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Old news for new Aldean disc, it's first

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 – Jason Aldean dominated the Billboard charts this week as "Old Boots, New Dirt" is first with 278,000 units sold for the week ending Oct. 12.

That is the third largest sales week this year behind Coldplay's "Ghost Stories" at 383,000 and Eric Church's "The Outsiders" at 288,000 units.

Aldean took over the top from Blake Shelton's "Bringing Back the Sunshine," which fell to sixth with 34,000 units sold, down 66 percent.

Despite being first, the numbers for Aldean are far less than 2012's "Night Train," which also was first, but with 409,000 units.

The charts will be released on Thursday.

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