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Scotty McCreery 'See You Tonight' tops country albums chart


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Scotty McCreery 'See You Tonight' tops country albums chart

By Stephen L. Betts. CREATED Oct 23, 2013

Scotty McCreery has scored his second consecutive No. 1 studio album with "See You Tonight." The disc tops Billboard's country albums chart with first-week sales of 52,240, according to Nielsen Soundscan.

While the "American Idol" champ's 2011 debut, "Clear As Day," also topped the Billboard 200, "See You Tonight" could only manage to reach No. 6, held off by hot new releases from Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney and the Avett Brothers.

Back on the country survey, Willie Nelson's "To All the Girls" duets disc takes the No. 2 spot, dropping Luke Bryan's "Crash My Party" to No. 3, while the "Ready Set Roll" EP by Chase Rice debuts at No. 4. Last week's country chart-topper, "Frame by Frame," from "The Voice" champ Cassadee Pope, is No. 5 this week.

Rounding out the Top 10 for the week are Florida Georgia Line's "Here's to the Good Times," at No. 6, Alan Jackson's "Bluegrass Album" at No. 7 (up one spot from last week), "Off the Beaten Path" by Justin Moore at No. 8, Keith's Urban's "Fuse" at No. 9 and "Night Train," Jason Aldean's million-plus-selling album at No. 10.

Stephen L. Betts

Stephen L. Betts

Stephen L. Betts ("Steve") is a Nashville-based journalist who started his career as a tour guide, karaoke operator and library assistant at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.