Special Report

Best Selling Country Albums of the Last 10 Years

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20. Brett Young
> Artist: Brett Young
> Certified sales: 1 million
> Release date: February 10, 2017
> Label: Big Machine Records

Brett Young, who won New Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards, had his second-most successful album with the self-titled “Brett Young.” The album, which rose to No. 18 on the Billboard 200, included singles such as “Sleep Without You” and “In Case You Didn’t Know.”

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19. From A Room: Volume 1
> Artist: Chris Stapleton
> Certified sales: 1 million
> Release date: May 5, 2017
> Label: Mercury Records Nashville

Singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton’s “From A Room: Volume 1” harkens back to the stripped down country stylings of the 1970s outlaw movement. The album won the Grammy for Best Country Album in 2017, Album of the Year at the 2018 ACM Awards, and Album of the Year at the 2017 CMA Awards.

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18. Life Changes
> Artist: Thomas Rhett
> Certified sales: 1 million
> Release date: September 8, 2017
> Label: The Valory Music Co

“Life Changes” was the first, and so far the only, No. 1 album for Thomas Rhett, reaching the top spot on the Billboard 200 and the Top Country Albums chart. The album featured singles “Marry Me” and “Life Changes.” Rhett was named Male Vocalist of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2019.

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17. Live In No Shoes Nation
> Artist: Kenny Chesney
> Certified sales: 1 million
> Release date: October 27, 2017
> Label: Blue Chair Records / Columbia Nashville

Kenny Chesney’s 2017 live album consists primarily of songs released in the beginning of the 2000s. It also features numerous covers and guest appearances by musicians such as Taylor Swift, Eric Church, and Dave Matthews.

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16. Revolution
> Artist: Miranda Lambert
> Certified sales: 2 million
> Release date: September 29, 2009
> Label: Columbia Nashville

The prolific Miranda Lambert has had six albums reach the top 20 in the Billboard 200. “Revolution” was the third, climbing to No. 8. “White Liar” and “Heart Like Mine” were two of the singles off of the album that charted in the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.

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