The new triple album from Tyler Childers Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven? debuts at the highest mark for the Kentucky-based artist on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, but fails to top the Billboard Country Albums chart, or best his top debut sales peak set by his previous major studio release, 2019’s Country Squire.
Released on September 30th, Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven sold an estimated 27,000 total units in combined physical sales, downloads, and streaming equivalents, with about 16,000 in pure physical sales, and roughly 11,000 in streaming equivalents. Despite being helped out by having three albums and 24 total tracks in the set, Take My Hounds to Heaven comes in with 5,000 less units sold than the 32,000 albums the 9-song, single disc Country Squire sold in its first week.
Nonetheless, these numbers put Tyler Childers at #8 on the Billboard 200 chart, where Country Squire ended up at #12. Tyler Childers also ends up at #3 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, just behind Zach Bryan’s 32-song American Heartbreak at #2 with 28,000 total units this week, and Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album with 46,000 total units.
Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven? also comes in at #2 on the Billboard Americana/Folk chart, right behind Zach Bryan’s American Heartbreak, as well as #3 in pure album sales across all genres, as well as #5 in vinyl sales.
Also continuing to chart well is Tyler’s 2017 album Purgatory, which comes in this week at #13 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. A perennial album in country, Purgatory was Certified Platinum by the RIAA on August 9th.
On Tuesday, October 11th, Tyler Childers will appear with Chris Stapleton and Dwight Yoakam at the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky as part of the Kentucky Rising benefit, raising money for those affected by the historic flooding in Kentucky on July 28th that caused millions of dollars of damage, and left 39 people dead.
Though the benefit tickets sold out almost immediately, the event will be live streamed on Tuesday night via Veeps, with tickets available for $19.99.