A trio of artists set new career benchmarks in the top 10 of Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, led by Eli Young Band's first No. 1 and best career sales week. The group's fifth album, "10,000 Towns," opens with 36,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Cole Swindell makes a record start on the Billboard 200, and joins a throng of rookie male artists that have invaded the Top Country Albums chart over the past year, as his self-titled debut album opens at No. 3 on the former chart and No. 2 on the latter list with 63,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.