Trace, Lady A Rule Country Album Sales
Looks like Trace Adkins found the right title for his latest album, Cowboy’s Back in Town. Not only did he debut at No. 1 on the Billboard country albums sales chart, but he’s No. 5 overall for all genres with 50,000 copies sold in the debut week.
Toby Keith, Trace's tour mate and label chief at Show Dog-Universal, tells Country Weekly that the accomplishment is "awesome." "Usually when you have a No. 1 album you do it with a bonafide smash out there and his song ["This Ain't No Love Song"] is still climbing the charts," Toby says. "It shows you the power he has with his fanbase and he’s been on my tour for two years, so he’s been in front of a lot of people."
That’s Trace’s third album in the Billboard 200 chart.
Lady Antebellum has the next two slots in the Billboard country albums chart. Need You Now had a 35 percent jump in sales to 32,000 copies this week, which Billboard attributes to an iTunes price drop to $7.99 to promote Lady A’s iTunes Sessions EP.
Guess the promotion worked: The Lady A iTunes Sessions collection sold 18,000 copies, the best sales week ever for an iTunes “Live From…”, “Sessions” or “Originals” product.