Garth Brooks ’ Scarecrow has been dethroned after seven straight weeks as the top-selling country album. The new champion? Same as last year’s — the soundtrack that has become a phenomenon.
Now certified quadruple platinum, with shipments in excess of 4 million copies, O Brother, Where Art Thou? reclaims the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for its 25th week over the past year. Scarecrow, with shipments of over 3 million copies, drops to No. 2.
Previously charting albums that re-enter the chart this week are Dolly Parton ’s Grammy-nominated Little Sparrow at No. 74 and the Driven soundtrack (with tracks by Jo Dee Messina , LeAnn Rimes and Tim McGraw ) at No. 75.
Alan Jackson ’s “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” tops the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for the fourth straight week. George Strait ’s “Run” climbs a notch to No. 2, Aaron Tippin ’s “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly” drops to No. 3, Steve Holy’s “Good Morning Beautiful” holds at No. 4 and Keith’s “I Wanna Talk About Me” stays at No. 5.
Trace Adkins ’ “I’m Tryin'” holds at No. 6. Brooks’ “Wrapped Up in You” continues at No. 7. Brad Paisley ’s “Wrapped Around” stays at No. 8. Climbing one position to No. 9 is “Bring on the Rain” by Messina with McGraw and David Ball ’s “Riding With Private Malone” drops to No. 10.