Buxton sets record with Window
Friday, February 19, 2010
– Sarah Buxton's lead single, Outside My Window,
from her debut out next week sold more than 12,000 paid downloads this week. That is the biggest opening digital single sales from a debut album for any female country artist in the history of Nielsen Soundscan.
After opening dates in Buffalo, N.Y. (Feb. 19), Baltimore, MD (Feb. 20) and Columbus, OH (Feb. 21) for Martina McBride and Trace Adkins on the "Shine All Night Tour," Buxton will return to Nashville to celebrate the release of her debut CD with a full band show at The Rutledge on Feb. 23.
Prior to the show, Buxton will offer up a behind the scenes look at her debut CD with Premiere: Sarah Buxton on GAC. The 30-minute special, which unveils on the network this Saturday, Feb. 20 at 9 p.m. eastern, showcases Buxton's take on Stupid Boy, Space and Big Blue Sky.
Buxton will round out the week with additional dates on the "Shine All Night Tour," in Ft. Wayne, IN (2/25); Cleveland, (Feb. 26); Pittsburgh, (Feb. 27) and Cincinnati (Feb. 28).
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