New country singer Cyndi Thomson landed her first No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart this week but was stranded too far from colleagues and friends to do much celebrating.
While Thomson’s “What I Really Meant to Say” dethroned Toby Keith ’s “I’m Just Talkin’ About Tonight” from the top spot, Thomson was stuck in Canada, unable to fly back due to cancellations of all U.S. flights. She had been in Calgary for the Canadian Country Music Awards show Monday night (Sept. 10).
On the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, the rugged O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack returns to No. 1 for the 20th week this year. It replaces Keith’s Pull My Chain, which enjoyed one week at the top. The Coyote Ugly soundtrack stays at No. 3, followed by Tim McGraw ’s Set This Circus Down and Alison Krauss & Union Station’s New Favorite.