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Bryan breaks for the top

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 – Luke Bryan will debut at the top of the Billboard Country Albums chart with his digital EP, "Spring Break 6... Like We Ain't Ever."

The disc, containing six originals written by Bryan, sold 74,296 copies. Bryan landed at number two on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart with the sixth installment of his Spring Break series. The releases have sold more thant 825,000 copies. Last year's "Spring Break...Here To Party" was the first and only retail release of the series.

Sara Evans grabbed her fourth top 10 album as "Slow Me Down" was ninth with 27,000 units sold. This marked her fourth straight top 10 disc, dating to 2005's "Real Fine Place."

Eric Church's former chart topper, "The Outsiders," closed out the top 10 with 23,000 units, down 23 percent.

Last week, Bryan performed two spring break concerts in Panama City, Fla. at Spinnaker Beach Club to a crowd of more than 230,000 fans.

The current single. "Play It Again" from his Platinum selling "Crash My Party" album, was just released to country radio. The CD sold one million copies in six weeks and was the best-selling country album in 2013. The album contains three number one hits including "That's My Kind of Night," "Crash My Party" and "Drink A Beer."

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