With broad exposure on NBC’s The Voice, Shelton’s Based on a True Story has sold 703,000 copies, while Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” has sold 3.1 million tracks this year. Thanks to a remix with Nelly, the catchy track is crossing over to pop stations.
Taylor Swift’s Red is the year’s second best-selling country album so far, with 616,000 units sold. Although she released the album last year, it continues to sell well due to significant pop exposure. Florida Georgia Line’s Here’s to the Good Times, also released in 2012, lands at No. 3 on the midyear list of top-selling country albums, with 610,000 units sold.
Meanwhile, Darius Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel” is the second best-selling digital country track so far in 2013, with 1,768,000 units. Shelton’s “Boys ’Round Here” comes in third, just ahead of McGraw’s “Highway Don’t Care.” Shelton’s “Sure Be Cool if You Did” ranked fifth on the list of top-selling country tracks of the year so far.
Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart” and Florida Georgia Line’s “Get Your Shine On” rank sixth and seventh, respectively. The first seven tracks on the list have sold more than 1 million units each. Lady Antebellum’s “Downtown,” Hayes’ “Wanted” and The Band Perry’s “Better Dig Two” complete the Top 10 list of country singles with sales of more than 900,000 units each.