Toby Keith, Garth Brooks Won’t Let Go of No. 1

Garth Brooks stays atop the country album chart and Toby Keith has the No. 1 country single for the fourth straight week in Billboard chart action this week.

Brooks’ Scarecrow has now sold well over 1 million copies in its third week of release to head the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Its sales dropped this week from 400,000-plus to 200,000-plus and is now No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart, reflecting sales in all music genres. It had debuted at No. 1 on the 200 chart.

O Brother, Where Art Thou? remains at No. 2 on the album chart. Keith’s Pull My Chain stays at No. 3, George Strait ’s The Road Less Traveled remains No. 4 and Martina McBride ’s Greatest Hits is No. 5. Anne Murray ’s What a Wonderful Christmas jumps to No. 6 from No. 14. O Sister! The Women’s Bluegrass Collection debuts at No. 69.

Keith’s “I Wanna Talk About Me” remains No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for the fourth straight week. Strait’s “Run” climbs a spot to No. 2, David Ball ’s “Riding With Private Malone” slides a notch to No. 3, Aaron Tippin ’s “Where the Stars And Stripes and the Eagle Fly” remains at No. 4 and Alan Jackson ’s “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” climbs to No. 5 from No. 6. Brooks’ “Wrapped Up in You” climbs to No. 7 from No. 9.

Debuting on the singles chart this week is Strait’s “Christmas Cookies” at No. 56. It’s from an MCA Nashville Christmas compilation CD of the same name. Also debuting are “The Christmas Shoes” by 3 of Hearts at No. 57, “God, Family and Country” by Craig Morgan at No. 58 and “I Don’t Want You to Go” by Carolyn Dawn Johnson at No. 60.