Billboard Top 25 Country Albums This Week [May 9]

Reba Love Somebody

  1. Reba – Love Somebody (Grade: 9/10)
  2. Sam Hunt – Montevallo  (Grade: 1/10)
  3. Little Big Town – Pain Killer (Grade: 3/10)
  4. Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen – Hold My Beer, Vol. 1 (Grade: 10/10)
  5. Miranda Lambert – Platinum
  6. Florida Georgia Line – Anything Goes (Grade: 0/10)
  7. Eric Church – The Outsiders
  8. Dwight Yoakam – Second Hand Heart (Grade: 10/10)
  9. Darius Rucker – Southern Style (Grade: 5.5/10)
  10. Various Artists – NOW That’s What I Call ACM Awards: 50 Years 
  11. Jason Aldean – Old Boots, New Dirt (Grade: 3/10)
  12. Luke Bryan – Spring Break…Checkin’ Out (Grade: 2.5/10)
  13. Luke Bryan – Crash My Party
  14. Cole Swindell – Cole Swindell
  15. Garth Brooks – Man Against Machine (Grade: 7.5/10)
  16. Blake Shelton – Bringing Back The Sunshine (Grade: 4/10)
  17. Dierks Bentley – Riser
  18. William Clark Green – Ringling Road (Grade: 8/10)
  19. Chase Rice – Ignite the Night (Grade: 2/10)
  20. Carrie Underwood – Greatest Hits: Decade #1
  21. Various Artists – 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards ZinePak
  22. Kenny Chesney – The Big Revival (Grade: 4.5/10)
  23. Lee Brice – I Don’t Dance (Grade: 5/10)
  24. Tim McGraw – Sundown Heaven Town (Grade: 7.5/10)
  25. Brantley Gilbert – Just As I Am (Grade: 5/10)

Notes:

  • Reba remains on top for a second straight week on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with her new album Love Somebody.
  • Little Big Town’s Pain Killer moved up four spots from #7 to #3 this week. The “Girl Crush” controversy continues to do wonders for their sales.
  • Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen debut on the chart this week at #4 with their new collaboration album Hold My Beer, Vol. 1. If you haven’t checked out this excellent album yet, you need to do so.
  • The biggest gainers this week are Miranda Lambert’s Platinum, which moved up five spots from #10 to #5, and Garth Brooks’ Man Against Machine, which moved up five spots from #20 to #15.
  • The biggest loser this week was Dwight Yoakam’s Second Hand Heart, which fell six spots from #2 to #8.
  • NOW That’s What I Call ACM Awards: 50 Years fell five spots to #10.
  • Chase Rice and his 2014 album Ignite the Night, along with Brantley Gilbert’s Just As I Am album each fell four spots to #19.
  • 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards ZinePak fell four spots too.
  • Lee Brice’s I Don’t Dance fell five spots from #18 to #23.

 

Source: Billboard

7 thoughts on “Billboard Top 25 Country Albums This Week [May 9]

  1. Zack May 2, 2015 / 12:06 pm

    Wasn’t Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen originally a 9/10? I’m certainly not complaining with the bump up, just curious. Anyway it’s nice to see them debut as high as #4 (along with William Clark Green at #18). Certainly speaks volumes at how non – mainstream country is becoming more and more popular

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    • Josh Schott May 2, 2015 / 12:32 pm

      Yes it was, good eye! Ask Derek. I was waffling between a 9 and a 10. I gave it a few more listens after the review was posted and I realized it’s too damn good to leave at a 9. Sometimes I can get too picky with my grade and this was one of those moments. Although if I don’t get my vinyl of it soon I might lower it 😉

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    • Derek Hudgin May 2, 2015 / 4:04 pm

      I think a lot of non mainstream fans (William Clark Green, Randy & Wade) are more willing to buy albums to support those artists since it’s really the main source of income for those independent acts.

      As for Hold My Beer, I argued to Josh originally that the album as a whole wasn’t quite as strong as say Dwight Yoakam’s or The Lone Bellow’s (both of which are 10/10). However, after more listens, minds were changed!

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  2. Pete Marshall May 2, 2015 / 1:14 pm

    Is it worth buying that Academy of country music zinepak? I am glad Reba’s cd is still holding at #1. Aaron Watson’s new cd is great!

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    • Josh Schott May 2, 2015 / 3:24 pm

      I wouldn’t buy it.

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  3. Raymond May 2, 2015 / 4:24 pm

    Even though it’s a Greatest Jits album would it be worth it to buy Carrie Underwoods Album

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  4. Zack May 3, 2015 / 9:24 am

    Speaking of albums, have you guys heard Ray Wylie Hubbard’s “The Ruffian’s Misfortune”? I wasn’t overly impressed by it but I was curious on your thoughts.

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