Zac Brown Band gets to top of U.S. sales chart
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
– Zac Brown Band's "You Get What You Give" (Atlantic/ Southern Ground Artists, Inc.) debuted with the band's highest sales week ever, earning the number 1 spot on the Billboard 200 and Billboard Country Albums charts. The Georgia band takes over the top of the country chart from Jamey Johnson's "The Guitar Song."
Zac Brown Band also claims 3 spots in the top 100 on Billboard 200, and 3 in the top 20 on Billboard Country Albums charts.
The album's first single, As She's Walking Away, featuring Alan Jackson, is currently moving up the charts at 11 on the Country Songs chart.
The CD is the follow-up to the band's double-platinum major label debut "The Foundation," which was one of Billboard's Top 20 albums of 2009, featuring the band's first five number1 hit singles including Chicken Fried and Free, and holding a spot on the Billboard 200 for 97 weeks.
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