Special Report

Best Selling Country Albums of the Last 10 Years

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50. Justin Moore
> Artist: Justin Moore
> Certified sales: 1 million
> Release date: August 11, 2009
> Label: The Valory Music Co

Justin Moore co-wrote nine out of the 10 songs on his debut studio album. The album includes crossover hit “Small Town USA,” which reached the 44th position on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart and No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart.

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49. The Man I Want To Be
> Artist: Chris Young
> Certified sales: 1 million
> Release date: September 1, 2009
> Label: RCA Nashville

Singer and songwriter Chris Young released his second album, “The Man I Want to Be,” in 2009, but it would not be certified platinum until 2018. The record features three No. 1 country singles: “Voices,” “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song),” and “The Man I Want to Be.”

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48. Loaded: The Best Of Blake Shelton
> Artist: Blake Shelton
> Certified sales: 1 million
> Release date: November 9, 2010
> Label: Warner Bros.

Blake Shelton, known by many outside of country music for his work as a judge on NBC’s music competition show “The Voice,” rose to country superstardom throughout the aughts. His first greatest hits album, “Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton,” was released in 2010 and included selections from the five studio albums he’d released up to that point.

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47. Get Closer
> Artist: Keith Urban
> Certified sales: 1 million
> Release date: November 16, 2010
> Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Australian singer Keith Urban released his pop-country album “Get Closer” just one year after his album “Defying Gravity.” “Get Closer” contains only eight tracks, three of which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart: “You Gonna Fly,” “Long Hot Summer,” and “Without You.”

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46. Outlaws Like Me
> Artist: Justin Moore
> Certified sales: 1 million
> Release date: June 21, 2011
> Label: The Valory Music Co

Justin Moore released “Outlaws Like Me” less than two years after his self-titled album debut. Moore co-wrote 11 of the 13 songs on the album, which often veers out of country and into rock territory.