Saturday, 9 June 2012

Country Album Billboard Top 200 Chart News June 7, 2012

Country Album Billboard Top 200 Chart News June 7, 2012

John Mayer's BORN AND RAISED holds at #1 for the second straight week.

Carrie Underwood's BLOWN AWAY drops from #3 to #6 on the Top 200 in its fifth week on the chart. It sold another 32,000 copies and remains the #1 Billboard Country album for a fifth consecutive week.  At 517K total sales Carrie passes the Gold mark. The album’s lead single from the album, “Good Girl,” hit #1 on the radio charts this week as well and she won Video of the Year for it at this weeks CMT Awards.

Luke Bryan's TAILGATES & TANLINES jumps from #15 to #9 in its 43rd week on the chart with sales of 24K ( weekly increase of 18%) and is the #2 Country album.
Lionel Richie's TUSKEGEE drops from #6 to #10 in its 10th week on the chart (22K sales, down 35%). The former #1 album has been in the top 10 the entire time.
Eric Church’s CHIEF stands at sits at 14 this week a rise of 13 places on the Top 200.

Johnny Cash sits at #27 on the Top 200 (#6 Country) with debut sales of the OPUS COLLECTION: THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY shifting 11,000 copies. Tracklisting on www.starbucksstore.com

At #6 on Country Albums chart is Kip Moore. His weekly 10k sales of UP ALL NIGHT takes him past the 100k mark (105K tally).

Wade Bowen debuts on the Top 200 at #43 and with sales of 9,000 copies for his album GIVEN the Waco Texas Country/Red Dirt singer has this weeks number 9 best selling Billboard Country album.
Bowen was a member of the band, West 84, with friend Matt Miller, before the band was re-aligned 2001.  He released his first album in 2002, TRY NOT TO LISTEN, which became a regional hit in Texas.  He is the brother-in-law of Cross Canadian Ragweed frontman, Cody Canada.
Bowen, who earlier this year made it to the top 40 on the Country Songs chart with "Saturday Night," on Sea Gayle/BNA Records, which he co-wrote with Lee Thoma Miller.
>>  [LISTEN] Wade Bowen  "Saturday Night"

Wade Bowen Promo
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Blurb (Columbia Nashville) : In the fall of 2010, thirteen years to the day after launching his career at Stubb’s Barbecue in Lubbock, Texas, Wade Bowen started recording this album GIVEN, his first for a major country label. Those years had seen Bowen rise from collegiate greenhorn to the top of the Texas music and Red Dirt circuit. His colleagues and friends the Randy Rogers Band, Pat Green, Jack Ingram, Eli Young Band, Cross Canadian Ragweed and others had already made the major label leap, helping to take a vibrant regional sound to the rest of America.
On May 29, the singer, who is caught somewhere between a "new" artist working on his major label debut with Columbia Nashville and a proven road veteran with five independently released albums, responded to his fan's demands for new music by releasing this 10-song collection - “The album is called 'The Given' because I feel like all of these amazing opportunities have been given to me by my fans," explains Bowen. "They are the reason I get to live my dream every night and they've been patiently waiting almost three years now for new music. So, I'm excited to be able to say 'here it comes and there's more on the way!'"
Bowen knows that the move is very different for a major label, and he's grateful for the chance to showcase his new material. "I'm so blessed that they've stuck with me and that I have a great team at the label who is willing to let me throw the rules out and get this special version for the fans out right away."
* Listen to the album on Spotify - Wade Bowen – The Given
It’s available on Amazon.uk & Amazon.com 

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Kevin Costner stars in the History Channel mini-series Hatfields & McCoys and, with his band Modern West, he created the 19-track soundtrack Hatfields & McCoys: Famous For Killing Each Other. The album has debuted at #68 (#14 Country).
It features music from and inspired by the History mini-series.  In review the album is described - “They tone down their po-faced Middle American rock, they've dialed back their Mellencamp fixations here, and they ratchet up arty Americana in the vein of T-Bone Burnett”
Kevin Costner Discusses 'Hatfields & McCoys' On Good Morning America >>  YouTube

Blake Shelton received a weekly sales boost and passes over the 700,000 sales mark with RED RIVER BLUE.

Ronnie Dunn with his Cracker Barrel exclusive for self titled album has allowed him to reach the 200,000 sales mark with over 11,000 copies going into the hands of fans over the last 2 weeks.

Billboard Top 200

LW
TW
Artist
Album
TW
Sales
%
Chg
LW
Sales
Total
Sales
Country
3
6
Carrie Underwood
Blown Away
32K
-17
44,729
517K
#1
15
9
Luke Bryan
Tailgates & Tanlines
24K
18
20,659
1,100,000
#2
6
10
Lionel Richie
Tuskegee
21K
-35
33,027
844K
#3
27
14
Eric Church
Chief
15K
0
15,406
825K
#4
29
21
Jason Aldean
My Kinda Party
14K
0
13,557
2,600,000
#5
NEW
27
Johnny Cash
Opus Collection:
The 80th Anniversary
11K
999
-
11K
#6
38
38
Kip Moore
Up All Night
10K
0
10,468
105K
#7
39
41
Lee Brice
Hard 2 Love
9K

10,449
117K
#8
NEW
43
Wade Bowen
Given
9K
999
-
9K
#9
42
45
Lady Antebellum
Own The Night
9K

8,862
1,631,000
#10
46
48
Rascal Flatts
Changed
-

8,429

#11
52
60
The Band Perry
The Band Perry
-

7,516

#12
59
61
Brantley Gilbert
Halfway To Heaven
-

6,808

#13
NEW
68
Kevin Costner
& Modern West
Hatfields & McCoys:(Soundtrack)
Famous For Killing Each Other
-
999
-

#14
76
73
Blake Shelton
Red River Blue
8K

5,575
701K
#15
82
74
Zac Brown Band
You Get What You Give
-

5,138

#16
45
80
Willie Nelson
Heroes
-

8,660

#17
66
85
Scotty McCreery
Clear As Day
5K

6,169
1,064,000
#18
107
88
Toby Keith
Clancy's Tavern
5K

3,928
526K
#19
67
91
Ronnie Dunn
Ronnie Dunn Deluxe
5K

6,118
203K
#20

Albums Due To Drop
June 5
Alan Jackson/Thirty Miles West/ACR-EMI Nashville
Colt Ford/Declaration of Independence/Average Joe’s
Love and Theft/Love and Theft/RCA
Bela Fleck & The Marcus Roberts Trio featuring Rodney Jordan and Jason Marsalis/Across The Imaginary Divide/Rounder
Rodney Crowell & Mary Karr/KIN, Songs by Mary Karr and Rodney Crowell/Vanguard Records
Jana Kramer/Jana Kramer/Elektra Nashville/WAR


June 12
Edens Edge/Edens Edge/Republic Nashville
Josh Turner/Punching Bag/MCA


June 19
Kenny Chesney/Welcome to the Fishbowl/BNA
Marlee Scott/Beautiful Maybe/Big Ride Entertainment


BILLBOARD HOT COUNTRY SINGLES NEWS

Carrie Underwood jumps to #1
> >  [LISTEN] Carrie Underwood "Good Girl" .  The track is available on Amazon.uk &  Amazon.com

Carrie Underwood has earned her 15th No. 1 single with “Good Girl,” her debut single from Blown Away. Since achieving her first No. 1 single in 2006 with “Jesus, Take The Wheel” Carrie has spent more weeks in the No. 1 spot on the country airplay charts than any other female artist. Underwood debuted the song in a live performance during the annual Country Radio Seminar (CRS) event in Nashville on February 23, 2012, the day of its official release on Arista Nashville.
“Good Girl,” which has sold over 980,000 digital copies so far, was written by Carrie, Chris DeStefano and Ashley Gorley, who co-wrote two of Underwood’s No. 1 hits, “Don’t Forget to Remember Me” and “All-American Girl.” The video for “Good Girl” is currently No. 1 on both CMT and GAC and won “Video of the Year”at the CMT Music Awards this week.
“Good Girl” is in C minor, with an approximate tempo of 126 beats per minute. Carrie’s vocal ranges from G3 to F5 (www.musicnotes.com)

Carrie Underwood with “Good Girl” leaps up from #4 - #1 to top the chart!
Eric Church with “Springsteen” moves up 1  spot, #3 - #2
The Zac Brown Band with “No Hurry” drops one place #2 - #3
Kip Moore with last weeks #1 “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck drops to #4
Luke Bryan with ‘Drunk On You’ stays at #5
Tim McGraw with “Better Than I Used To Be” goes up one notch #7-#6
Brantley Gilbert with “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” is up one #8 - #7
Eli Young Band with “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” is up one, #9 - #8
Jason Aldean with former #1“Fly Over States” drops #6 - #9
Toby Keith with ‘Beers Ago’ enters the Top 10,  #11 - #10
Dierks Bentley with ‘5-1-5-0’ moves up one place #12 -#11
Glorianna and “(Kissed You) Good Night” is up one, #13 - #12
Kenny Chesney with “Come Over” jumps up 3 places, #16 - #13
The Band Perry with “Postcard From Paris” is up one spot, #15 -#14
Josh Turner with ‘Time Is Love” drops on place #14 - #15
Keith Urban with “For You” moves up one, #17 -#16
Love And Theft with “Angel Eyes”  is up 2 places, #19 - #17
Jana Kramer with “Why Ya Wanna” stays at #18 

Singles due to drop
June 4
Corey Wagar/Take Ya Back
Matt Gary/City Lights/17/Quarterback
Rodney Atkins/Just Wanna Rock N’ Roll/Curb
Bill Gentry/That Kind Of Life/Tenacity



Top 30 Digital Singles In Country Music (6th June 2012)

Luke Bryan has four songs on the Top 30 of this week’s Digital Singles Chart. His current hit “Drunk On You” remains at #1 as it gained 24% in sales over the previous selling 101,000 copies of the single and passes over the 1.1 million mark.
Eric Church’sSpringsteen” stays at #2 . With sales of 79,000 he passes the Platinum 1-million sales mark, the first time he has achieved this feat with either a song or album.
Kip Moore’s “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck” had a 4% sales increase (57,000 copies sold) and moves up one place to #3.
Carrie Underwood’sGood Girl” is up one to #4 and will almost certainly pass platinum status next week and she has this week’s #1 airplay single.

Kenny Chesney’sCome Over” gained 4,000 in sales over last week as Gloriana’s “(Kissed You) Good Night” falls to #7 after a 34% weekly sales dip.
Eli Young Band’s “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” which is #8 on the chart nears the Gold marker of 500,000 copies.
Dierks Bentley’s “5-1-5-0” single received a 31% sales boost with 9,000 extra sales this week to make the Top 10.

Jana KramerWhy Ya Wanna” has moved up to #12 and the single has also hit the Top 20 at country radio.
Love and Theft’s top 15 single “Angel Eyes” has moved up 9 places on the Digital single chart.
Easton Corbin’sLovin’ You Is Fun” has jumped up 15 slots on the chart and is just outside the Top 30 at #32.


LW
TW
Artist
Song Title
TW
Sales
LW
Sales
Total
Sales
1
1
Luke Bryan
Drunk On You
101K
81K
1,116,000
2
2
Eric Church
Springsteen
79K
78K
1,052,000
4
3
Kip Moore
Somethin' Bout A Truck
57K
55K
881K
5
4
Carrie Underwood
Good Girl
50K
53K
982K
6
5
Hunter Hayes
Wanted
48K
40K
366K
9
6
Kenny Chesney
Come Over
43K
39K
142K
3
7
Gloriana
(Kissed You) Good Night
42K
63K
370K
10
8
Eli Young Band
Even If It Breaks Your Heart
41K
38K
485K
7
9
Jason Aldean
Fly Over States
39K
40K
669K
12
10
Dierks Bentley
5-1-5-0
38K
29K
161K
8
11
Taylor Swift
Eyes Open
34K
40K
900K
14
12
Jana Kramer
Why Ya Wanna
26K
25K
242K
11
13
Little Big Town
Pontoon
26K
32K
58K
15
14
Toby Keith
Beers Ago
25K
25K
171K
21
15
Luke Bryan
I Don't Want This Night To End
25K
21K
1,687,000
25
16
Love and Theft
Angel Eyes
24K
19K
190K
23
17
Josh Turner
Time Is Love
23K
20K
249K
20
18
Dustin Lynch
Cowboys & Angels
23K
21K
180K
18
19
Lee Brice
A Woman Like You
23K
23K
1,031,000
17
20
Kenny Chesney &
Tim McGraw
Feel Like A Rock Star
22K
24K
344K
19
21
Brantley Gilbert
You Don't Know Her Like I Do
22K
22K
543K
16
22
Miranda  Lambert
Over You
22K
24K
811K
24
23
Tim McGraw
Better Than I Used To Be
21K
20K
529K
30
24
Lee Brice
Hard To Love
20K
15K
139K
22
25
Toby Keith
Red Solo Cup
19K
20K
1,878,000
32
26
Luke Bryan
Country Girl (Shake It For Me)
17K
15K
1,920,000
RE
27
Luke Bryan
Do I
17K
3K
1,102,000
26
28
Jason Aldean
Dirt Road Anthem
17K
17K
3,075,000
33
29
The Band Perry
Postcards From Paris
17K
15K
139K
28
30
Zac Brown Band
No Hurry
16K
16K
218K



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