After a concert featuring its stars and the release of a documentary about it, the soundtrack O Brother, Where Art Thou? reclaims the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. The soundtrack climbs from No. 44 to No. 16 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Earlier this year, the soundtrack topped the country albums chart for nine consecutive weeks. Recent sales have been spurred by a June 13 Carnegie Hall concert featuring the soundtrack’s artists –- including Emmylou Harris and Ralph Stanley -– and the limited release of the documentary “Down From the Mountain,” filmed at a similar concert last year at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Also pushing sales was the June 12 release of O Brother, Where Art Thou? on VHS and DVD.
The Coyote Ugly soundtrack climbs a notch to No. 2 on the chart, trading places with Tim McGraw ’s Set This Circus Down. Trisha Yearwood ’s Inside Out drops from No. 1 to No. 4 and Lee Ann Womack ’s I Hope You Dance holds at No. 5.
Willie Nelson ’s Rainbow Connection debuts at No. 52 on the albums chart.
Lonestar ’s “I’m Already There” tops the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for the second straight week. Sara Evans ’ “I Could Not Ask for More” jumps to No. 2 from No. 5. McGraw’s “Grown Men Don’t Cry” slides a spot to No. 3, Kenny Chesney ’s “Don’t Happen Twice” goes down to No. 4, and Brooks & Dunn ’s “Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You” drops to No. 5.
The Hot Shot Debut on the singles & tracks chart is Martina McBride ’s “When God-Fearin’ Women Get the Blues,” logging on at No. 53. “Heartbreak Town” by the Dixie Chicks enters at No. 54 and “Texas in 1880” by Radney Foster with Pat Green debuts at No. 59.
Cyndi Thomson’s “What I Really Meant to Say” again heads the Country Singles Sales chart, with Blake Shelton’s “Austin” advancing to No. 2.