Jason Aldean’s Old Boots, New Dirt Is Nation’s Best-Selling Album

Florida Georgia Line Pops to Top of Song Chart With "Dirt"

Propelled by first-week sales of 278,096 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Jason Aldean’s Old Boots, New Dirt rockets to No. 1 on both Billboard’s country and all-genres album chart.

And speaking of dirt, Florida Georgia Line’s single “Dirt” now tops the country airplay chart after a mere 14 weeks of toiling upward.

Other albums debuting this week are the soundtrack to the movie The Best of Me (No. 12), which features tracks from such country acts as Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Thomas Rhett and Thompson Square; street singer Doug Seegers’ Going Down to the River (No. 25) and the eponymous EP Old Dominion.

Returning to action are Martina McBride’s Everlasting (No. 48) and Home Free’s Crazy Life (No. 49).

Brad Paisley’s Moonshine in the Trunk makes a giant leap from No. 15 to No. 8.

The country airplay chart welcomes three new singles: Florida Georgia Line’s “Sun Daze” (No. 53), the Josh Abbott Band’s “Hangin’ Around” (No. 58) and Cole Swindell’s “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey” (No. 59).

Rounding out the Top 5 albums array, in descending order, are Blake Shelton’s Bringing Back the Sunshine (last week’s No. 1), Lady A’s 747, Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival and George Strait’s The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium.

The No. 2 through No. 5 songs are Aldean’s “Burnin’ It Down,” Luke Bryan’s “Roller Coaster” (last week’s No. 1) Sam Hunt’s “Leave the Night On” and Shelton’s “Neon Light.”

And the beat goes on.

Edward Morris is a veteran of country music journalism. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and is a frequent contributor to CMT.com.