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  • Jan 5, 1995
    SoundScan figures indicate country music sales held steady in 1994, with consumers buying 76 million albums. The business peaked in 1992 at 80 million
    Jan 4, 2001
    SoundScan figures place country music sales for the year 2000 at 67.1 million units
    Jan 3, 2002
    SoundScan sales figures for country music are revealed for the calendar year 2001, showing the genre sold 67.2 million albums, an increase of 1.2%
    Jan 2, 2003
    SoundScan reports country music sales grew by 12.3% during 2002, while total music sales dropped by 8.7%. Consumers bought 77 million country albums during the previous 12 months
    Dec 31, 2003
    Country music sales dropped 10% during the year, to 69.3 million CDs sold, according to figures released by SoundScan. The overall music industry slipped 0.8%, with 687 million units sold
    Jan 5, 2006
    The Tennessean reports country album sales for 2005 numbered 75.33 million, a 3.3% decline from the prior year's 77.91 million, tabulated by SoundScan. The genre's market share increased from 11.7% to 12.2%
    Jan 4, 2007
    Nielsen SoundScan reports 2006 country album sales slipped 0.5% from 75.3 million CDs to 74.9; music overall dipped 4.9%. Rascal Flatts' "Me And My Gang" was the second best-selling album in any genre; Carrie Underwood's "Some Hearts" was #3
    Jan 3, 2008
    Nielsen SoundScan announces country sales for 2007 totalled 62.7 million albums, down 16% from the previous year. The total industry dropped 9.5%. Biggest country sellers: The Eagles' "Long Road Out Of Eden" and "Taylor Swift"
    Dec 31, 2008
    Nielsen SoundScan reports country album sales for 2008 totalled 47.7 million units, down 24% from 62.7 million in 2007. The industry as a whole dropped 14%. Taylor Swift's "Fearless" was the best-selling country CD
    Jan 6, 2010
    U.S. consumers bought 46.13 million country albums in 2009, Nielsen SoundScan announces. That marks a 3.2% drop from 2008, while total album sales slid 12.7%. The top-selling album in any genre: Taylor Swift's "Fearless," which moved 3.2 million

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