Weekly Register: Miranda Lambert, Garth Brooks Dominate Country Albums Chart

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Garth Brooks has a strong hold on the Top 10 country album rankings this week, as his recently-released albums Christmas Together and Gunslinger take three of the top five slots this week. Garth and Trisha Yearwood‘s Christmas Together is at No. 2 with 30K sold, while the Christmas album combined with Gunslinger lands at No. 3 with 23K. The solo Gunslinger project is at No. 4 on the country albums ranking with 19K.

However, it is Miranda Lambert who takes the top ranking this week, with The Weight Of These Wings moving 31K, for a total of 153K. Brett Eldredge‘s Christmas project Glow rounds out the Top 5, with 14K sold this week.

Several albums have reached the 500K units mark, enough to earn Gold certification. Those titles include Blake Shelton‘s If I’m Honest, Thomas Rhett‘s Tangled Up, and Joey + Rory‘s Hymns. Also of note is Gillian Welch’s latest, Boots No. 1- The Official Revival Bootleg, comes in at No. 30 selling 3.8K.

Overall album sales have declined 16 percent year to date, while overall digital album sales have declined 20.6 percent. Country album sales are down 6.7 percent, while country digital sales are down 16.8 percent year to date.

The Voice contestant Sundance Head

The Voice contestant Sundance Head

TRACK SALES

The Voice contestant Sundance Head debuts at No. 1 country and No. 14 overall on the digital tracks sales charts, with “Me and Jesus” selling 28K. Fellow The Voice contestant Billy Gilman‘s rendition of Martina McBride’s “Anyway” debuts at No. 4 country and No. 22 overall, moving 21K units.

Keith Urban‘s “Blue Ain’t Your Color” lands at No. 2, with 27K. Little Big Town‘s “Better Man” lands at No. 3, with 21K, while Florida Georgia Line (ft. Tim McGraw), lands at No. 5 with “May We All” moving 16K.

Overall digital track sales are down 24.7 percent year to date, while country track sales are down 22.7 percent year to date.

All information courtesy of Nielsen Soundscan.

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