Toby Keith Delivers One-Two Punch

New Album Debuts at No. 1; His Single is Also at the Top

Toby Keith ’s new CD Pull My Chain, with 119,000 copies sold according to SoundScan, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. That nicely accompanies his perch atop the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart with “I’m Just Talkin’ About Tonight.”

Pull My Chain dislodges O Brother, Where Art Thou? and drops it to No. 2. The soundtrack Coyote Ugly falls to No. 3, Tim McGraw ’s Set This Circus Down slides to No. 4 and Alison Krauss & Union Station’s New Favorite dips a notch to No. 5.

Cyndi Thomson ’s My World gets Billboard’s Greatest Gainer nod of the week as it climbs to No. 11 from No. 12. Earl Scruggs And Friends debuts at No. 42 and Confederate Railroad ’s Unleashed lands at No. 63. Keith’s Pull My Chain debuts at No. 9 on The Billboard 200 chart.

Keith knocked Blake Shelton ’s “Austin” from the No. 1 Hot Country Singles & Tracks spot it had occupied for five weeks, down to No. 2. Thomson’s “What I Really Meant to Say” climbs to No. 3, Keith Urban ’s “Where the Blacktop Ends” drops to No. 4 and Brooks & Dunn ’s “Only in America” holds at No. 5.

Singles debuting this week are Sara Evans ’ “Saints & Angels” at No. 48, Pat Green’s “Carry On” at No. 49, Jo Dee Messina ’s “Bring on the Rain” at No. 53 and Shannon Brown ’s “Baby I Lied” at No. 55.

Shelton’s “Austin” tops the Country Singles Sales chart for the sixth straight week. LeAnn Rimes ’ “But I Do Love You/Can’t Fight the Moonlight” remains at No. 2.