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All-Star Tom Petty Country Tribute Album Makes Chart-Topping Debut

The all-star tribute album Petty Country: A Country Music Celebration of Tom Petty makes a chart-topping debut, as the set enters at No. 1 on Billboard’s Compilation Albums chart (dated July 6). It also scores top 10 bows on Top Album Sales and Top Current Album Sales, and top 20-ranking entries on Top Country Albums, Independent Albums, Indie Store Album Sales and Vinyl Albums.

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The 20-track Petty Country collection boasts country covers of tunes originally performed and written by Petty (who died in 2017), including “Runnin’ Down a Dream” (covered by Luke Combs), “I Should Have Known It” (Chris Stapleton, who was one of the first artists to come on board the project), “Southern Accents” (Dolly Parton), “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” (Lady A), “American Girl” (Dierks Bentley) and “I Won’t Back Down” (Brothers Osborne).

With almost 11,000 copies sold in the U.S. in the week ending June 27, Petty Country earns the biggest-selling week for any compilation album in well over a year, since A Philly Special Christmas shifted slightly more on the Jan. 7, 2023-dated chart. In terms of country music compilations, no compilation has sold as much as Petty Country in a single week in six years, since Now That’s What I Call Country, Volume 11, debuted with 12,000 copies on the June 23, 2018 chart.

Petty Country was issued on across four vinyl variants (all color variations), CD and digital download.

On the overall Billboard 200 albums chart, Petty Country debuts at No. 84, marking the first compilation to enter the tally in 2024.

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