Without touring, without giving any major interviews with the press (he did talk to Hippies & Cowboys, but still no Joe Rogan), and despite releasing some of the most traditional and obscure cowboy music possible, Colter Wall continues his upward trajectory. His latest album Little Songs turned in career numbers for the Canadian Cowboy and Western singer and songwriter.
Little Songs sold 12,000 equivalent album units in its first week when tabulating both streams and physical sales, putting Colter Wall at #1 on Billboard Emerging Artists Chart, as well as #75 on the all-genre Billboard 200—his best showing to date. Those numbers include 8,000 units in physical sales with 5,000 vinyl copies, putting Colter at #8 on the Vinyl Albums Sales chart, and #9 on the Top Albums Sales chart. These are the numbers according to Billboard.
This also puts Colter Wall’s July 14th release at #4 on the Folk/Americana Albums chart, and #17 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. Wall’s last album Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs sold 9,250 in albums and equivalents, with 7,100 in physical album sales. The previous release actually fared better on the Country Albums Chart coming in at #8 due to less competition. But this is Colter’s best showing on the all-genre Billboard 200 by far, beating out Western Swing & Waltzes that ended up at #103.
Eight of the ten tracks of the new album were written by Colter Wall himself. “These songs were written over the last three years. I penned most of them from home and I think the songs reflect that,” Colter Wall says. As Colter says in the title track, “You might not see a soul for days on them high and lonesome plains. You got to fill the big empty with little songs.”
Little Songs is the first release from LaHonda Records after the independent label’s partnership with RCA Records. To read Saving Country Music’s review of thee album, CLICK HERE.