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Jason Aldean's "Night Train" Sells More than 409,000 Copies for #1 Debut

Image courtesy of Broken Bow Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Broken Bow Records (via ABC News Radio)

Jason Aldean 's fifth studio album, Night Train , sold more than 409,000 copies in its first week to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. That's the second-highest debut of any album so far this year, and the best first week for a country project since 2010. Night Train sold twice as many copies in its first week as Jason's triple-platinum previous release, My Kinda Party .

Jason kept up a crazy schedule promoting Night Train , flying from Boston to Chicago to Georgia in one day to announce stadium shows for his upcoming tour.  Jason says, "So many fans jumped on board with us, and I couldn't be more thankful"

Jason will close out his My Kinda Party tour this weekend before returning to Nashville for the CMA Awards next Thursday, where he's up for Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist and Single of the Year, for "Dirt Road Anthem." The show airs live on ABC that night at 8 p.m. ET.

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