this week, landing at No. 4, with 8.9K sold.

Also debuting at No. 5 this week is Now Country #1s, with 7.4K sold.

Rounding out the Top 5 are Kenny Chesney‘s Cosmic Hallelujah at the pinnacle of the country albums rankings, with 23.5K sold this week and putting him at No. 10 on the Top 200 overall albums sales. CMA Male Vocalist of the Year winner Chris Stapleton‘s Traveller is at No. 2 with 13K sold. Meanwhile, Keith Urban, who headlined Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on his Ripcord Tour last week, is at No. 3 with his album by the same name, selling 10K.

The 2007 release, Garth Brooks Ultimate Hits, is the No. 1 Country catalog title, selling 9.4K and is now at 2.5 million RTD. Weekly numbers for the superstar’s Target exclusive release (Nov. 11) will be final on the next Weekly Register.

Overall album sales are down 14.1 percent year to date, while overall digital album sales are down 18.9 percent. Country album sales have decreased 10 percent YTD, while country digital album sales have declined 17.8 percent.

keith-urbanKeith Urban tops this week’s country track sales, with “Blue Ain’t Your Color” selling 51K (432K RTD). He is followed by Little Big Town at No. 2, with “Better Man” selling 38K. Florida Georgia Line‘s “May We All,” featuring Tim McGraw, sold 29K this week to land at No. 3. Kenny Chesney‘s “Setting The World On Fire,” featuring Pink, moved 22K this week (519K), enough to be certified Gold. The track lands at No. 4 this week. Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind” rounds out the Top 5, with 21K sold.

The top country debut this week is from Miranda Lambert. “Highway Vagabond” debuts at No. 53 country, selling 3.2K. Due to Veteran’s Day on Friday, Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” re-entered the chart at No. 42, selling 3.9K.

Overall track sales have declined 24.7 percent YTD, while country track sales are down 35.2 percent.

Information courtesy Neilsen Soundscan.

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