Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney Maintain Top Album, Song Slots

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Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney Maintain Top Album, Song Slots

Published on August 11, 2012 by CMT News

Zac Brown Band
Sales of Uncaged, the new Zac Brown Band album, continue to
skyrocket, keeping it at No. 1 on Billboard‘s country chart for the fourth straight week.

During that time,
Uncaged has sold 400,497 copies, by the Nielsen SoundScan count, thereby eclipsing Kenny
‘s Welcome to the Fishbowl, which has sold 389,529 units in seven weeks.

Chesney shouldn’t feel
too gloomy, though. His “Come Over” is America’s most-played country
song for the second week in a row.

Gloriana’s A Thousand Miles Left
is the week’s highest-debuting album. It breezes in at No. 2 on sales of 22,869 copies.

Other albums making
their first chart appearances include Joey Rory’s His and Hers
(No. 24), Elvis Presley’s I Am an Elvis Fan: A Collection of Elvis
Songs Chosen by the Fans
(No. 27), Kasey Chambers’ Storybook
(No. 53), Tyler Barham’s Don’t Cage This Heart EP (No. 56), Colt Ford’s
Declaration of Independence (No. 67) and Merle Haggard’s 10
Great Songs
(No. 75).

The week’s new songs are Sara Evans’ “Anywhere”
(No. 57), Lonestar’s “The Countdown” (No. 59) and Andy
‘s “Summer Back” (No. 60).

Ford’s “Back,” with Jake
, returns at No. 58.

The No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 albums this week are Chesney’s Welcome to the Fishbowl,
Luke Bryan’s Tailgates Tanlines and Carrie
‘s Blown Away, in that order.

Trooping in behind “Come Over” in the Top 5 songs cluster are Love and Theft’s “Angel
Gloriana’s “(Kissed You) Good Night,” Blake
‘s “Over” and Little
Big Town
‘s “Pontoon.”

Have you noticed the breaking-away
imagery in the titles of recent country albums? There’s ZBB’s Uncaged, Gloriana’s A Thousand Miles Left Behind,
Underwood’s Blown Away, Rascal Flatts’ Changed, Chris
‘s Back in the Saddle (alas, no breakaway for his horse), the soundtrack to Footloose, Tyler Barham’s
Don’t Cage This Heart and Ford’s Declaration of Independence.

Older and more sedentary country fans are
not likely to be lured by such expressions of vigor. For that market, we suggest such stress-free titles as Staying Put,
This Is Good Enough, Why Bother? and Spontaneity? Let Me Think About It.

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