Billboard Top 25 Country Albums This Week [July 4]

ZBB Jekyll + Hyde

  1. Zac Brown Band – Jekyll + Hyde (Grade: 6/10)
  2. Various Artists – NOW That’s What I Call Country, Volume 8
  3. Sam Hunt – Montevallo  (Grade: 1/10)
  4. Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard – Django and Jimmie (Grade: 9/10)
  5. Little Big Town – Pain Killer (Grade: 3/10)
  6. Eric Church – The Outsiders
  7. Brantley Gilbert – Just As I Am (Grade: 5/10)
  8. Tim McGraw – 35 Biggest Hits
  9. Jason Aldean – Old Boots, New Dirt (Grade: 3/10) 
  10. Florida Georgia Line – Anything Goes (Grade: 0/10)
  11. A Thousand Horses – Southernality (Grade: 5.5/10)
  12. Big Smo – Bringin’ It Home EP
  13. Luke Bryan – Spring Break…Checkin’ Out (Grade: 2.5/10)
  14. Billy Currington – Summer Forever
  15. Luke Bryan – Crash My Party
  16. Hank Williams Jr. – 35 Biggest Hits
  17. Darius Rucker – Southern Style (Grade: 5.5/10)
  18. Carrie Underwood – Greatest Hits: Decade #1
  19. The Lacs – Outlaw In Me
  20. Kenny Chesney – The Big Revival (Grade: 4.5/10)
  21. Blake Shelton – Bringing Back The Sunshine (Grade: 4/10)
  22. Reba – Love Somebody (Grade: 9/10)
  23. Tyler Farr – Suffer In Peace (Grade: 5/10)
  24. Chase Rice – Ignite the Night (Grade: 2/10)
  25. Kelsea Ballerini – The First Time (Grade: 1/10)

Notes:

  • Zac Brown Band retakes the top spot this week with their new album Jekyll + Hyde.
  • Tim McGraw’s new 35 Biggest Hits album debuts at #8 this week. If you’re wondering why McGraw isn’t promoting this, it’s because he didn’t endorse the release. This is Curb Records being Curb Records.
  • The biggest gainer this week was Little Big Town’s Pain Killer moving up three spots from #8 to #5.
  • A Thousand Horses and their brand new album Southernality fell eight spots from #3 to #11.
  • Big Smo’s new EP Bringin’ It Home debuts at #12 on the chart this week.
  • Billy Currington’s Summer Forever fell five spots from #9 to #14.
  • Hank Williams Jr. debuts at #16 this week with his new 35 Biggest Hits album. Just like McGraw, Williams has nothing to do with this release and it’s only Curb behind it.
  • The Lacs’ Outlaw In Me album fell four spots to #19.
  • Reba’s Love Somebody album fell four spots to #22.
  • Chase Rice’s Ignite The Night fell four spots to #24.
  • Lastly, the biggest loser this week was Kelsea Ballerini and her debut album The First Time, which fell nine spots from #16 to #25.

 

Source: Billboard

Billboard Top 25 Country Albums This Week [June 27]

  1. Various Artists – NOW That’s What I Call Country, Volume 8
  2. Zac Brown Band – Jekyll + Hyde (Grade: 6/10)
  3. A Thousand Horses – Southernality (Grade: 5.5/10)
  4. Sam Hunt – Montevallo  (Grade: 1/10)
  5. Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard – Django and Jimmie (Grade: 9/10)
  6. Brantley Gilbert – Just As I Am (Grade: 5/10)
  7. Eric Church – The Outsiders
  8. Little Big Town – Pain Killer (Grade: 3/10)
  9. Billy Currington – Summer Forever
  10. Jason Aldean – Old Boots, New Dirt (Grade: 3/10) 
  11. Florida Georgia Line – Anything Goes (Grade: 0/10)
  12. Luke Bryan – Spring Break…Checkin’ Out (Grade: 2.5/10)
  13. Montgomery Gentry – Folks Like Us
  14. Luke Bryan – Crash My Party
  15. The Lacs – Outlaw In Me
  16. Kelsea Ballerini – The First Time (Grade: 1/10)
  17. Carrie Underwood – Greatest Hits: Decade #1
  18. Reba – Love Somebody (Grade: 9/10)
  19. Darius Rucker – Southern Style (Grade: 5.5/10)
  20. Chase Rice – Ignite the Night (Grade: 2/10)
  21. Blake Shelton – Bringing Back The Sunshine (Grade: 4/10)
  22. Kenny Chesney – The Big Revival (Grade: 4.5/10)
  23. Tyler Farr – Suffer In Peace (Grade: 5/10)
  24. Cole Swindell – Cole Swindell
  25. Chris Stapleton – Traveller (Grade: 10/10)

Notes:

  • This week’s new #1 country album is NOW That’s What I Call Country, Volume 8. Really? People still buy these, despite the existence of iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify and Pandora.
  • A Thousand Horses debuts on the chart at #3 with their new album Southernality.
  • Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson’s Django and Jimmie fell four spots to #5.
  • The spot for biggest loser this week was a three-way tie, with each album falling six spots on the chart. Those albums are Billy Currington’s Summer Forever falling to #9, The Lacs’ Outlaw In Me falling to #15 and Reba’s Love Somebody falling to #18.
  • Montgomery Gentry debuts on the chart with their new album Folks Like Us at #13.
  • The biggest gainer this week was Carrie Underwood’s Greatest Hits: Decade #1 album moving up four spots from #21 to #17.
  • Tyler Farr’s Suffer In Peace fell four spots from #19 to #23.
  • Chris Stapleton’s Traveller fell five spots from #20 to #25.

 

Source: Billboard

Billboard Top 25 Country Albums This Week [June 20]

Willie & Merle Django and Jimmie

  1. Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard – Django and Jimmie (Grade: 9/10)
  2. Zac Brown Band – Jekyll + Hyde (Grade: 6/10)
  3. Billy Currington – Summer Forever
  4. Sam Hunt – Montevallo  (Grade: 1/10)
  5. Brantley Gilbert – Just As I Am (Grade: 5/10)
  6. Little Big Town – Pain Killer (Grade: 3/10)
  7. Eric Church – The Outsiders
  8. Jason Aldean – Old Boots, New Dirt (Grade: 3/10)
  9. The Lacs – Outlaw In Me 
  10. Luke Bryan – Spring Break…Checkin’ Out (Grade: 2.5/10)
  11. Florida Georgia Line – Anything Goes (Grade: 0/10)
  12. Reba – Love Somebody (Grade: 9/10)
  13. Gloriana – Three
  14. Kelsea Ballerini – The First Time (Grade: 1/10)
  15. Luke Bryan – Crash My Party
  16. Darius Rucker – Southern Style (Grade: 5.5/10)
  17. Chase Rice – Ignite the Night (Grade: 2/10)
  18. Blake Shelton – Bringing Back The Sunshine (Grade: 4/10)
  19. Tyler Farr – Suffer In Peace (Grade: 5/10)
  20. Chris Stapleton – Traveller (Grade: 10/10)
  21. Carrie Underwood – Greatest Hits: Decade #1
  22. Kane Brown – Closer EP
  23. Cole Swindell – Cole Swindell
  24. Miranda Lambert – Platinum
  25. Kenny Chesney – The Big Revival (Grade: 4.5/10)

Notes:

  • Well, well, well! Look who’s at the top of the chart this week. Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard take the #1 spot with their new album Django and Jimmie.
  • Billy Currington debuts at #3 with his new album Summer Forever.
  • The Lacs’ Outlaw In Me album fell six spots to #9.
  • Reba’s Love Somebody fell four spots to #12.
  • Gloriana debuts at #13 with their new album Three.
  • Tyler Farr and his new album Suffer In Peace fell six spots from #13 to #19.
  • The biggest loser this week was Chris Stapleton’s Traveller, which fell nine spots from #11 to #20.
  • Kane Brown’s new EP Closer debuts at #22.
  • Cole Swindell’s self-titled album fell four spots to #23.
  • Miranda Lambert’s 2014 album Platinum fell four spots to #24.
  • Interesting stat: There were no gainers at all this week in the top 25.

 

Source: Billboard

Billboard Top 25 Country Albums This Week [June 13]

ZBB Jekyll + Hyde

  1. Zac Brown Band – Jekyll + Hyde (Grade: 6/10)
  2. Brantley Gilbert – Just As I Am (Grade: 5/10)
  3. The Lacs – Outlaw In Me 
  4. Sam Hunt – Montevallo  (Grade: 1/10)
  5. Little Big Town – Pain Killer (Grade: 3/10)
  6. Eric Church – The Outsiders
  7. Jason Aldean – Old Boots, New Dirt (Grade: 3/10)
  8. Reba – Love Somebody (Grade: 9/10)
  9. Luke Bryan – Spring Break…Checkin’ Out (Grade: 2.5/10)
  10. Florida Georgia Line – Anything Goes (Grade: 0/10)
  11. Chris Stapleton – Traveller (Grade: 10/10)
  12. Kelsea Ballerini – The First Time (Grade: 1/10)
  13. Tyler Farr – Suffer In Peace (Grade: 5/10)
  14. Luke Bryan – Crash My Party
  15. Darius Rucker – Southern Style (Grade: 5.5/10)
  16. Chase Rice – Ignite the Night (Grade: 2/10)
  17. Blake Shelton – Bringing Back The Sunshine (Grade: 4/10)
  18. Carrie Underwood – Greatest Hits: Decade #1
  19. Cole Swindell – Cole Swindell
  20. Miranda Lambert – Platinum
  21. Zac Brown Band – Greatest Hits So Far…
  22. Kenny Chesney – The Big Revival (Grade: 4.5/10)
  23. Various Artists – NOW That’s What I Call ACM Awards: 50 Years
  24. Dwight Yoakam – Second Hand Heart (Grade: 10/10)
  25. Tim McGraw – Sundown Heaven Town (Grade: 7.5/10)

Notes:

  • Zac Brown Band’s Jekyll + Hyde album retakes the top spot this week, knocking Brantley Gilbert’s Just As I Am album down to #2.
  • Hick-hop group The Lacs debut at #3 on the chart with their new album Outlaw In Me.
  • This week’s biggest loser was Kelsea Ballerini’s debut album The First Time falling eights spots from #4 to #12.
  • This week’s biggest gainer was Chase Rice’s Ignite The Night album moving up five spots from #21 to #16.
  • The NOW That’s What I Call ACM Awards: 50 Years album fell four spots to #23.
  • Dwight Yoakam’s Second Hand Heart album fell four spots to #24.
  • Tim McGraw re-entered the chart at #25 this week with his 2014 album Sundown Heaven Town.

 

Source: Billboard

Billboard Top 25 Country Albums This Week [June 6]

Brantley Gilbert Just As I Am

  1. Brantley Gilbert – Just As I Am (Grade: 5/10)
  2. Zac Brown Band – Jekyll + Hyde (Grade: 6/10)
  3. Sam Hunt – Montevallo  (Grade: 1/10)
  4. Kelsea Ballerini – The First Time (Grade: 1/10)
  5. Reba – Love Somebody (Grade: 9/10)
  6. Little Big Town – Pain Killer (Grade: 3/10)
  7. Eric Church – The Outsiders
  8. Luke Bryan – Spring Break…Checkin’ Out (Grade: 2.5/10)
  9. Jason Aldean – Old Boots, New Dirt (Grade: 3/10)
  10. Florida Georgia Line – Anything Goes (Grade: 0/10)
  11. Tyler Farr – Suffer In Peace (Grade: 5/10)
  12. Chris Stapleton – Traveller (Grade: 10/10)
  13. Darius Rucker – Southern Style (Grade: 5.5/10)
  14. Luke Bryan – Crash My Party
  15. Blake Shelton – Bringing Back The Sunshine (Grade: 4/10)
  16. Carrie Underwood – Greatest Hits: Decade #1
  17. Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell – The Traveling Kind 
  18. Cole Swindell – Cole Swindell
  19. Various Artists – NOW That’s What I Call ACM Awards: 50 Years
  20. Dwight Yoakam – Second Hand Heart (Grade: 10/10)
  21. Chase Rice – Ignite the Night (Grade: 2/10)
  22. Soundtrack – Nashville: The Music Of, Season 3: Vol. 2
  23. Miranda Lambert – Platinum
  24. Zac Brown Band – Greatest Hits So Far…
  25. Kenny Chesney – The Big Revival (Grade: 4.5/10)

Notes:

  • This week’s new #1 country album is Brantley Gilbert’s Just As I Am, displacing Zac Brown Band’s Jekyll + Hyde. If you aren’t aware, Gilbert just released a new platinum bonus edition version of the album, hence why it reached #1 a year after the original being released.
  • Just As I Am is also this week’s biggest gainer, moving up 21 spots from #22 to the top spot.
  • Kelsea Ballerini and her new album The First Time debuts at #4 on the chart.
  • Little Big Town’s Pain Killer album moved up four spots to #6 on the chart.
  • Tyler Farr’s new album Suffer In Peace fell five spots to #11.
  • The critically acclaimed debut album, Traveller, from Chris Stapleton fell eight spots to #12.
  • The collaboration album Traveling Kind from duo Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell fell from #8 to #17.
  • NOW That’s What I Call ACM Awards: 50 Years fell five spots to #19.
  • The biggest loser of the week was the soundtrack Nashville: The Music Of, Season 3: Vol. 2 album, which fell 19 spots from #3 to #22 this week.

 

Source: Billboard