Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton performs onstage during the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2019 in Las Vegas. 

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The 2019 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards pumped big gains for the collected songs performed on the April 7 live CBS broadcast, according to initial reports to Nielsen Music. Overall, the tunes performed sold 96,000 downloads on April 7 and 8 -- up 347% compared to the 21,000 downloads they sold on April 5 and 6.

Some of the most notable gainers were Thomas Rhett’s “Look What God Gave Her” (10,000 sold on April 7-8, up 220 percent), Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country” (15,000; up 174%), Dan + Shay’s “Keeping Score” (5,000; up 5,163%), Chris Stapleton’s “A Simple Song” (4,000; up 180%), Carrie Underwood’s “Southbound” (3,000; up 13,878%), Little Big Town’s “The Daughters” (9,000; up 388%).

Of note, Dan + Shay’s “Tequila,” which was not performed on the show, but won two CMA Awards (for single of the year, and song of the year), logged a 243% sales gain. It vaulted from 2,000 copies sold (on April 5-6) to 5,000 (April 7-8). Additionally, Dan + Shay got some extra face time on the show, as they won duo of the year.

As for streaming numbers, the collected songs sung on the show -- again, according to initial reports to Nielsen Music -- dipped by less than 1% in terms of total on-demand streams (audio and video combined). Though, some tracks did have a streaming gain, including Rhett’s “Look What God Gave Her” (1.8 million streams; up 27 percent), Florida Georgia Line’s “Can’t Hide Red,” featuring Jason Aldean (224,000; up 25 percent), and Stapleton’s “A Simple Song” (111,000; up 288 percent).

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