Nelson's "Band of Brothers" leads country pack

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 – Willie Nelson will have the top selling country album when the Billboard charts are released on Thursday. "Band of Brothers debuted at sixth on the overall chart with 37,000 units sold, good enough to lead the country pack.

Lana Del Rey was first on the chart with "Ultraviolence," selling 182,000 units.

This is Nelson's highest charting disc since 1982 and marks only his third release to hit the top 10. "Always On My Mind" was second for four seeks in July 1982.

Miranda Lambert was sixth with "Platinum" on sales of 34,000 units, down 45 percent.

Brantley Gilbert closed out the top 10 with "Just As I Am." The CD fell six notches with 26,000 units sold, down 34 percent.

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