Special Report

Best Selling Country Albums of the Last 10 Years

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30. Jekyll + Hyde
> Artist: Zac Brown Band
> Certified sales: 1 million
> Release date: April 28, 2015
> Label: John Varvatos / Republic Records

Zac Brown Band’s 2015 release “Jekyll + Hyde” is the band’s most sonically diverse album, covering numerous music styles across its 16 tracks. The album even features a crossover hit, “Heavy Is the Head,” featuring the late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell. The song reached No. 14 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart.

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29. Tangled Up
> Artist: Thomas Rhett
> Certified sales: 1 million
> Release date: September 25, 2015
> Label: Big Machine Records

Singer Thomas Rhett, who wrote songs for major country acts Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line, has three albums on this list. “Tangled Up” peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 on Oct. 17, 2015. Four of the five singles from the album charted on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.

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28. Storyteller
> Artist: Carrie Underwood
> Certified sales: 1 million
> Release date: October 23, 2015
> Label: 19 Recordings Limited / Arista Nashville

Carrie Underwood’s fifth studio album combines a number of rock-tinged songs with more personal ballads, including “What I Never Knew I Always Wanted” about her son, who was born just months before the album’s release. Singles “Heartbeat,” “Church Bells,” “Smoke Break,” and “Dirty Laundry” all broke into the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.

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27. Mr. Misunderstood
> Artist: Eric Church
> Certified sales: 1 million
> Release date: November 11, 2015
> Label: EMI Records Nashville

Eric Church has had two No. 1 albums, and “Mr. Misunderstood” climbed to No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Church’s appeal is reflected in the attendance record he broke at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium on May 25 — he drew 56,521 people to his first-ever stadium show. Church also received a plaque commemorating 30 million records that he has sold throughout his career.

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26. Ripcord
> Artist: Keith Urban
> Certified sales: 1 million
> Release date: May 6, 2016
> Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Keith Urban, who won Entertainer of the Year at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards, has three albums in the best selling country albums list, including “Ripcord” — his ninth studio album rose to No. 4 on the Billboard 200. “Blue Ain’t Your Color” was the top single from the album, climbing to No. 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.

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