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CMA Awards Exposure Translates into Big Album Sales Bumps

Image courtesy of Mercury Nashville (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Mercury Nashville (via ABC News Radio)

Exposure on the CMA Awards translated into big sales bumps for a few artists featured on the show. New Artist of the Year winner Kacey Musgraves ' saw a 567 percent sales increase for her album Same Trailer Different Park , according to Nielsen SoundScan. The project is back in the top five on Billboard 's Country Albums chart as a result.

Blake Shelton 's CMA Album of the Year win for Based on a True Story… gave that album a 148 percent sales bump to push it to #4 on the Country Albums tally.  Duo of the Year winners Florida Georgia Line 's Here's to the Good Times also saw a 68 percent sales bump.

The Duck Dynasty holiday album, Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas , spends a second week at #1 on the country chart.

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