Owen tops country chart
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
– Jake Owen will be on top of the Billboard Country Albums chart when it is released tomorrow with "Barefoot Blue Jean Night." He takes over for Pistol Annies' "Hell on Heels."
With sales of 55,000 units, that is good for the sixth spot overall on the Billboard Top 200. The number one disc by far was Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV" with 964,000 units sold.
This will be the first time that Owen sits atop the country chart. His last CD, 2009's "Easy Does It," was 13th on the Billboard 200 with 23,000.
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