Chalk up another week at No. 1 on the Billboard charts for Brad Paisley‘s song “Then” and the soundtrack album to Hannah Montana: The Movie.
It’s worth noting that only 428,662 country music albums were sold this past week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. In country’s glory days of the early 1990s, a single artist would often sell that many in the same amount of time.
The returning albums are Country’s 20 Classic Songs of the Century by various artists (resurfacing at No. 60) and Elvis Presley‘s Collector’s Edition: Elvis Inspirational Memories (No. 72).
Jake Owen claims this week’s highest charting new song. His “Eight Second Ride” lands at No. 57. The only other newbies are the Lost Trailers‘ “Country Folks Livin’ Loud” (No. 58) and Steve Azar‘s “Moo La Moo” (No. 60).
Now let’s see what this week’s CMA Music Festival does to ramp up record sales.