Weekly Register: Midland Makes Top Country Debut With ‘On The Rocks’


Valory Music Co.’s Thomas Rhett retains his top spot on the Nielsen Soundscan country album sales chart this week, with Life Changes moving 27.1K in total consumption.

Big Machine Records trio Midland make the top country debut (No. 2 country overall) on the Nielsen Soundscan rankings this week with their album On The Rocks. The project moved 20.1K in its debut week.

Vocal group Home Free‘s Timeless debut is the third-highest selling country project this week with 16.7K. Sony Music Nashville’s  Luke CombsThis One’s For You follows at No. 4 with 12.5K. Mercury Nashville’s Chris Stapleton‘s Traveller rounds out the Top 5 this week with 10.7K.

Other debuts this week include Warner Music Nashville’s Chris Janson‘s Everybody at No. 7. The album moved 10.6K

On the core digital country songs chart, RCA Nashville/Zone 4 artist Kane Brown‘s “What Ifs”  (ft. Lauren Alaina) tops the list with 24K.

MCA Nashville artist Sam Hunt‘s “Body Like A Back Road” is at No. 2 with 17.2K. The track has moved 1.68 million units to date.

Black River’s Kelsea Ballerini is at No. 3 with her newly-released “High School” moving 17K.

Combs’ “When It Rains It Pours” is at No. 4 with 16.7K.

Sony Music Nashville band LANCO rounds out the top 5 with “Greatest Love Story” moving 16.4K this week.


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