In the three days following his death, George Jones ’ album sales surged more than 1000 percent, according to Billboard . The country legend sold 35,000 copies this week, compared to only 3000 the previous week. Four collections make the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, with 16 Greatest Hits becoming Jones’ highest-charting CD ever, at number 42.
Jones is also making an impressive showing on the Country Digital Songs chart, logging 35,000 downloads, compared to only 3000 a week ago. “He Stopped Loving Her Today” is predictably the most popular, with “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes” in second place.
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