Little BIg Town comes in second
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
– Little Big Town and The Avett Brothers scored top 10 discs on the Billboard Top 200 chart, which officially drops Thursday.
LBT was second with "Tornado," dropping 113,000 units, its highest charting album ever. The release contains the hit Pontoon, currently first on the country charts.
The Avetts had their best week ever as well on the Billboard 200 as the "The Carpenter" was at four with 98,000 units. This was the band's first time in the top 10. 2009's "I and Love and You" debuted and peaked with its then-biggest sales week of 40,000.
Dave Matthews Band's "Away From the World" topped the charts with 266,000 units sold.
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