Moore tops country chart, second in U.S.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
– Justin Moore debuts at number two as the second best selling CD in the U.S. this past week with "Off the Beaten Path."
Moore sold 96,730 copies of his third CD. This marks the second time the Arkansas native tops the country album chart.
Jack Johnson topped the overall chart with "From Here to Now to You" with 117,000 sold for his fourth number one.
"Man, it's been a mind-blowing week having my fourth number one single and now the number one c album with 'Off the Beaten Path.' It's unreal," said Moore. "I can't say it enough...thanks to Country radio and our fans...you are the best, and we couldn't do this without you. Hope to see you on the road soon."
Producer Jeremy Stover helmed the 16-track project, which features duets with Miranda Lambert on Old Habits and Charlie Daniels on the redneck anthem For Some Ol Redneck Reason. Moore also teamed up with Stover to pen several songs for the project, including the ode to famous booties (Kim Kardashian and JLo) on I'd Want It To Be Yours.
Moore heads out on the 57-city Off the Beaten Path Tour starting Nov. 1 in Springfield, Mo. The headline dates will continue throughout the spring and feature Randy Houser and special guest Josh Thompson.
Joining Moore were Chris Young ("A.M." at number 3) and Billy Currington ("We Are Tonight" at 10), along with Luke Bryan ("Crash My Party," at six in its sixth week with 47,000; down 11 per cent) and Keith Urban ("Fuse," falling from first to eighth in its second week with 31,000; down 69 per cent).
Young sold 53,000 units, becoming his highest-charting album, although not his best sales week. This is Young's second top 10 effort, following 2011's "Neon," which was his biggest sales week, starting at 73,000.
Currington, meanwhile, scored his second top 10 album, as "We Are Tonight" selling 26,000 units. That's far less than 2010's "Enjoy Yourself" with 45,000 units.
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