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Top Selling Country Albums of 2011

Here are the top country albums of 2011 by sales.

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10. Kenny Chesney - 'Hemingway's Whiskey'

hemingways whiskey album cover
Image courtesy of BNA Records

Fourteen albums later and Kenny Chesney is still going strong with Hemingway's Whiskey -- his sixth studio album to have gone platinum.

Release Year: 2010
Peak Country Chart Position: #1
RIAA Certification: Platinum

9. Keith Urban - 'Get Closer'

get closer album cover
Image courtesy of Capitol Nashville Records

The Australian country singer put out another winner in Fall of 2010 with Get Closer -- riding his success all the way to the Winter of 2011.

Release Year: 2010
Peak Country Chart Position:
RIAA Certification: Gold

8. Sugarland - 'The Incredible Machine'

incredible machine album cover
Image courtesy of Mercury Nashville Records

The country duo went rock in a big way on The Incredible Machine. While some decried their change of artistic direction, the album still went platinum.

Release Year: 2010
Peak Country Chart Position: #1
RIAA Certification: Platinum

7. The Band Perry - 'The Band Perry'

the band perry album cover
Image courtesy of Republic Nashville

The Band Perry continued to outperform many country-music veterans in 2010 with their robustly selling debut.

Release Year: 2010
Peak Country Chart Position: #2
Album Certification: Platinum

6. Lady Antebellum - 'Own the Night'

own the night lady antebellum
Image courtesy of Capitol Nashville Records

Lady Antebellum's third album was one of the most successful new releases of 2011 -- muscling into the country and pop charts at #1.

Release Year: 2011
Peak Country Chart Position: #1
RIAA Certification: Platinum

5. Zac Brown Band - 'You Get What You Give'

you get what you give album cover
Image courtesy of Atlantic Records

You Get What You Give continues to be a strong seller for the Zac Brown Band, with the singles "Knee Deep" and "Keep Me in Mind" each charting #1 in 2011.

Release Year: 2010
Peak Country Chart Position: #1
RIAA Certification: Platinum

4. Lady Antebellum - 'Need You Now'

need you now album cover
Image courtesy of Capitol Nashville Records

Lady Antebellum's second album proved a tough competitor, even to themselves. Two years after its release, it was the fourth biggest selling album of 2011.

Release Year: 2009
Peak Country Chart Position: #1
RIAA Certification: 3 X Platinum

3. Rascal Flatts - 'Nothing Like This'

Nothing like this album cover
Image courtesy of Big Machines Records

Ten years after their debut, Racal Flatts continue to be a big presence on the country music charts with the third top-selling album of the year.

Release Year: 2010
Peak Country Chart Position: #1
RIAA Certification: Platinum

2. Jason Aldean - 'My Kinda Party'

my kinda party album cover
Image courtesy of Broken Bow Records

It took home Album of the Year at the 2011 CMA Awards, and Jason Aldean's fourth record takes home the honor of being the runner-up, best-selling album of the year.         

Release Year: 2010
Peak Country Chart Position: #1
RIAA Certification: 2 X Platinum

1. Taylor Swift - 'Speak Now'

speak now album cover
Image courtesy of Big Machine Records

Taylor Swift's Speak Now is the best-selling country album of the year. It's also the second-best selling album -- of any genre -- of 2011, just behind Adele's 21 and one step ahead of Lady Gaga's Born This Way.

Release Year: 2010
Peak Country Chart Position: #1
RIAA Certification: 3 X Platinum

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