Carolyn Dawn Johnson’s Room With a View Opens Well

O Brother Soundtrack, Blake Shelton’s “Austin” Stick at No. 1

Carolyn Dawn Johnson is the latest new female country artist with an impressive album debut. Following on the heels of Cyndi Thomson ’s No. 7 debut last week with My World, Johnson’s Room With a View enters the Billboard Top Country Albums chart at No. 8.

Otherwise, the album chart remains relatively undisturbed, with the soundtracks O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Coyote Ugly standing at No. 1 and No. 2. Lee Ann Womack ’s I Hope You Dance sees a sales bounce from her week-long appearance on TV’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and jumps from No. 8 to No. 3. The album has charted for 64 straight weeks.

Lonestar ’s I’m Already There and Tim McGraw ’s Set This Circus Down remain at No. 4 and No. 5.

Blake Shelton ’s “Austin” repeats for the third straight week atop the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. Toby Keith ’s “I’m Just Talkin’ About Tonight” stays at No. 2, Keith Urban ’s “Where the Blacktop Ends” climbs to No. 3 from No. 4, Jamie O’Neal ’s “When I Think About Angels” drops from No. 2 to No. 4, and Thomson’s “What I Really Meant to Say” ascends from No. 8 to No. 5.

Getting Billboard’s “Airpower” nod this week is Alan Jackson ’s “Where I Come From,” which jumps from No. 22 to No. 16.

Debuting on the chart this week are Tracy Byrd ’s “Just Let Me Be in Love” at No. 49, Keith’s “I Wanna Talk About Me” at No. 51, Brian McComas’ “Night Disappear With You” at No. 53 and Montgomery Gentry’s “Cold One Comin’ On” at No. 56.

“Austin” and “What I Really Meant to Say” remain No. 1 and No. 2 on the Country Single Sales chart.