Lane Pitmann Stunned By Success Of Debut EP On ARIA Chart

25 March 2024 | 11:56 am | Mary Varvaris

'Lane Pittman' is at #1 on the Australian Country Albums Chart, #8 on the Australian Albums Chart, and #14 on the ARIA Country Albums Chart.

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Tamworth’s own Lane Pittman spent the weekend shocked by the success of his self-titled debut EP after discovering that it had climbed up the ARIA Charts.

Fresh off performing at this year’s Tamworth Country Music Festival, Pittman announced his debut EP last month, with a Friday, 8 March release date. Two weeks after its release, the EP has reached an increasing number of listeners and is now making a significant dent in the industry.

At the time of publication, Lane Pittman is at #1 on the Australian Country Albums Chart, #8 on the Australian Albums Chart, and #14 on the ARIA Country Albums Chart.

Here’s how the up-and-coming star reacted to the news: “WHAT THE HECK!! Just got the news I have the #1 Australian Country Album this week on the ARIA charts. If you would’ve told 6 year old Lane he would’ve laughed.”

Pittman went on to thank his record label, Chugg Music, which he called the “best team in the biz”, marketing service The Annex, MGM Distribution, his publicists Varrasso PR, and, of course, his fans.

Pittman wrote that Chugg’s “belief in me is something i’ll never take for granted”, called The Annex “absolute legends”, thanked MGM Distribution for all their hard work, called Varrasso PR “absolute workhorses”, and to the fans, “without you this doesn’t happen”.

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You can order the Lane Pittman EP via his website.

The EP features Pittman’s two most recent singles – Love In A Country Town (which landed online last August) and Ain’t Too Much To Ask (which followed in November) – both of which saw great success on the Countrytown Hot 50 chart. It’s rounded out with four other songs, which fans will recognise from his recent live shows: Let's Get LostGoing Nowhere FastWho They Were and Yours.

We were introduced to Pittman in 2022 when he auditioned for The Voice Australia with Even Though I’m Leaving by Luke Combs. He thrived in the competition, and despite not winning, he’s already made an impressive career that will only continue developing. Last year, he opened for Combs on his Australian tour.

You can read Countrytown’s review of Combs’ first show in Brisbane - which also praised Pittman - here.