There’s little action on the Billboard country charts this week as Taylor Swift continues holding the top album slot with Red and the prime song position with “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”
No new albums have surfaced, although two re-enter the charts: the soundtrack to the movie Lawless (at No. 62) and Thomas Rhett’s self-titled EP (No. 75).
It may be because there are few new titles to buy, but whatever the reason, country album sales really slumped this week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week, the Top 75 country albums sold 940,563 copies. This week, the total for the same number of albums dropped to 605,387.
Those silver bells obviously aren’t ringing from cash registers.