The Dixie Chicks new CD "Taking the Long Way" went on sale today nationwide. Determined to purchase my CD on the first day, after work today I stopped at my neighborhood Target only find three empty shelves where the "Chicks" new CD was supposed to be. When I finally tracked down a store clerk, she told me that they had run out of the store's allotment of 50 CD's by mid afternoon, so I had her check the other two Target stores nearby. Both had also nearly sold out, but I got my hands on the last copy at the store nearest my home and was able to blast my little car audio system as I was "Taking the Long Way" home.
So that is three stores selling out the first day and the number one album spot on itunes. Take that - Country Radio bastards.
Buy the way, the reason I purchased my CD at Target instead of through my Amazon link was to get the exclusive access code to purchase tickets for the "Chicks" upcoming North America Concert appearance in my area. A great marketing trick and I now have 4 great seats for the early September concert.