Special Report

Best Selling Country Albums of the Last 10 Years

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10. This One’s For You
> Artist: Luke Combs
> Certified sales: 2 million
> Release date: June 2, 2017
> Label: Columbia Nashville / River House Artists

“This One’s For You” is the most successful album for the Asheville, North Carolina, native, climbing to No. 4 on the Billboard 200 on June 16, 2018. The album spawned five singles, and the two most successful songs on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart were “Beautiful Crazy” (No. 21) and “She Got the Best of Me” (No. 31).

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9. Play On
> Artist: Carrie Underwood
> Certified sales: 3 million
> Release date: November 3, 2009
> Label: Arista Nashville

Carrie Underwood’s triple-platinum third album produced three No. 1 country singles: “Cowboy Casanova,” “Temporary Home,” and “Undo It.” “Play On” also won Favorite Country Album at the 2010 American Music Awards.

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8. You Get What You Give
> Artist: Zac Brown Band
> Certified sales: 3 million
> Release date: September 21, 2010
> Label: Homegrown / Atlantic Records

Zac Brown Band’s second album didn’t lose any of the momentum of their first, producing four No. 1 country singles — “As She’s Walking Away,” “Colder Weather,” “Knee Deep,” and “Keep Me in Mind” — and a fifth single that hit No. 2, “No Hurry.” The album was a major crossover hit, reaching the top position not only on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart but also the Billboard 200, which includes all genres.

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7. Chief
> Artist: Eric Church
> Certified sales: 3 million
> Release date: July 26, 2011
> Label: EMI Records Nashville

Eric Church’s third album, “Chief,” contains the musician’s only two No. 1 country songs to date: “Springsteen” and “Drink in My Hand.” The record also won Album of the Year at the CMA Awards in 2012.

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6. Montevallo
> Artist: Sam Hunt
> Certified sales: 3 million
> Release date: October 27, 2014
> Label: MCA Nashville

Georgia native Sam Hunt originally had a professional football career in mind. When that didn’t pan out, he learned to play guitar and he’s never looked back. “Montevallo” is his most successful album so far, peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. All five songs from the album charted on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart, with “Take Your Time” rising the highest to No. 20.

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