iTunes UK Country Chart Roundup – Week of 2nd October, 2015

onstage during the 50th Academy Of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium on April 19, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.

As if Don Henley couldn’t dominate the Country Albums chart more than he did last week, he now occupies slots #1 and #2 with the Deluxe and Standard editions of his record ‘Cass County’. The chart’s #1 from two weeks ago, Lisa McHugh’s ‘Wildfire’ has dropped to #21, while Sam Hunt’s ‘Montevallo’ (another recent high charter) falls to #16. Still on top however are the various Nashville soundtracks, led by ‘Season 3, Volume 2’ at #3 and followed by ‘Season 3, Volume 1’ at #7, ‘Season 2, Volume 2’ at #23 and ‘Season 2, Volume 1’ at #25. There are also plenty of entries from Taylor Swift, starting perhaps surprisingly with ‘Speak Now (Bonus Track Version)’ at #4, ‘Red’ at #5, ‘Taylor Swift’ at #10, ‘Fearless (Platinum Edition)’ at #11, ‘Red (Deluxe Version)’ at #17 and ‘Fearless’ at #24.

Elsewhere The Shires continue to shine, as ‘Brave (Deluxe)’ takes #6 and ‘Brave’ takes #12, while Luke Bryan is up at #8 with ‘Kill The Lights’ and Shania Twain’s ‘Greatest Hits’ proves popular at #9. Zac Brown Band’s ‘Jekyll + Hyde’ holds onto #13, ahead of Carrie Underwood’s ‘Greatest Hits: Decade #1’ at #14, and other slots inside the top 25 go to Shania Twain, Johnny Cash and the Dixie Chicks.

Country Songs, of course, reflects the leadership of Don Henley as ‘Take A Picture of This’ steals #1 and #19, although none of the rest of his tracks enter the top 25. Taylor Swift as usual asserts her dominance, beginning with ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ at #2 and rolling through nine of her other hits, up from previous weeks. Carrie Underwood is also selling well, although ‘Before He Cheats’ trumps ‘Smoke Break’ at #3 and #5 respectively, while Lady Antebellum’s ‘Need You Now’ sticks at #7 and Little Big Town’s ‘Girl Crush’ comes in at #10. Johnny Cash offers up a few career hits including ‘Hurt’ and ‘I Walk The Line’, surrounded by Zac Brown Band’s ‘Loving You Easy’ (#12), Sam Hunt’s ‘Take Your Time’ (#15), Uncle Kracker’s ‘Follow Me’ (#17) and Luke Bryan’s ‘Strip It Down’ (#24). Other entries go to Dolly Parton and John Denver, while Derek Ryan’s ‘Shut Up And Dance With Me’ peeps in at #25.

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

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