Billboard Top 25 Country Albums This Week [Feb. 28]


  1. Blackberry Smoke – Holding All The Roses 
  2. Sam Hunt – Montevallo  (Grade: 1/10)
  3. Jason Aldean – Old Boots, New Dirt (Grade: 3/10)
  4. Florida Georgia Line – Anything Goes (Grade: 0/10)
  5. Miranda Lambert – Platinum
  6. Carrie Underwood – Greatest Hits: Decade #1
  7. Luke Bryan – Crash My Party
  8. Garth Brooks – Man Against Machine (Grade: 7.5/10)
  9. Eric Church – The Outsiders
  10. Robert Earl Keen – Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions 
  11. George Strait – The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium
  12. Zac Brown Band – Greatest Hits So Far…
  13. Blake Shelton – Bringing Back The Sunshine (Grade: 4/10)
  14. Brantley Gilbert – Just As I Am (Grade: 5/10)
  15. Chase Rice – Ignite the Night (Grade: 2/10)
  16. Kenny Chesney – The Big Revival (Grade: 4.5/10)
  17. Tim McGraw – Sundown Heaven Town (Grade: 7.5/10)
  18. Lee Brice – I Don’t Dance (Grade: 5/10)
  19. Cole Swindell – Cole Swindell 
  20. Little Big Town – Pain Killer (Grade: 3/10)
  21. Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music (Grade: 10/10)
  22. Dierks Bentley – Riser
  23. Thomas Rhett – It Goes Like This
  24. Brandy Clark – 12 Stories 
  25. Lady Antebellum – 747 (Grade: 4.5/10)


  • Blackberry Smoke’s new album Holding All The Roses is this week’s #1! (Despite it being more rock than country, it’s still the most country album in the top 10)
  • Miranda Lambert’s Platinum moved up two spots to make the top five this week. Carrie Underwood’s Greatest Hits: Decade #1 fell three spots to fall out of the top five.
  • Eric Church’s The Outsiders fell four spots from #5 to #9 this week.
  • Robert Earl Keen enters the charts with his new album Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions, debuting at #10 this week.
  • Blake Shelton and his album Bringing Back The Sunshine fell four spots this week, as well as Chase Rice and his album Ignite The Night.
  • Tim McGraw’s Sundown Heaven Town moved up four spots from #21 last week.
  • The biggest loser this week was Dierks Bentley’s Riser, which fell eight spots from #14 to #22. The second biggest loser was Little Big Town’s Pain Killer, which fell five spots.
  • And last, but not least Brandy Clark re-entered the top 25 this week with her 2013 album 12 Stories. She continues to experience the “Grammy bump.”

Source: Billboard

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5 thoughts on “Billboard Top 25 Country Albums This Week [Feb. 28]

  1. Zack February 21, 2015 / 12:25 pm

    Well overall I feel this was a positive week for albums. Blackberry Smoke at #1 makes me extremely happy. Ironically theirs and Steve Earle’s new albums are my favorites so far this year and they’re not even country (though more so than most of the albums on this list, which you pointed out 😉 ) Also happy to see Brandy Clark in the top 25 again. She tied with Gary Allan for my “Album Of The Year 2013”. Unhappy to see Sturgill falling but I feel like he’ll recover soon. And of course I couldn’t be happier that Sam Hunt was dethroned from the No.1 spot (even if it may only be this week) Btw I hear Aaron Watson’s is selling surprisingly well. Maybe we could see an actual country artist sneak into the top 5? I hope

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    • Josh Schott February 21, 2015 / 12:33 pm

      I definitely see Watson making the top five next week. He’s doing really well on the iTunes charts.


  2. bob February 21, 2015 / 5:24 pm

    Glad to see Brandy Clark on the list. 12 Stories is the best album I’ve heard in a long time. I haven’t checked out Blackberry Smoke yet. If they sound good to me, I don’t care if they’re more rock than country. A couple of my favorite albums of the last two years would probably be considered more pop or rock – the Jennifer Nettles album “That Girl” and “Finally Home” by Blue Sky Riders. BSR is a trio consisting of country singer/songwriters Gary Burr and Georgia Middleman and some guy named Kenny Loggins. Burr is a member of the Country Music Songwriters Hall of Fame.


  3. Pete Marshall February 21, 2015 / 10:18 pm

    I am glad Blackberry Smoke knocked of Sam Hunt (who shouldn’t be country) off the #1 album spot.


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