Let’s take a look at 8 country music albums that dominated the Billboard 200 for many weeks at No. 1.
1. Garth Brooks, “Ropin ‘the Wind”: 18 weeks
“Ropin ‘the Wind” is the third studio album by American country music artist Garth Brooks. It was released on September 2, 1991. This song has a total of 18 weeks standing on the Billboard 200, and was certified 14 times Platinum by the RIAA in 1998.
2. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Some Gave All”: 17 weeks
“Some Gave All” is the debut album by American singer Billy Ray Cyrus. Since its launch, the product has quickly created a strong fever, selling more than 9 million copies in the first 12 months of release.
In this album, the song “Achy Breaky Heart” quickly created a fever on the music charts, and also earned Billy Ray Cyrus Grammy Award nominations in the “Record of the Year” and ” Best country vocal performance ”.
3. Taylor Swift, “Fearless”: 11 weeks
“Fearless” is Taylor Swift’s second studio album, the lyrics explores all facets of love, from infatuation to heartbreak. It quickly received a positive response from critics, who praised Taylor Swift’s ingenuity in storytelling.
“Fearless” debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, and became the best-selling album in 2009, selling more than 3.2 million copies, and also winning the “Album of the Year” award at 52nd Grammy Awards.
“Fearless” won the “Album of the Year” award at the Grammy.
4. Garth Brooks, “The Hits”: 8 weeks
“The Hits” is Garth Brooks’ second compilation and first most widely released hit album. The album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums.
5. Eagles, “Hotel California”: 8 weeks
“Hotel California” a rock mixed with country music product, is the fifth studio album of the American rock band Eagles. It is one of the best-selling albums of all time, and has been certified 26 times platinum in the United States. It has sold more than 32 million copies worldwide, becoming the band’s best-selling album following “The Greatest Hits” (1971–1975).
In 2003 and 2012, the album ranked 37th on Rolling Stone’s list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.
6. Morgan Wallen, “Dangerous: The Double Album”: 7 weeks
“Dangerous: The Double Album” is the second studio album by American country singer Morgan Wallen. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 and US Top Country Albums charts, grossing 265,000 album-equivalent units in its first week.
This is the latest country music album to make the list. It quickly received a positive response from the public and critics.
7. Taylor Swift, “Red”: 7 weeks
“Red” is Taylor Swift’s fourth album, released by Big Machine Records on October 22, 2012. Contemporary music critics have embraced “Red” enthusiastically, upholding Swift’s flexibility as a musician with experimental production.
The album earned her two nominations “Best Country Album” and “Album of the Year” at the 56th Grammy Awards, and was also a huge commercial success.
8. Garth Brooks, “The Chase”: 7 weeks
“The Chase” is Garth Brooks’ fifth studio album. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and sold 403,000 copies in its first week of release.