NPR logo

Country Music Sales Suffer Familiar Fate

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/15127365/15127325" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Country Music Sales Suffer Familiar Fate

Country Music Sales Suffer Familiar Fate

Country Music Sales Suffer Familiar Fate

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/15127365/15127325" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Country music album sales have dropped 30 percent at midyear, according to Nielsen/Soundscan — a dramatic drop for a genre that seemed to be weathering the overall drop in album sales that's afflicting the rest of the music industry.