Three country CDs make top 10
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
– Three country CDs will be in the Billboard top 10 when the charts are out Tuesday with Chris Stapleton's "Traveller" leading the way.
Stapleton was sixth with 33,000 units sold, down 4 percent for the chart ending March 24.
r Kane Brown debuted in ninth with his "Chapter I" (EP) with 28,000 units. Joey + Rory's "Hymns" closed out the top 10, falling from fourth, with 27,000 units, down 38 percent.
Gwen Stefani led the charts with "This Is What the Truth Feels Like," selling 84,000 units.
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There is no bigger artist in country music today, perhaps even in American music, than Chris Stapleton. His appeal reaches beyond just the commercial country fans for his gritty bluesy approach. 2015's "Traveller" set a high bar, which was met by this year's release of "From A Room: Volume 1," which won Album of the Year in the 51st CMA Awards. Stapleton also garnered the Male Vocalist of the Year for his second time. Now seven months after that release, "From ...
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