Thursday, June 30, 2011

Justin Moore's New Album 'Outlaws Like Me' Debuts At #1


OUTLAWS LIKE ME, the new album from Valory Music Co. artist Justin Moore, debuts as the #1 BEST SELLING Country album according to Billboard’s Scoundscan chart. The new set also enters Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart at #5. The 3rd highest Country debut this year, beating first week numbers from many superstar artists, including recent releases from Ronnie Dunn and Sara Evans.

Outpaced this year by only Brad Paisley’s THIS IS COUNTRY MUSIC and Alison Krauss and Union Station’s PAPER AIRPLANE, this impressive debut further underscores Justin Moore’s status as one of the hottest artists in country music.

Moore kicked off the street week for his sophomore album  in New York City, making appearances on “Fox News”, “ABC News” and “Better TV.” He also interviewed with radio and television stations around the country via satellite from a boat in the lake in Central Park. 

Critics have lauded this Arkansas native’s backwoods charm, prompting The Washington Post to describe his music as “consistently brawny and upbeat, reminiscent at times of Hank Williams Jr.” and The New York Times hails him as a “a strong and versatile singer,” as well as a songwriter whose lyrical “fantasies of regional pride and class revenge are the meat and potatoes of modern country music”.

The album’s lead single If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away is also headed for the #1 spot.  It is the fastest rising single of his career sitting at #4 this week and has sold nearly 300,000 copies to date. 

Keep up to date with Justin Moore by visiting his official website, www.MooreJustinMusic.com.

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