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Week ending 3/19/11: #1 albums this week in country music history

1966: Eddy Arnold – My World (RCA Victor)

1971: Lynn Anderson – Rose Garden (Columbia)

1976: Various Artists – Wanted: The Outlaws (RCA)

1981: Dolly Parton – 9 to 5 And Odd Jobs (RCA Victor)

1986: Ray Stevens – I Have Returned (MCA)

1991: Garth Brooks – No Fences (Capitol)

1996: Shania Twain – The Woman In Me (Mercury)

2001: Various Artists – O Brother Where Art Thou (Soundtrack) (Lost Highway)

2006: Alan Jackson – Precious Memories (Arista)

2011: Aaron Lewis – Town Line (Stroudavarious)

5 responses to “Week ending 3/19/11: #1 albums this week in country music history

  1. CountryMusicFan March 19, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I find it very interesting that the rocker, Aaron Lewis, has the number one album. I wonder if his normal fan base has bought the album or if it was a country fan base that bought it? I actually like the song “Country Boy” even though it has gotten bad reviews.

    • J.R. Journey March 19, 2011 at 10:09 pm

      I think it’s safe to say his reputation as Staind lead singer brought Lewis the top spot. It didn’t hurt him any that album sales are lower than a well digger’s butt right now either.

      • Occasional Hope March 20, 2011 at 6:59 am

        And isn’t it only an EP, so much cheaper than a full length album? They ought to have a separate chart really.

      • J.R. Journey March 20, 2011 at 1:35 pm

        You’re right. There really should be a separate chart for EPs, even if it’s an all-genre chart at first. In the past, EPs have charted alongside albums before – The Judds’ first release was a short-play album, it sold gold and charted in the top 10, and I’m sure there are others in country and other genres. But until recently, short-form albums were few and far between.

  2. Michael A. March 20, 2011 at 2:50 am

    I just downloaded the Jackson album a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been listening to a lot of his music lately with a newfound appreciation for his voice. This was an enjoyable departure from his normal country output.

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