Brad Paisley's "5th Gear" goes first

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 – Brad Paisley enjoyed the highest first-week sales of his career as his Arista Nashville disc "5th Gear" will debut at number one on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart when it is released Thursday. Paisley enjoyed sales of 197,151 units, the third best selling disc in the U.S.

This is Paisley's third consecutive non-seasonal disc to debut atop the country chart. With first-week digital album sales of 14,600, "5th Gear" also earns the highest country digital album debut of 2007.

The first single from the CD, "Ticks," was number one on last week's Billboard song chart.

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