2014 Albums

Marie Crichton Country Show:
Top Albums of 2014 and Notables



Scroll down to discover 
a) All the new releases in 2014 including ones played on Marie Crichton’s BBC Radio Shropshire Country Show

b) Discover which Country/ Americana albums made the Official UK Top 100 chart

c) All the 2014 country albums which charted on the American Billboard Charts  (Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart/ Billboard Top Country Albums Chart) with Debut sales where known shown in blue)

d) Country Music People share their Critics’ Choice picks of 2014 along with an Index of CD’s reviewed in 2014.

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All the Forthcoming and Country/Alt Country/ American albums so far released in 2015. An expanded and comprehensive listing of Country/Alt Country/ American albums released in 2014.
















































Marie Crichton’s BBC Radio Shropshire Country Show – 
TOP 20 ALBUMS of 2014

It was a tough choice, but here are Marie’s Top 20 albums of 2014 with her Facebook comments:

1. Irene Kelly - PENNSYLVANIA COAL CD - Amazon.com >> YouTube - Press Release  
Comment: Stunning vocal and beautiful songs, bluegrass at its best.
2. Angaleena Presley - AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS CD - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 
Comment: Superb debut from 1/3 of the Pistol Annies. This is what a modern country album should sound like, it is solid country and one for the girls, 12 tracks of misery... and I love it.
3. Karyn Rochelle - KARYN ROCHELLE MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 
Comment: Great to hear another fine debut from a very talented songwriter whose music has been cut by the likes of Terri Clark and Sara Evans.
4. Donna Hughes - FROM THE HEART / FLY 2 CD MP3 - UK iTunes - CD Baby
(From The Heart is a lovely bluegrass album, while Fly is a delicate piano driven singer-songwriter sound. Great idea for a double project)
5. Lee Ann Womack - THE WAY I'M LIVIN' CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 
Comment: After a few years away from music it is exciting to have this album. It may mark a new direction, but her voice is as pure as ever.

6. Bernie Nelson – BLUE CD - CDBaby - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 
Comment: I have to confess to not being that familiar with his music until I heard this, but once I researched his name I realised all the great songs he has written, this is a refreshing album.
7. Trinity River Band - BETTER THAN BLUE / ON A MORNING LIKE THIS MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com
Comment: Two wonderful releases in one year from this incredibly talented family band; proving the point that you cannot beat blood harmony.
8. Joni Harms - FROM OREGON TO IRELAND MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com
Comment: Great to hear a live album from one of my favourite singers, hopefully she will be touring the UK this summer...watch this space.
9. Sheryl Crow - FEELS LIKE HOME CD - MP3 - Amazon.com
Comment: She has always had country roots, but this album is her first official country album and it really suits her, so I hope there will be more, she certainly comes home on this one.
10. Jessi Alexander - DOWN HOME MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 
Comment: Another great album from a singer-songwriter who has had her music recorded by Trisha Yearwood, Blake Shelton and Miley Cyrus.

Worthy Notables #11 - #20:
11. Garth Brooks - Blame it All on My Roots Bumper Box set and Man Against The Machine CD - Smart Choice Music - Amazon.com 
Comment: Garth made a comeback as only Garth could... huge, great music continuing in Garth style, which his fans will enjoy.
12. Trisha Yearwood – Prizefighter: Hit After Hit CD - Amazon.com  
Comment: Although only some of the songs are new, it is a nice package with modern remakes of old favourites like Walkaway Joe and The Song Remembers When.
13. Tim McGraw - Sundown Heaven Town CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com
Comment: Very strong album, one of his best in recent years, the deluxe version has a whopping 17 tracks.
14. Holly Norman - Appalachian Angel CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com - CD BABY
Comment: Really talented bluegrass singer-songwriter who deserves to become a household name, a fine example of country meets bluegrass.
15. Brian Collins - The Healing Highway UK iTunes - US iTunes - briancollinsmusic.com
Comment: Great debut, having him stop by and sing live emphasised his talent and was a definite year highlight.

16. Ags Connelly - How About Now? CD - MP3 - UK iTunes
Comment: I would say one of, if not the best album by a UK male I've heard, like an English George Jones with a package of beautifully crafted, stone country songs.
17. Common Linnets - Self Titled CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Amazon.com
Comment: Well Known and incredibly talented singer Ilse Delange teamed up with fellow singer songwriter Waylon and formed this refreshing duo. A a nice European offering of country music. Their performance on the Eurovision Song Contest was the best of the night and I line dance to 'Calm After The Storm.
18. Kristy Cox - Living For The Moment MP3 - iTunes - Amazon.com 
Comment: Another lovely bluegrass album, which fills the gap for those of us who love modern, but also 'country' music.
19. Nu Blu - All The Way CD - MP3 - Amazon.com 
Comment: A similarly great bluegrass meets country album. Her voice reminds me at times of Jeannie kendall and that can only be a good thing.
20. George Strait - THE COWBOY RIDES AWAY CD - UK iTunes - Amazon.com 
Comment: He may be hanging up his travelling boots, but he sure rode out in style; recruiting his country music friends to sing with him on a really sincere live album.

So how did National, local BBC, UK Internet Radio and local community radio stations playing country music along with online streaming services help to sell the music in the shops and at online retailers?
  
Which Country/ Americana Albums charted on the Official UK Albums Top 100 during 2014?
  • 19 Country/ Americana Albums made the Top 100.
  • The highest charting debut was logged by Johnny Cash with OUT AMONG THE STARS at No.4 (19,347 sales)
  • The biggest selling debut was Dolly Parton with her 2-CD BLUE SMOKE / THE BEST OF with a debut at No.6 selling 20,860 copies. As it was a compilation it did not appear on the Official Country chart.
  • The third biggest selling debut was First Aid Kit's STAY GOLD (11,281 sales; No.11 debut) followed by Garth Brooks MAN AGAINST MACHINE (7,608 sales, No.23 debut) and fifth was Lady Antebellum’s 747 (5,998 sales; No.12 debut)
  • UK duo Ward Thomas with FROM WHERE WE STAND were inside the Top 40 on the mid-week chart but landed just outside on the chart on the published Sunday frame with 2,473 sales and made a bow at No.41. They out charted and out sold 4 of the biggest names from America (2 now 2015 ACM Nominated albums) as Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw and Eric Church sold fewer numbers with just one week on the top 100 compared to the achievement by 20-year old twin sisters Catherine and Lizzy Ward Thomas who had a 5-week Top 100 run!
UK Charting Albums in 2014:

Mary Chapin Carpenter SONGS FROM THE MOVIE Official UK Albums Top 100 debut at No.95 (chart week Feb 1, 2014)
Sheryl Crowe FEELS LIKE HOME Official UK Albums Top 100 debut at No.16 (5,498 sales; chart week Feb 8, 2014), then #21 (4,500 copies), then #51 (2,300 copies), then #79
Rosanne Cash THE RIVER & THE THREAD debut at No.25 (4,267 sales; chart week Feb 22, 2014), then #47, then #69, then off the chart
Blackberry Smoke THE WHIPPOORWILL Official UK Albums Top 100 debut at No.30 (2,973 sales; chart week March 1, 2014) then off the chart
Eric Church THE OUTSIDERS debut at No.70 (1,272 sales; chart week March 8, 2014), then off the chart
Johnny Cash with OUT AMONG THE STARS debut at No.4 (19,347 sales; chart week April 12, 2014),then #6 (10,374 copies),then #9 (7,292 copies),then #12 (4,000+ copies), then #21 (3,300 – 3,800 copies), then #42 (2,200 copies), then #46 (1,800 copies), then #68 (1,400 copies), then #32 (3,000 copies), then #29 (3,000 copies), then #25 (around  4,400 copies), then #46, then #80 (1,000 copies), then fell off the Top 100      
Emmylou Harris WRECKING BALL debut at No.100 (sales less than 980; chart week April 26, 2014)

The Common Linnets eponymous album debut No.40 (2,004 sales; chart week May 24, 2014) then fell off the top 100
Miranda Lambert PLATINUM debut at No.52 (1,725 sales; chart week June 14, 2014) then off the chart
First Aid Kit's STAY GOLD debuts at No.11 (11,281 sales; chart week June 21, 2014), then #16 (4,000+ sales); then #30 (2,500 sales); then #68 (1,700 sales) 
Dolly Parton BLUE SMOKE / THE BEST OF debut at No.6 (20,860 sales; chart week June 21, 2014), then #6 (13,962 sales); then #7 (13,983 sales); then #4 (28,256 copies), then #3 (18,568 sales), then #3 (15,408 sales), then #2 (13,602 sales), then #2 (14,998 sales), then #2 (16,665 sales), then #3 (10,905 sales)  then #7 (8,940 sales), then #10 (7,738 sales), then #11 (6,062 sales). It ended its initial 12 week engagement in the Top 10, dipping 10-11 (6,062 sales; down 22% on previous week 7,738; 12-week total 189,961). The album set went on to be certified PLATINUM and as of the chart 31st January 2015 it had sold another  2,000 copies moving 27-42 with a 33-week chart estimated total of 374,500 copies!

Willie Nelson BAND OF BROTHERS debut at No.52 (1,589 copies; chart week July 5, 2014)
Ward Thomas FROM WHERE WE STAND debut at No.41 (2,473 sales; chart week August 2, 2014), then #93 (1,000 sales), then #94 (950 sales), then #95 (930 sales) , then #94 (980 sales) then fell off the top 100
Blackberry Smoke LEAVE A SCAR: LIVE NORTH CAROLINA debut at No.35 (2,181 sales; chart week August 30, 2014), then fell off the top 100.
Brad Paisley MOONSHINE IN THE TRUNK debut at No.34 (2,387 sales; chart week September 6, 2014)
Tim McGraw with SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN debut at No.72 debut (1,383 sales; chart week Oct 4, 2014),
Lucinda Williams with DOWN WHERE THE SPIRIT MEETS THE BONE debut at No.23 (4,101 sales; chart week Oct 11, 2014), then #66 (1,400 sales), 

Lady Antebellum with 747 debut at #12 (5,998 sales; chart week Oct 18, 2014), then #21 (4,000 sales), then #50 (1,700 sales), then #71 (sales less than 1,500 copies, 4-week total 13,200), then off the chart
Garth Brooks MAN AGAINST MACHINE debut at #23 (7,608 sales; chart Week Nov 22, 2014), then #45 (3,400 sales estimated), then #74 (2,500 sales) then fell off the top 100

Of Note:
Taylor Swift full on official POP and went stratospheric with fifth studio album 1989. It opened atop the UK chart with sales of 90,336 copies, her second Official Albums Chart No.1. It became the fastest-selling album of the year by a female artist thus far overtaking previous record holder The X Factor winner Sam Bailey, whose debut THE POWER OF LOVE sold 72,644 copies in its first week of release. As of the chart week 31st January 2015 “1989” fell 4-7 selling 13,737 copies with a 13-week total of 470,456.
You+Me, a Pop/ Folk duo made up of Canadian singer/songwriter Dallas Green and the formidable Pink (who had placed eight solo studio albums and compilations in the Top 15 since 2000) made a bow at No.10 (7,948 sales) with their debut album titled Rose Ave on the chart frame October 25, 2014. In it’s second week it fell 10-39 (2,172 sales, 2-week total 10,120)

Official UK Top 100 Singles
There was ONLY one country single which made the Official UK Top 100 Singles Chart on the chart dated March 22, 2014 when C2C Country To Country 2014 headliner Brad Paisley moved up from No.154 to No.100 in his second week with “Mona Lisa” (Arista Nashville). It became Paisley's first UK Top 100 single after being “B” then “A” playlisted by BBC Radio 2 for 5 weeks from the weeks commencing Saturday Feb 8, 2014 to March 15th.

Of Note: Folk singer Sally Barker with “To Love Somebody” (UMTV) entered at No.81 (sales around 2,800 – 2,900) for the week ending April 5, 2014. Sally was one of 4 contestants who qualified for the final of The Voice UK

New releases played on Marie Crichton’s BBC Country Show during 2014

2014 COUNTRY ALBUMS
  • All the new releases in 2014 including ones played on Marie Crichton’s BBC Radio Shropshire Country Show.
  • Those marked in RED are ones Marie particularly enjoyed during 2014.
  • All the 2014 country albums which charted on the American Billboard Charts  (Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart/ Billboard Top Country Albums Chart) with Debut sales where known shown in blue)

JANUARY 2014

TG Sheppard and Kelly Lang - ICONIC DUETS (Self-Released)
Erica Sunshine Lee - THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN
Keith Urban - FUSE
Tia McGraff - BREAK THESE CHAINS
Jennifer Nettles - THAT GIRL (Mercury Nashville)
Jon Pardi - WRITE YOU A SONG (Capitol Nashville)
Mary Chapin Carpenter - SONGS FROM THE MOVIE (Rounder Records)
Rosanne Cash -THE RIVER & THE THREAD (Blue Note Records)
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings - SOUTH (Thirty Tigers)
Lone Justice - THE VAUGHT TAPES 1983 (Omnivore)
Charlie Farley - HOG HEAVEN (Average Joes Entertainment-Backroad Records)
Railroad Earth - LAST OF THE OUTLAWS
Florida Georgia Line - iTunes SESSIONS
Beth Nielsen Chapman - UNCOVERED
Home Free - CRAZY LIFE
Lucinda Williams - SELF TITLED (remastered)
Jenna Jentry - JENNA JENTRY (EP)
Jason Eady - DAYLIGHT & THE DARK (self-released)
Los Lonely Boys - REVELATION (LonelyTone)
Ray Benson - A LITTLE PIECE (Bismeaux)
Blue Highway - THE GAME (Rounder)
Hard Working Americans - HARD WORKING AMERICANS (Melvin Records/Thirty Tigers)
Doug Paisley - STRONG FEELINGS
Now That’s What I Call Country Ballads (Various Artists)
Holly Norman - Appalachian Angel
Vince Gill and Paul Franklin - BAKERSFIELD (Deluxe Cracker Barrel Edition)
Sheryl Crow - FEELS LIKE HOME
Rhonda Vincent - ONLY ME Only Me (Upper Management)
North 40 - SING YOUR OWN Song (Rhymetown)
Iain Matthews - THE ART OF OBSCURITY (Omnivore)
Laura Cantrell - NO WAY THERE FROM HERE
Dave Barnes - GOLDEN DAYS
Amy Ray - GOODNIGHT TENDER

Billboard Country Albums Debuts:
January (Chart Issue Dated weeks)
Jennifer Nettles THAT GIRL (Mercury Nashville) 54,091 copies; #5 Billboard 200/ #1 Country 
Jon Pardi Write You A Song (Capitol Nashville) 17,050 copies; #14 Billboard 200/ #3 Country
Mary Chapin Carpenter SONGS FROM THE MOVIE (Rounder Records) 4,000+ copies; #75 Billboard 200/ #6 Billboard Folk
Rosanne Cash THE RIVER & THE THREAD (Blue Note Records) 18,566 copies; #11 Billboard 200/ #2 Country
Florida Georgia Line - iTunes SESSIONS; 5,000 copies; #63 Billboard 200/ #11 Country
Cody Johnson COWBOY LIKE ME; 8,144 copies; #33 Billboard 200/ #7 Country
Home Free CRAZY LIFE; 6,000 copies; #40 Billboard 200/ #8 Country
Lucinda Williams SELF TITLED (re-mastered); 6,000 copies; #39 / #1 Top Catalog Albums
Jason Eady DAYLIGHT & THE DARK (self-released) #45 Country
Various Now That’s What I Call Country Ballads; 5,500 copies; #56 Billboard 200/ #9 Country
Rhonda Vincent ONLY ME Only Me (Upper Management) less than 2,000 copies; #36 Country/ #1 Bluegrass

FEBRUARY 2014

Tim McGraw - LOVE STORY (Curb Records)
Jace Everett - Terra Rosa
Eric Paslay - ERIC PASLAY (EMI Nashville)
Suzy Bogguss - LUCKY
Toby Keith -DOUBLE SHOT (Show Dog/Universal) - 2 pack CD (includes Clancy's Tavern (Deluxe Edition) and Bullets In The Gun (Deluxe Edition)
Whiskey Myers - Early Morning Shakes;
Moonshine Bandits -CALICOUNTRY (Average Joes)
Emmylou Harris - LIVE IN 1978 (All Access)
Dirk Powell - WALKING THROUGH CLAY (Sugar Hill)
Will Kimbrough - SIDESHOW LOVE
Jarrod Dickenson - Songs from Willow St
Thomas Rhett - It Goes Like This
Clay Walker - Best Of (Curb Records)
Eric Church -THE OUTSIDERS (EMI Nashville)
Frankie Ballard - SUNSHINE & WHISKEY (Warner Bros.)
Steve Holy - BEST OF (Curb Records)
Desert Rose Band - BEST OF THE DESERT ROSE BAND (Curb Records)
Irene Kelley - PENNSYLVANIA COAL (Patio Records)
Rod Picott -HANG YOUR HOPES ON A CROOKED NAIL
Hurray for the Riff Raff - SMALL TOWN HEROES (ATO Records) Alt/Americana
Curtis Grimes - OUR SIDE OF THE FENCE (Artist Mgmt Partners)
Robert Ellis - LIGHTS FROM THE CHEMICAL PLANT
Matt Kennon SIMPLIFIED (self-release)
DAN SEALS - Definitive collection
Blackberry Smoke - THE WHIPPOORWILL
Cole Swindell - COLE SWINDELL (Warner Records/WMN)
Lydia Loveless - SOMEWHERE ELSE (Bloodshot Records)
Ralph Stanley & Ralph Stanley II - SIDE BY SIDE (Rebel)
Clayton Anderson - RIGHT WHERE I BELONG
Cody Johnson - COWBOY LIKE ME
Kristy Cox - LIVING FOR THE MOMENT (Import)
Ags Connolly - HOW ABOUT NOW
Dierks Bentley - RISER (Capitol Nashville/UMG)
Twin Forks -TWIN FORKS (Dine Alone Records)
Hannah & Maggie - IN THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS
Chris Janson -TAKE IT TO THE BANK (EP)
Artie Rodriguez - I’LL GIVE YOU SOMETHING TO DRINK ABOUT

Billboard Country Albums Debuts:
February (Chart Issue Dated weeks)
Tim McGraw LOVE STORY (Curb Records); 3,000 copies; #116 Billboard 200/ #19 Country
Eric Paslay ERIC PASLAY (EMI Nashville) 10,655 copies; #31 Billboard 200/ #4 Country
Whiskey Myers - Early Morning Shakes; 6,000 copies; #54 Billboard 200/ #10 Country
Moonshine Bandits CALICOUNTRY (Average Joes); 3,000 copies; #126 Billboard 200/ #22 Country
Eric Church THE OUTSIDERS (EMI Nashville) 287,668 copies; #1 Billboard 200/ #1 Country
Frankie Ballard SUNSHINE & WHISKEY (Warner Bros. Records) 11,000 copies; #35 Billboard 200/ #5 Country
Cole Swindell COLE SWINDELL (Warner Bros. Records/WMN) 63,247 copies; #3 Billboard 200/ #2 Country
Dierks Bentley RISER (Capitol Nashville/UMG) 63,000 copies; #6 Billboard 200/ #1 Country

MARCH 2014

Stephanie Manns - CLOSER (UK singer) 
Bryan White - SHINE (Indie)
Bill Anderson - LIFE! (TBD)
Kevin Fowler - HOW COUNTRY ARE YA? (Kevin Fowler Records-Thirty Tigers)
David Nail - I'M A FIRE (MCA Nashville)
Eli Young Band -TEN THOUSAND TOWNS (Republic Nashville)
Chuck Mead - FREE STATE SERENADE
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell LIVE (Rounder)
Sundy Best- BRING UP THE SUN (eOne)
Bill Emerson and Sweet Dixie- DANCIN' ANNIE (Rural Rhythm Records)
Dallas Smith - TIPPIN’ POINT (EP)
Carrie Ann Carrol - YOU SHOULD KN0W
Amelia White - Old Postcard
David Pack - NAPA CROSSROADSHannah Aldridge - Razor Wire
Sara Evans - SLOW ME DOWN (RCA Nashville)
Don Williams - REFLECTIONS (Sugar Hill)
Cowboy Troy - KING OF CLUBS
Luke Bryan - Spring Break 6... Like We Ain't Ever (EP)
Matt Stillwell - RIGHT ON TIME
Jo Dee Messina - ME (Indie)
Ronnie Milsap - SUMMER (Legacy Recordings)
Samantha Landrum - Hometown
Various Artists 2014 ACM Awards Zinepak
Johnny Cash - OUT AMONG THE STARS
Jerrod Niemann - HIGH NOON
Sarah Davidson - Self-titled EP;
Special Concensus - Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute to John Denver

Billboard Country Albums Debuts:
March (Chart Issue Dated weeks)
Kevin Fowler HOW COUNTRY ARE YA? (Kevin Fowler Records-Thirty Tigers) 5,000 copies, #66 Billboard 200/ #9 Country 
David Nail I'M A FIRE (MCA Nashville) 23,434 copies; #13 Billboard 200/ #3 Country
Eli Young Band TEN THOUSAND TOWNS (Republic Nashville) 35,947 copies; #5 Billboard 200/ #1 Country
Sundy Best BRING UP THE SUN (eOne) 5,000 copies; #70 Billboard 200/ #11 Country
Dallas Smith TIPPIN’ POINT (EP) 2,000 copies; #31 Country
Sara Evans SLOW ME DOWN (RCA Nashville) 26,509 copies; #9 Billboard 200/ #2 Country
Don Williams  REFLECTIONS (Sugar Hill) 3,000 copies; #124 Billboard 200/ #19 Country
Luke Bryan Spring Break 6... Like We Ain't Ever (EP) 74,296 copies; #2 Billboard 200/ #1 Country
Jo Dee Messina ME (Indie) 2,600 copies; #156 Billboard 200/ #19 Country
Various Artists 2014 ACM Awards Zinepak; 12,632 copies; #28 Billboard 200/ #5 Country
Johnny Cash OUT AMONG THE STARS (TBD) 53,804 copies; #3 Billboard 200/ #1 Country
Jerrod Niemann HIGH NOON 14,261 copies; #18 Billboard 200/ #3 Country
Sarah Davidson Self-titled EP; 1,900 copies; #30 Country

APRIL 2014

Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley and more) - Looking into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne (Music Road)
Hank Williams III - RAMBLIN' MAN (Curb)
The Infamous Stringdusters -LET IT GO (High Recordings)
Dan + Shay DAN + SHAY (Warner Brothers)
Josh Thompson - TURN IT UP (Show Dog)
Charlie Daniels Band - OFF THE GRID- DOIN' IT DYLAN (Blue Hat Records)
Nickel Creek - A DOTTED LINE (Nonesuch)
Working Man's Poet: A TRIBUTE TO MERLE HAGGARD
Merle Haggard - Okie From Muskogee 45th Anniversary
Jessi Alexander - DOWN HOME
Charlie Landsborough - HERE THERE AND EVERYWHERE
Wayne Taylor - MOVIN' ON
Linda Ronstadt - DUETS
Buzz Cason - TROUBADOUR HEART
Shook Twins - WHAT WE DO
Martina McBride - EVERLASTING (Kobalt Records)
Ronnie Dunn - PEACE LOVE AND COUNTRY MUSIC
Carlene Carter - CARTER GIRL (Rounder)
Rodney Crowell - TARPAPER SKY (New West Records)
Oak Ridge Boys - BOYS NIGHT OUT (Cleopatra Records)
Jessica Lea Mayfield - MAKE MY HEAD SING (ATO Records)
Randy Rogers Band - HOMEMADE TAMALES LIVE AT FLOORE'S
Bobby Bare, Jr.- UNDEFEATED (Bloodshot)
Marty Stuart - THE GOSPEL SONGS OF MARTY STUART (Gaither Music Group)
The Secret Sisters - PUT YOUR NEEDLE DOWN (Republic Records)
Ray Price - BEAUTY IS..THE FINAL SESSION
Jessie James Decker COMIN’ HOME
Hank Williams THE GARDEN SPOT PROGRAMS, 1950 (EP Vinyl)
Various Artists - NASHVILLE:
Black Prairie - FORTUNE
Rachele Lynae - self-titled debut album
Trinity River Band - BETTER THAN BLUE
Bryan Sutton - INTO MY OWN (Sugar Hill Records)Danielle Bradbery - self titled

Billboard Country Albums Debuts:
April (Chart Issue Dated weeks)
Looking into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne (Music Road) Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley and more) 8,000 copies; #44 Billboard 200
Hank Williams III RAMBLIN' MAN (Curb) #37 Country
Dan + Shay DAN + SHAY (Warner Brothers) 28,648 copies; #6 Billboard 200/ #1 Country
Josh Thompson TURN IT UP (Show Dog) 9,384 copies; #36 Billboard 200/ #7 Country
Nickel Creek A DOTTED LINE (Nonesuch) 27,041 copies; #7 Billboard 200
Working Man's Poet: A Tribute To Merle Haggard"; 4,600 copies; #85 Billboard 200/ #17 Country 
Martina McBride EVERLASTING (Kobalt Records) 20,880 copies; #7 Billboard 200/ #1 Country
Ronnie Dunn PEACE LOVE AND COUNTRY MUSIC 1,000 copies; #55 Country 
Carlene Carter CARTER GIRL (Rounder) 1,400 copies; #40 Country 
Rodney Crowell TARPAPER SKY (New West Records) 3,000 copies; #168 Billboard 200/ #25 Country
Oak Ridge Boys BOYS NIGHT OUT (Cleopatra Records) 1,200 copies; did not chart on Top 50 Country albums
Randy Rogers Band HOMEMADE TAMALES- LIVE AT FLOORE'S (Room 8 Records/Thirty Tigers Records) 5,000 copies; #70 Billboard 200/ #11 Country
The Secret Sisters - Put Your Needle Down The Secret Sisters (Republic Records) 3,700 copies; #110 Billboard 200/ #18 Country/ #1 Billboard Heatseekers/ #3 Folk
Ray Price Beauty Is..The Final Sessions 3,300 copies; #143 Billboard 200/ #22 Country 
Jessie James Decker COMIN’ HOME; 11,144 copies; #28 Billboard 200/ #5 Country/ #9 Billboard Digital Albums
Various Artists NASHVILLE: On the Record; 17,790 copies; #8 Billboard 200/ #2 Country

MAY 2014

Hunter Hayes STORYLINE,
Leah Turner LEAH TURNER EP
The Music of Nashville Season 2, Volume 2 – Nashville Cast
Nikki Lane - RIGHT THING
Dolly Parton - BLUE SMOKE
Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner - JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME - Complete Recordings (Bear Family)
Radney Foster - EVERYTHING I SHOULD HAVE SAID
Rascal Flatts - REWIND
Sturgill Simpson - METAMODERN SOUNDS IN COUNTRY MUSIC
Mindy Miller - LET IT BURN 
Brigitte De Meyer - SAVANNAH ROAD
Cassadee Pope - FRAME BY FRAME
Brantley Gilbert - JUST AS I AM
Chatham County Line -TIGHTROPE (Yep Roc)
Jolie Holland - WINE DARK SEA
Various- Mud Digger Volume 5,
Hank Williams - THE GARDEN SPOT PROGRAM, 1950;
Jake Worthington "The Voice: The Complete Season 6 Collection"
Heather Dickson - EVENTUALLY
Common Linnets - self titled
Kris Delmhorst - Blood Test
Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison - OUR YEAR
Jamie O'Neal - ETERNAL (Shanachie Entertainment/Momentum Label Group)
Bryan White - SHINE
Nanci Griffith - BLUE ROSES FROM THE MOONS REMASTERED (Friday Music)
Jamie Lynn Spears - THE JOURNEY (EP)
Jeni & Billy - PICNIC IN THE SKY

Billboard Country Albums Debuts:
May (Chart Issue Dated weeks)
Hunter Hayes STORYLINE, 69,187 copies, #3 Billboard 200/ #1 Country
The Music of Nashville Season 2, Volume 2 - Official Soundtrack (Big Machine) 16,626 copies; #13 Billboard 200/ #4 Country
Dolly Parton BLUE SMOKE, 36,762 copies; #6 Billboard 200/ #2 Country
Rascal Flatts – REWIND, 61,207 copies; #5 Billboard 200/ #1 Country
Sturgill Simpson - METAMODERN SOUNDS IN COUNTRY MUSIC, 5,500 copies; #59 Billboard 200 / #11 Country
Brantley Gilbert JUST AS I AM, 211,288 copies; #2 Billboard B200/ #1 Country
Various Mud Digger Volume 5, 7,202 copies; #38 Billboard 200/ #8 Country
Hank Williams - THE GARDEN SPOT PROGRAM, 1950; #43 Country
Jake Worthington "The Voice: The Complete Season 6 Collection"; #36 Country
Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison - OUR YEAR #40 Country 
Jamie Lynn Spears - The Journey (EP), 2,000 copies; #193 Billboard 200/ #24 Country

JUNE 2014

Joni Harms - FROM OREGON TO IRELAND
Lucy Hale - ROAD BETWEEN
Miranda Lambert - PLATINUM
Various - Now That’s What I Call Country Vol.7
Joshua Scott Jones - THE HEALING (Loudmouth)
Randy Travis - HYMNS: 17 TIMELESS SONGS OF FAITH
Billy Ray Cyrus - ICON: THE DISTANCE (Mercury UME)
Big Smo - KUNTRY LIVIN
Megan & Liz - SIMPLE LIFE (EP)
Linda Martell - COLOR ME COUNTRY (first-time CD issue; emerged in 1970)
Robby Johnson - Feel Good Song
The Osborne Brothers - NASHVILLE (Pinecastle Records)
The Gentlemen of Bluegrass- CAROLINA MEMORIES (Pinecastle Records)
Gene Watson- MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN COUNTRY
Mary Gauthier - TROUBLE & LOVE
Demun Jones - JONES COUNTY
Danny Boone - FISH GREASE
First Aid Kit- STAY GOLD
Amy McCarley - Jet Engines
Robby Hecht - self titled
Veronica Ballestrini - FLIP SIDE
Willie Nelson - BAND OF BROTHERS,
Ward Thomas - FROM WHERE WE STAND
Caroline Rose- I Will Not Be Afraid
Zoe Muth - world of strangers
The Duhks - BEYOND THE BLUE
Breelan Angel - DIRTY LITTLE SECRET
Kelsey Waldon - GOLDMINE (Label TBA)
American Young - Self titled EP;
Bubba Sparxxx - Made On McCosh Mill Road
The Jimmy Buffett Collection: SUN, SEA & MARGARITAS PART 2
John Hinshelwood - LOWERING THE TONE

Billboard Country Albums Debuts:
June (Chart Issue Dated weeks)
Lucy Hale - ROAD BETWEEN, 18,236 copies; #14 Billboard 200/ #4 Country
Miranda Lambert - PLATINUM, 179,646 copies; #1 Billboard 200/ #1 Country  
Various Now That’s What I Call Country Vol.7; 30,223 copies; #11 Billboard 200/ #3 Country
Randy Travis - HYMNS: 17 TIMELESS SONGS OF FAITH, #50 Country  
Big Smo – KUNTRY LIVIN, 8,724 copies; #31 Billboard 200/ #9 Country
Megan & Liz - SIMPLE LIFE EP; #35 Country
Gene Watson MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN COUNTRY; #48 Country 
Demun Jones - JONES COUNTY; #30 Country
Danny Boone - FISH GREASE; #31Country
First Aid Kit STAY GOLD; 14,559 copies; #23 Billboard 200
Willie Nelson - BAND OF BROTHERS, 37,441 copies; #6 Billboard 200/ #1 Country
American Young - Self titled EP; #39 Country 
Bubba Sparxxx Made On McCosh Mill Road #49 Country

JULY 2014

Jim Photoglo - HALLS OF MY HEART (Import)
Otis Gibbs - SOUVENIRS OF A MISSPENT YOUTH
James House - BROKEN GLASS TWISTED STEEL
Jim Lauderdale - I'M A SONG (Sky Crunch)
Old Crow Medicine Show - REMEDY,
Colt Ford - THANKS FOR LISTENING,
I Draw Slow WHITE WAVE CHAPEL (Pinecastle Records)
Blackberry Smoke - LEAVE A SCAR - LIVE IN NORTH CAROLINA (Double CD & DVD);
Blackhawk - BROTHERS OF THE SOUTHLAND;
Mary Sarah - BRIDGES (144 Entertainment)
Rob Heron and The Teapad Orchestra - TALK ABOUT THE WEATHER
Cowboy Jack Clement - FOR ONCE AND FOR ALL (IRS Records)
Jess Klein - LEARNING FAITH
Tennessee Ernie Ford Amazing Grace:14 Treasured Hymns,
Roger Creager ROAD SHOW (7 Track EP);
Sammy Kershaw - Do You Know Me? A Tribute To George Jones, 
Billy Joe Shaver - LONG IN THE TOOTH
Steve Gulley - FAMILY FRIENDS & FELLOWSHIP (Import)
Dave Sheriff - HIGHWAY NUMBER 9
Polly Barrett - PROBABLY ME

Billboard Country Albums Debuts:
July (Chart Issue Dated weeks)
Old Crow Medicine Show – REMEDY, 16,648 copies; #15 Billboard 200/ #4 Country 
Colt Ford - THANKS FOR LISTENING, 23,260 copies; #10 Billboard 200/ #2 Country 
Blackberry Smoke  LEAVE A SCAR - LIVE IN NORTH CAROLINA (Double CD & DVD); 2,400 copies; #128 Billboard 200/ #17 Country
Blackhawk - BROTHERS OF THE SOUTHLAND; #44 Country
Tennessee Ernie Ford Amazing Grace: 14 Treasured Hymns, #159 Billboard 200/ #19 Country).
Roger Creager ROAD SHOW (7 Track EP); #172 Billboard 200/ #20 Country
Sammy Kershaw - Do You Know Me? A Tribute To George Jones, #37 Country
  
AUGUST 2014

Billy Joe Shaver - LONG IN THE TOOTH 
Sunny Sweeney - PROVOKED (Thirty Tigers / Aunt Daddy Records)
Valerie Smith - THE HUMAN CONDITION (Bell Buckle Records)
Micky & The Motorcars - HEARTS FROM ABOVE;
Billie Joe Shaver - LONG IN THE TOOTH;
Shooter Jennings - EP DON’T WAIT UP FOR GEORGE
LeAnn Rimes - GREATEST HITS & DANCE LIKE YOU DON'T GIVE A. GREATEST HITS: REMIXES;
Malcolm Holcombe - PITIFUL BLUES
The Great Jim Reeves - 8CD Set Jim Reeves (H&H Records)
Bernie Heany - DARE TO DREAM
Donna Hughes - FROM THE HEART / FLY (Double Disc)
Johnny Rodriguez - THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION THE MERCURY YEARS
Bernie Nelson - BLUE
Sam Hunt - X2C (EP)
Randy Travis - Influence Vol. 2: THE MAN I AM
Miller's Daughter - So Hollywood
Chase Rice - IGNITE THE NIGHT
Nashville Outlaws: A TRIBUTE TO MÖTLEY CRÜE (Various Artists)
Sarah Dunn Band - YOU OR THE WHISKEY
Joanna Mosca - HAVE A LITTLE MERCY (EP)
Ray Stevens - GOSPEL COLLECTION, VOLUME ONE
Joel Crouse -EVEN THE RIVER RUNS
Brad Paisley - MOONSHINE IN THE TRUNK
Brushville - Self-Titled
Shovels & Rope SWIMMIN TIME
Lenny Cooper - THE GRIND
Kasey Chambers - BITTERSWEET

Billboard Country Albums Debuts:
August (Chart Issue Dated weeks)
Sunny Sweeney - PROVOKED (Thirty Tigers / Aunt Daddy Records); 2,200 copies; #165  Billboard 200/ #20 Country
Micky & The Motorcars - HEARTS FROM ABOVE; 2,400 copies ; #150 Billboard 200/ #17 Country
Billie Joe Shaver - LONG IN THE TOOTH; 2,200+ copies; #157 Billboard 200/ #19 Country
Shooter Jennings - EP DON’T WAIT UP (For George); 1,900 copies; #23 Country chart (outside the BB200) selling 1,900
LeAnn Rimes - GREATEST HITS & DANCE LIKE YOU DON'T GIVE A... GREATEST HITS: REMIXES; #50 Country
Sam Hunt - X2C (EP) ; 8,059 copies; #36 Billboard 200 / #5 Country
Randy Travis - Influence Vol. 2: THE MAN I AM; #41 Country
Chase Rice - IGNITE THE NIGHT; 43,899 copies; #3 Billboard 200 / #1 Country
Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute To Mötley Crüe; 30,654 copies; #5 Billboard 200/  #2 Country
Joel Crouse EVEN THE RIVER RUNS; 2,000 copies; #183 Billboard 200 / #20 Country
Brad Paisley - MOONSHINE IN THE TRUNK; 53,312 copies; #2 Billboard 200 / #1 Country  
Shovels & Rope SWIMMIN TIME; 12,619 copies; #20 Billboard 200  / #1 Folk
Lenny Cooper - THE GRIND; 2,400 copies; #142 Billboard 200 / #17 Country

SEPTEMBER 2014

Jacqui Sharkey - LOVE AND OTHER THINGS
Calico - RANCHO CALIFORNIA
Terri Clark - SOME SONGS (BareTrack Records-Universal Music Canada)
The Roys - THE VIEW
Frank Foster RHYTHM AND WHISKEY
Karyn Rochelle - Self Titled
Alabama - Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites
Red Molly - THE RED ALBUM
Lee Brice - I DON'T DANCE
Dustin Lynch - WHERE IT'S AT
Brothers Osborne - Self-Titled EP
Justin Townes Earle SINGLE MOTHERS
Lynne Hanson - RIVER OF SAND 
Rob Ickes Jerry Douglas Mike Aldridge - THREE BELLS
Westwind, Wendy Crowe & Jonathan Maness - LINGER FOR A WHILE
Tim McGraw - SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN
George Strait - THE COWBOY RIDES AWAY
Garth Brooks THE ULTIMATE HITS (reissued)
The Earls of Leicester THE EARLS OF LEICESTER
Front Country - Sake Of The Sound 
Kenny Chesney - THE BIG REVIVAL
Lee Ann Womack - THE WAY I’M LIVIN’ 
Big & Rich - GRAVITY 
Lori McKenna - NUMBERED DOORS
NU-BLU - ALL THE WAY 
Josh Abbott Band -TUESDAY NIGHT EP 
Ricky Skaggs & Sharon White - HEARTS LIKE OURS 
Lucinda Williams - DOWN WHERE THE SPIRIT MEETS THE BONE (Double album) 
Lady Antebellum - 747
Jon Weisberger - I'VE BEEN MOSTLY AWAKE (feat The Lonesome Heirs) 
Blake Shelton - BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE 
Marty Stuart - SATURDAY NIGHT & SUNDAY MORNING (Superlatone)

Billboard Country Albums Debuts:
September (Chart Issue Dated weeks)
Frank Foster RHYTHM AND WHISKEY; 9,070 copies; #20 Billboard 200/ #4 Country
Alabama - Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites; 8,000 copies; #33 Billboard 200/ #6 Country
Lee Brice - I DON'T DANCE; 38,495 copies; #5 Billboard 200/ #1 Country
Dustin Lynch - WHERE IT'S AT; 30,866 copies; #8 Billboard 200/ #2 Country
Brothers Osborne - Self-Titled EP; 1,600 copies; #23 Country
Justin Townes Earle SINGLE MOTHERS; 5,300 copies; #56 Billboard 200/ #19 Rock
Tim McGraw - SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN 71,253 copies, #3 Billboard 200/ #1 Country
George Strait - THE COWBOY RIDES AWAY: Live From AT&T Stadium 51,318 copies; #4 Billboard 200/ #2 Country
Garth Brooks THE ULTIMATE HITS (reissued); 9,000 copies; #27 Billboard 200
The Earls of Leicester THE EARLS OF LEICESTER; 2,000 copies; #159 Billboard 200/ #1 Bluegrass
Kenny Chesney - THE BIG REVIVAL 129,670 copies; #2 Billboard 200/ #1 Country
Lee Ann Womack - THE WAY I’M LIVIN’ 3,400 copies; #99 Billboard 200/ #18 Country
Big & Rich – GRAVITY 7,000 copies; #51 Billboard 200/ #8 Country
Josh Abbott Band TUESDAY NIGHT EP; 5,500 copies; #58 Billboard 200/ #12 Country
Blake Shelton - BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE 100,544 copies; #1 Billboard 200/ #1 Country
Lady Antebellum – 747;  73,944 copies; #2 Billboard 200/ #2 Country
Marty Stuart - SATURDAY NIGHT & SUNDAY MORNING (Superlatone) 2,300 copies, #24 Country
Lucinda Williams - DOWN WHERE THE SPIRIT MEETS THE BONE (Double album) 19,707 copies; #13 Billboard 200

OCTOBER 2014

Foster and Allen - GOLD AND SILVER DAYS
JJ Barrie - NO CHARGE
Hal Ketchum - I’M THE TROUBADOUR (Music Row Records)
Jason Aldean - OLD BOOTS, NEW DIRT
Ray Scott - Self-Titled
Doug Seegers - GOING DOWN TO THE RIVER
Brian Collins - HEALING HIGHWAY (Blue Light Entertainment)
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn - Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Various Artists - The Soundtrack THE BEST OF ME
Minnie Driver - Ask Me To Dance
Trinity River Band - ON A MORNING LIKE THIS
Adrian Duffy & The Mayo Brothers - STORM BREAKING (Single)
Guy Clark - An American Dream: 4 Classic Albums 1978-1992
Angaleena Presley - AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS
Florida Georgia Line - ANYTHING GOES
The Swon Brothers - THE SWON BROTHERS
Lonesome River Band - TURN ON A DIME (Mountain Home)
James Hand - STORMCLOUDS IN HEAVEN
Johnny Orr Band - DOWN SOUTH (EP)
Mac Powell - SOUTHPAW
The Dirty River Boys - THE DIRTY RIVER BOYS
You+Me’s - ROSE AVE.
Little Big Town - PAIN KILLER
Twang and Round (Kuntry Twang & Lil Round) - POUR ANOTHER ROUND
Becky Buller - 'TWEEN EARTH AND SKY
The Stray Birds - BEST MEDICINE
Reed Foehl - LOST IN THE WEST
Jawga Boyz & Dez - WINDSHIELD
Lisa McHugh - A LIFE THAT'S GOOD
Taylor Swift - 1989
Sam Hunt - MONTEVALLO
Darius Rucker - HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Home Free FULL OF CHEER
Alan Jackson - LET IT BE CHRISTMAS (Re-Issued)
Gretchen Wilson - STILL HERE FOR THE PARTY (Live)
Joey+Rory - COUNTRY CLASSICS: A Tapestry Of Our Musical Heritage (Universal Music Cat.)
Alvin Stardust - ALVIN
James King LOST SONGS OF THE CONFEDERACY (Import)
Stoney Larue - AVIATOR
Wade Bowen - WADE BOWEN
The LACS - NOTHING IN PARTICULAR
Rodney Carrington LAUGHTER'S GOOD
The Cains Trio - STAY ON BOARD
Crystal Yates - I BELIEVE
Blackhawk - GREATEST HITS & MORE
Brian Davis - ALL ABOUT THAT LIFE EP
LeAnn Rimes - ONE CHRISTMAS: CHAPTER ONE

Billboard Country Albums Debuts:
October (Chart Issue Dated weeks)
Jason Aldean - OLD BOOTS, NEW DIRT; 278,096 copies; #1 Billboard 200/ #1 Country
Doug Seegers - GOING DOWN TO THE RIVER; 1,900 copies; #25 Country
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn - Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, #8 Folk
Various Artists - The Soundtrack THE BEST OF ME; 6,200 copies; #54 Billboard 200/ #12 Country
Angaleena Presley - AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS; 1,000 copies; #29 Country
Florida Georgia Line - ANYTHING GOES; 197,105 copies; #1 Billboard 200/ #1
The Swon Brothers - THE SWON BROTHERS; 10,288 copies; #28 Billboard 200/ #6 Country
The Dirty River Boys - THE DIRTY RIVER BOYS; #34 Country
You+Me’s - ROSE AVE.; 49,672 copies; #4 Billboard/ #1 Folk Album
Little Big Town - PAIN KILLER; 41,979 copies; #7 Billboard 200/ #3 Country
Jawga Boyz & Dez - WINDSHIELD; 2,467 copies; #155 Billboard 200/ #22 Country
Taylor Swift - 1989; 1,286,544 copies; #1 Billboard 200
Sam Hunt - MONTEVALLO; 69,849 copies; #3 Billboard 200/ #1 Country  
Darius Rucker - HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS; 8,887 copies; #43 Billboard 200/ #7 Country
Home Free FULL OF CHEER; 6,108 copies; #65 Billboard 200/ #14 Country
Stoney Larue - AVIATOR; 5,254 copies; #72 Billboard 200/ #17 Country
Wade Bowen - WADE BOWEN; 8,556 copies; #47 Billboard 200/ #9 Country
The LACS - NOTHING IN PARTICULAR; 4,594 copies; #86 Billboard 200/ #17 Country
Rodney Carrington LAUGHTER'S GOOD; 4,356 copies; #91 Billboard 200/ #23 Country
Brian Davis ALL ABOUT THAT LIFE EP; 1,000 copies; #45 Country
LeAnn Rimes One Christmas: Chapter One; 1,000 copies; #47 Country

NOVEMBER 2014

Charley Pride - THE ULTIMATE HITS COLLECTION
Mary Duff - THE COUNTRY COLLECTION
Cody Joe Hodges - The Good Stuff
The Doobie Brothers - SOUTHBOUND
Nashille Cast CHRISTMAS With NASHVILLE
David Shelby - OH YEAH (EP)
Maddie & Tae – Self Titled (debut EP)
Ronnie Milsap - THE RCA ALBUMS COLLECTION (21-CD Box Set)
John Denver - ALL OF MY MEMORIES: The John Denver Collection
Garth Brooks - MAN AGAINST MACHINE
Zac Brown Band - GREATEST HITS: SO FAR
Jeff Bates - ME AND CONWAY
Trisha Yearwood - PRIZEFIGHTER: HIT AFTER HIT 
Seth Alley - self-titled EP
Reba McEntire - JUST A LITTLE LOVE / MY KIND OF COUNTRY
Sara Evans - AT CHRISTMAS
The Henningsens - OUR FAMILY CHRISTMAS 
Cole Swindell - DOWN HOME SESSIONS EP
Daniel O'Donnell - STAND BESIDE ME (CD+DVD Box set)
Larry Sparks - Lonesome And Then Some... - A Classic 50th Celebration
Nell Robinson - THE ROSE OF NO-MAN'S LAND
Teddy Thompson - FAMILY
The Roys - BLUEGRASS KINDA CHRISTMAS
The cast of ABC-TV's "NASHVILLE" - CHRISTMAS WITH NASHVILLE (Holiday Album)
Tim Rushlow & His Big Band - CLASSIC CHRISTMAS
Larry Cordle - ALL STAR DUETS
Caitlyn Smith - EVERYTHING TO YOU (EP)

Billboard Country Albums Debuts:
November (Chart Issue Dated weeks)
The Doobie Brothers – SOUTHBOUND; 16,350 copies; #16 Billboard 200/ #7 Country
Nashille Cast CHRISTMAS With NASHVILLE; 3,795 copies; #105 Billboard 200/ #23 Country
Maddie & Tae - debut EP; 2,775 copies; #164 Billboard 200/ #28 Country
John Denver - ALL OF MY MEMORIES: The John Denver Collection; #44 Country
Garth Brooks - MAN AGAINST MACHINE, 130,000 physical copies; #4 Billboard 200/ #1 Country
Zac Brown Band - Greatest Hits: So Far; 19,974 copies; #20 Billboard 200/ #5 Country

DECEMBER 2014

Faron Young - WINE ME UP THE BEST OF THE MERCURY YEARS 
Tracy Lawrence: Greatest Hits- Evolution
Willie Nelson and Bobbie Nelson - DECEMBER DAY: WILLIE'S STASH VOL. 1
Sundy Best - SALVATION CITY
Carrie Underwood - GREATEST HITS: DECADE
Jamey Johnson - THE CHRISTMAS SONG (Thirty Tigers)

Billboard Country Albums Debuts:
December (Chart Issue Dated weeks)
Trisha Yearwood - PRIZEFIGHTER: Hit After Hit; 12,898 copies; #33 Billboard 200/ #7 Country 
Cole Swindell - DOWN HOME SESSIONS EP 12,000 copies; #36 Billboard 200/ #8 Country
Sara Evans AT CHRISTMAS; 3,700 copies; #135 Billboard 200/ # 21 Country
Dallas Smith LIFTED (EP); #39 Country.
Jamey Johnson THE CHRISTMAS SONG; #43 Country
Sundy Best SALVATION CITY; #22 Country
Willie Nelson December Day Willie's Stash Vol.1; #26 Country
Corey Smith MAYSVILLE IN THE MEANTIME; #37 Country
Carrie Underwood Greatest Hits: Decade #1; 93,714 copies; #4 Billboard 200/ #1 Country 
The Nashville Season 3, Volume 1 Official Soundtrack; 11,000 copies; #75 Billboard 200/ #10 Country
  
Country Music People share their Critics’ Choice picks of 2014 along with an Index of 2014 for all the CD’s they reviewed and rated in their excellent UK publication (January 2015 Issue available from W.H.Smith)
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Annual Round-up of the 2014 country music albums and full listings on the 2014 reviews and features (Pages 60 – 63)
The releases shown in Bold were their 5 STAR and Album of the Month Choices were marked with an asterisk (*)
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