iTunes UK Country Chart Roundup – Week of 14th August, 2015


Well, The Shires’ star is rising even further now, with ‘Brave’ continuing to hold #1 and ‘Brave (Deluxe)’ firmly at #4, ahead of Luke Bryan’s brand new album ‘Kill The Lights’ at #5 and Johnny Cash’s ‘The Legend of’ at #2. Also in abundance are the ‘Nashville’ soundtracks, notching ‘Season 3, Volume 2’ at #3, ‘Season 3, Volume 1’ at #9, ‘Season 2, Volume 2’ at #12, and ‘Season 2, Volume 1’ at #12, surprisingly doing considerably better than Taylor Swift this week. Of course, she’s still a force to be reckoned with, but her dominance is significantly less on Country Albums than usual, her highest entry being #8 with ‘Fearless’, her next #14 with ‘Red’, the following #15 with ‘Speak Now (Bonus Track Version)’ and the final #21 with ‘Taylor Swift’.

Kacey Musgraves, meanwhile, has watched her albums drop slightly in sales, but not enough to stop being noteworthy. ‘Pageant Material’ is at #7 this week and ‘Same Trailer Different Park’ is at #16, while fellow female Shania Twain is sporting #11 and #18 for her ‘Greatest Hits’ and ‘Come On Over’ respectively. Of groups, the Dixie Chicks are at #17 with ‘The Essential’, Lady Antebellum are at #20 with ‘Need You Now’, Zac Brown Band are at #24 with ‘Jekyll + Hyde’ and Ward Thomas peek in at #25 with ‘From Where We Stand’, while Jess and The Bandits make their appearance with ‘Here We Go Again’ at #19. Legends appear in the form of John Denver (#6) and Kenny Rogers (#10), while a new country compilation album makes the chart at #23.

Of course, it’s no surprise that The Shires are leading Country Songs with their latest single ‘All Over Again’, as well as placing it at #9 and ‘State Lines’ at #13 and #22. What is a little surprising is Lady Antebellum pushing ‘Need You Now’ back to #2 after a long time much lower than that, but below is a typical slew of Taylor Swift and John Denver offerings that return us to iTunes UK chart normality. Like with Country Albums, Jess and The Bandits are having a moment (following Jess’ appearance on Lorraine this morning) and ‘Nitty Gritty’ is at #11 ahead of the likes of Dolly Parton, Shania Twain and Johnny Cash back catalogue. Luke Bryan, meanwhile, has dropped to #23 with ‘Kick The Dust Up’, Little Big Town are holding strong at #21 with ‘Girl Crush’, Uncle Kracker continues to be a popular sale with ‘Follow Me’ at #20 and Easton Corbin’s ‘Are You With Me’ comes in at #25.

That’s it for this week; come back next Friday for another dose of your iTunes UK roundup!

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