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2019 CMT Awards Push 28% Sales Gain for Zac Brown Band, Runaway June, Little Big Town & More

The June 5 CMT Awards helped pump notable sales and streaming gains for those who performed on the show, according to Nielsen Music.

In the week ending June 6, the collected songs on the show sold 77,000 downloads in the U.S. — a gain of 28% compared to the previous week (60,000 in the week ending May 31). Meanwhile, the collected tunes rose by 3% in total on-demand streams (audio and video combined) to 57.57 million (up from 55.94 million).

Some of the performed songs on the show that saw sizable sales gains include Kane Brown’s “Short Skirt Weather” (2,000 sold; up 723%), Zac Brown Band’s “Someone I Used to Know” (3,000; 277%), Tanya Tucker’s “Delta Dawn” (1,000; 245%), Little Big Town’s “The Daughters” (2,000; up 78%) and Runaway June’s “Buy My Own Drinks” (1,000; up 75%).

Among the most interesting streaming gainers: “Buy My Own Drinks” (1.04 million; up 39%), “Someone I Used to Know” (1.31 million; up 25%), Luke Bryan’s “Knockin’ Boots” (5.52 million; up 17%) and Carrie Underwood’s “Southbound” (1.1 million; up 13%).

Not included in the above sums are Thomas Rhett’s “Don’t Threaten Me With a Good Time,” featuring Little Big Town; and Sheryl Crow’s “Prove You Wrong,” featuring Stevie Nicks and Maren Morris. While both tracks were performed on the show, they aren’t directly comparable to the rest of the tracks on the broadcast. Rhett’s track was riding high off the May 31 release of its parent album Center Point Road (which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart), while Crow’s track was released on May 31.)

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