Henley leads country chart
Sunday, October 4, 2015
– Don Henley will lead the country charts when Billboard releases its charts later this week. Henley's "Cass County," his first solo disc in 15 years, sold 89,000 units, the third best in the U.S. and first on the country charts.
George Strait was sixth on the overall chart and fourth on the country
chart with "Cold Beer Conversation." The surprise disc sold 86,000 units.
Thomas Rhett was sixth overall and third on the country chart with "Tangled Up," selling 76,000 units.
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