Toby Keith, Garth Brooks Hold No. 1 Chart Positions

Garth Brooks tightens his grip on the album chart, and Toby Keith holds off several challengers to maintain the No. 1 country single in Billboard chart action this week.

Brooks’ Scarecrow sold well over 400,000 copies for the second straight week to head the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. It dropped from No. 1 to No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart, reflecting sales in all music genres. Coming in ahead are albums by Creed and Britney Spears and a Now 8 collection of pop hits.

O Brother, Where Art Thou? remains at No. 2. Keith’s Pull My Chain is No. 3, George Strait ’s The Road Less Traveled is No. 4 and Martina McBride ’s Greatest Hits is No. 5. Clint Black ’s Greatest Hits II debuts at No. 8.

Keith’s “I Wanna Talk About Me” holds on at No. 1 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for the third straight week but faces challenges from several strong singles. David Ball ’s “Riding With Private Malone” climbs to No. 2, Strait’s “Run” jumps up two spots to No. 3, Aaron Tippin ’s “Where the Stars & Stripes and the Eagle Fly” rises to No. 4 and Alan Jackson ’s “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” climbs to No. 6 from No. 12. Brooks’ “Wrapped Up in You” holds at No. 9 for a second straight week.

Debuting on the singles chart are Mark McGuinn ’s “She Doesn’t Dance” at No. 54 and Kevin Denney’s “That’s Just Jessie” at No. 55.