Billboard Top 25 Country Albums This Week [March 21]

Hunt Montevallo

  1. Sam Hunt – Montevallo  (Grade: 1/10)
  2. Shania Twain – Shania: Still The One: Live From Las Vegas
  3. Jason Aldean – Old Boots, New Dirt (Grade: 3/10)
  4. Florida Georgia Line – Anything Goes (Grade: 0/10)
  5. Carrie Underwood – Greatest Hits: Decade #1
  6. Eric Church – The Outsiders
  7. Chase Rice – Ignite the Night (Grade: 2/10)
  8. Aaron Watson – The Underdog (Grade: 8/10)
  9. Miranda Lambert – Platinum
  10. Luke Bryan – Crash My Party
  11. Zac Brown Band – Greatest Hits So Far…
  12. Garth Brooks – Man Against Machine (Grade: 7.5/10)
  13. George Strait – The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium
  14. Asleep At The Wheel – Still The King: Celebrating The Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  15. Cole Swindell – Cole Swindell
  16. Various Artists – The Average Joes DJ’s Present: Mud In The Club, Volume 1
  17. Little Big Town – Pain Killer (Grade: 3/10)
  18. Blake Shelton – Bringing Back The Sunshine (Grade: 4/10)
  19. Brantley Gilbert – Just As I Am (Grade: 5/10)
  20. The Mavericks – Mono (Grade: 10/10)
  21. Kenny Chesney – The Big Revival (Grade: 4.5/10)
  22. Lee Brice – I Don’t Dance (Grade: 5/10)
  23. Steve Earle & The Dukes – Terraplane
  24. Tim McGraw – Sundown Heaven Town (Grade: 7.5/10)
  25. Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music (Grade: 10/10)

Notes: 

  • Sam Hunt remains at #1 with his Montevallo album.
  • Shania Twain debuts at #2 this week with her live Vegas album. To give you an idea how far Sam Hunt is ahead of everyone behind him on the chart, according to Billboard his “set outsold Twain’s by a nearly 2-to-1 margin (16,000, up 2 percent).
  • Aaron Watson’s The Underdog fell six spots from #2 to #8 this week.
  • Zac Brown Band moved up eight spots to #11 with their greatest hits album, making it the biggest gainer.
  • George Strait’s The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium album moved up five spots from #18.
  • Cole Swindell moved up five spots with his self-titled debut album.
  • Little Big Town’s Pain Killer fell five spots.
  • Blake Shelton’s Bring Back The Sunshine fell seven spots.
  • The biggest loser this week was The Mavericks, as their album Mono fell 10 spots to #20.
  • Steve Earle and The Dukes fell nine spots to #23 with their new album Terraplane.
  • Sturgill Simpson’s Metamodern Sounds in Country Music run in the Top Country Albums chart will most likely come to an end next week, as he has consistently dropped in the last few weeks. But keep in mind out of all the albums on the chart, it’s spent the fourth most amount of time on it (only trailing Church, Bryan and Swindell). That itself is an accomplishment.
  • The two new additions to this week’s chart are Asleep at the Wheel’s tribute album to Bob Wills and The Average Joes DJ’s Present: Mud In The Club, Volume 1 (no I will not review it, so don’t even ask).

Source: Billboard

5 thoughts on “Billboard Top 25 Country Albums This Week [March 21]

  1. Zack March 14, 2015 / 2:00 pm

    Not a good chart this week… lots of drops from great artists. Oh well maybe next week will be better.

    Also Josh, I wouldn’t ask you to review anything by Average Joes. Heck I wouldn’t subject you to FGL or Sam Hunt either but you listened to those messes 😉

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  2. Pete Marshall March 14, 2015 / 2:30 pm

    What a mess Luke Bryan, Chase Rice, Jason Aldean, Sam Hunt, and FGL for love of all people. Country music is very ill. Country music is GENERATION X OF COUNTRY MUSIC please post it to saving country music please. What do you think Josh and Derek.

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  3. John in Georgia March 15, 2015 / 5:18 pm

    On the bright side, at least AATW’s new album debuted above that hick hop garbage.

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  4. NoahHibiscusEaton March 17, 2015 / 1:38 am

    I’m flummoxed by Chase Rice’s longevity.

    I won’t lie: it is quite impressive to see him hold steady at #7 this late into his chart run. He doesn’t even have a Top 40 single at the moment (though, for whatever reason, the non-single “Ride” has been randomly exploding on the all-genre Tunes chart)

    I just don’t get his appeal. Heck, I can understand why Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan are popular as they are: because they actually sound like they’re having fun and inject energy into their performances. Chase Rice, in contrast, just……………………….doesn’t. But he’s outselling the majority of his competition so, go figure… =/

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    It’s bittersweet seeing George Strait’s live album also enjoy some legs on the chart.

    I love that his name is inspiring steady sales, regardless. But I HATE that the album happens to be tainted by damn Auto-Tune. That is an outrage, and I can’t in all conscience encourage a cheap gimmick by purchasing that album. King George will understand, I’m sure.

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  5. Pete Marshall March 17, 2015 / 11:00 pm

    Are you going to talk about average Joes present Please!!!!!!!!!!

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