Alan Jackson Chasing Toby Keith at No. 1 Singles Spot; Garth Holds On

Garth Brooks makes it four weeks in a row atop the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, as his triple-platinum Scarecrow again holds off the No. 2 O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. The No. 3, 4 and 5 chart spots remain unchanged, with Toby Keith ‘s Pull My Chain, George Strait ‘s The Road Less Traveled and Martina McBride ‘s Greatest Hits respectively in those slots.

Brooks’ The Magic of Christmas — Songs From Call Me Claus moves into the Top 10 at No. 9. Lyle Lovett ‘s Anthology Volume One: Cowboy Man moves up to No. 26 from No. 44 and is named Billboard’s Pacesetter album of the week. Christmas Cookies, a collection by various MCA Nashville artists, debuts at No. 73.

Keith’s “I Wanna Talk About Me” tops the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for the fifth straight week. Narrowly trailing at No. 2 is Alan Jackson ‘s “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” in just its fifth week on the chart.

Strait’s “Run” drops a notch to No. 3, Aaron Tippin ‘s “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly” holds at No. 4 and David Ball ‘s “Riding With Private Malone” slides down two spots to No. 5.

With his “The Cowboy in Me” climbing six spots to hit No. 20, Tim McGraw has three singles in the Top 20. His duet with Jo Dee Messina on “Bring on the Rain” is at No. 11, and his “Angry All the Time” is No. 18. McGraw also shows up on the chart at No. 53 as co-producer, with Byron Gallimore, of “To Quote Shakespeare” by The Clark Family Experience.

Billboard’s fastest-rising Airpower singles of the week are “The Cowboy in Me” and the Dixie Chicks ‘ “Some Days You Gotta Dance” at No. 17.

Debuting on the singles chart are Chely Wright ‘s “Jezebel” at No. 50, Tommy Shane Steiner’s “What If She’s an Angel” at No. 52, Kellie Coffey’s “When You Lie Next to Me” at No. 55, Tippin’s “Jingle Bell Rock” at No. 58 and Keith’s “My List” at No. 59.