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Country Keeps Its Hold on U.S. Album Charts With Jason Aldean in Top Spot

October looks to be Country Month on the U.S. album chart, as Jason Aldean’s “Old Boots, New Dirt” succeeded Blake Shelton’s “Bringing Back the Sunshine” at No. 1, with Florida Georgia Line waiting in the wings.

Aldean’s Broken Bow set captured the top spot with debut sales of 278,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan data for the week ending Oct. 12. It was the year’s third-best bow — trailing Coldplay’s “Ghost Stories” (383,000 sold) and fellow country star Eric Church’s “The Outsiders” (288,000) — and Aldean’s second consecutive chart-topper, succeeding “Night Train” (2012).

In its second week, Shelton’s “Sunshine” fell to No. 6 with a 34,000-unit frame (off 66%). “Anything Goes,” Florida Georgia Line’s followup to the duo’s smash 2012 release “Here’s to the Good Times,” should become part of a country trifecta with its debut next week.

The national top 10 continued to be fluid, with “Old Boots” leading six new titles onto the top of the list.

Irish singer-songwriter Hozier collected his first top-10 set with his self-titled Columbia debut album, which moved 58,000. The performer is coming off a sold-out U.S. club tour and scored an alt-pop hit with the single “Take Me to Church.”

L.A. rock foursome Weezer’s “Everything Will Be Alright in the End” (Republic) bowed at No. 5 with a 34,000-unit frame. It’s the Rivers Cuomo-fronted band’s highest charting release since 2008’s self-titled album, which peaked at No. 4.

As Fleetwood Mac takes to the road with its reconstituted hit-making ‘70s lineup, the group’s Stevie Nicks logged in at No. 7 with “24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault” (Reprise), with 33,000 sold. The album collects new versions of demos recorded by the singer-songwriter between the ‘60s and the ‘90s.

Alex & Sierra, 2013 champs on the U.S. edition of “The X Factor,” moved in at No. 8 with “It’s About Us” (Columbia), which tracked 27,000. It’s the first full-length release by the pop duo of Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton.

R&B singer and former reality TV star Keyshia Cole rounded out the top 10 debuts with “Point of No Return” (Interscope), which climbed on at No. 9 with a 25,000-unit stanza. It’s the vocalist’s sixth consecutive top-10 release.

Hanging in at the top were Barbra Streisand’s “Partners” (No. 3, 49,000, down 33%), Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga’s “Cheek to Cheek” (No. 4, 37,000, off 38%) and Sam Smith’s “In the Lonely Hour” (No. 10, 24,000, up 21%).

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