Ronnie Dunn tops out at number one
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
– Ronnie Dunn will have the number one country disc in the U.S. when the Billboard charts are out Thursday. His self-titled release - his first since Brooks & Dunn went their separate ways - was also the fifth highest selling CD of any genre with 45,000 units sold.
Dunn took over the top spot from Brad Paisley's "This Is Country Music."
Jason Aldean's "My Kind Of Party" was second on the country chart and seventh overall with sales of 41,000, up 23 percent. Aldean performed the CD's Dirt Road Anthem with Ludacris on the CMT Awards on June 8. Paisley stands right behind Aldean because "This Is Country Music" was eighth overall and second on the country charts. Sales were down 29 percent to 38,000 units.
Dean also did well on the Digital Songs chart. Dirt Road Anthem went from 16 to 4 with 169,000 units sold, up 99 percent. The song's studio version with Ludacris was out June 7 and sold 75,000 downloads, comprising 44 percent of the overall downloads total.
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