Jackson’s 11th album, Drive repeats for the fourth straight week as the No. 1-selling album on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Jennifer Lopez knocks Jackson down to No. 2 on The Billboard 200 chart, which measures sales across all music genres.
Debuting as the No. 2 country album is an all-star collection titled Totally Country: 17 New Chart-Topping Hits. Represented on the album are Dixie Chicks , Brooks & Dunn , Martina McBride , Kenny Chesney , Dwight Yoakam , Lonestar , Sara Evans , Montgomery Gentry , Keith Urban , Tammy Cochran , Trick Pony, Blake Shelton, Billy Gilman , Diamond Rio , Kenny Rogers and John Michael Montgomery . This hits-type package has been standard — and very successful — in pop music for some time, but the country music record labels had been resistant to the idea until now.
The soundtrack O Brother, Where Art Thou? drops to No. 3. Garth Brooks ’ Scarecrow slides to the No. 4 spot on the country albums chart.
It’s followed by Toby Keith ’s Pull My Chain at No. 5 and Tim McGraw ’s Set This Circus Down at No. 6. Rounding out the Top 10, in descending order, are Rascal Flatts ’ self-titled debut album, Holy’s Blue Moon, the Coyote Ugly soundtrack and McBride’s Greatest Hits.
Montgomery’s Love Songs debuts at No. 28, and another all-star collection, Time-Life’s Treasury of Bluegrass, debuts at No. 35 on the country album chart. Also debuting are two Travis Tritt albums, The Lovin’ Side at No. 69 and The Rockin’ Side at No. 75.
Holy’s “Good Morning Beautiful” repeats at No. 1 for the fourth straight week on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. That’s his first No. 1 single.
Brad Paisley ’s “Wrapped Around” remains at No. 2. Brooks & Dunn’s “The Long Goodbye” moves up to No. 3, “Bring on the Rain” by Jo Dee Messina with McGraw climbs to No. 4 and McGraw’s “The Cowboy in Me” gains a notch to No. 5.
Rounding out the Top 10, in descending order, are McBride’s “Blessed,” George Strait’s “Run,” Dixie Chicks’ “Some Days You Gotta Dance,” Jackson’s “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” and Joe Diffie ’s “In Another World.”
Gaining the Billboard Airpower nod for moving into the Top 20 for the first time is Toby Keith’s “My List,” which gains from No. 21 to No. 18. There are no new singles on the chart this week. Re-entering are Tracy Lawrence ’s “What a Memory” at No. 57 and Faith Hill ’s version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at No. 60.