ZBB leads country chart
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
– Zac Brown Band has the second best selling disc in the U.S. this past week with "Uncaged," which is behind Rick Ross' "God Forgives."
"Uncaged" sold 39,000 units, down 18 percent.
Gloriana held down the 11th spot with its second studio album, "A Thousand Miles Left Behind," selling 23,000 units. The disc features the hit single (Kissed You) Good Night, now second on the Billboard Country Singles Chart.
"It's so exciting for us to finally have this new album out and to watch the great response it has gotten is just incredible," said the band in a statement. "We are so grateful for the support and encouragement we have received from our fans and everyone in the country community."
The charts will be officially released on Thursday.
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