2013 CMT Music Awards: All Performers Experience Digital Sales Increase

Sales of Jason Aldean's "Night Train" Jumped 428 Percent

Live performances during the 2013 CMT Music Awards propelled digital sales for every artist on the show which aired June 5.

Jason Aldean, who co-hosted the show with actress Kristen Bell, saw the most dramatic increase with sales of his just-released single “Night Train” spiking with an increase of 428 percent over the previous week, according to data from Nielsen SoundScan, which monitors music sales.

Other increases for performers on the main stage include:

Kacey Musgraves, “Blowin’ Smoke” (118 percent)
Lady Antebellum, “Goodbye Town” (“88 percent)
Taylor Swift, “Red” (84 percent)
Carrie Underwood, “See You Again” (69 percent)
Keith Urban, “Little Bit of Everything” (63 percent)
Darius Rucker With Lady Antebellum, “Wagon Wheel” (25 percent)
Hunter Hayes, “I Want Crazy” (25 percent)
Florida Georgia Line, “Cruise” (15 percent)
Luke Bryan, “Crash My Party” (11 percent)
Miranda Lambert, “Mama’s Broken Heart” (7 percent)

In addition, each of the six acts featured on the Nationwide Insurance side stage experienced post-show sales increases. They include:

Ashley Monroe, “Weed Instead of Roses” (882 percent)
Love and Theft, “Angel Eyes” (61 percent)
Kree Harrison, “All Cried Out” (55 percent)
Dustin Lynch, “Cowboys and Angels” (42 percent)
Randy Houser, “How Country Feels” (19 percent)

Also appearing on the Nationwide Insurance stage, Cassadee Pope, who released “Wasting All These Tears” on June 4, sold 125,000 copies of her single.

Following his awards show performance of “American Woman” with Jason Aldean, Lenny Kravitz saw sales of his 1999 solo single increase 183 percent. And while Fleetwood Mac didn’t appear on the show, Little Big Town’s collaboration with Keith Urban on “The Chain” resulted in a 192 percent rise in sales of the single from Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 album, Rumours.