Jackson, Coffey Making Chart Waves

Alan Jackson finally topples Toby Keith from the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. Jackson’s title song from his album Drive replaces Keith’s “My List” after five weeks at No. 1. That’s Jackson’s second No. 1 hit from that album, the first being “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning).”

Newcomer Tommy Shane Steiner is very close in the No. 2 spot. His song “What If She’s an Angel” climbs two rungs this week — ahead of Steve Azar who stays at No. 3 with “I Don’t Have to Be Me (’Til Monday).”
That marks the highest chart posting for both Steiner and Azar. Veteran hitmaker George Strait enters the Top 5 with “Living and Living Well” at No. 4.

Brad Paisley jumps into the Top 10 at No. 7 with “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song).” Carolyn Dawn Johnson and Lonestar both hit the Top 10. Johnson’s “I Don’t Want You to Go” is at No. 9, just ahead of the group’s “Not a Day Goes By.”

In other Top 10 singles, “My List” drops to No. 5, Emerson Drive’s “I Should Be Sleeping” holds at No. 6 and Travis Tritt ’s “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde” remains at No. 8.

Gaining Billboard’s Airpower nod for rising into the Top 20 is Brooks & Dunn ’s “My Heart Is Lost to You” at No. 17. New singles hit the chart this week from Keith, SHeDAISY and Tim McGraw . Keith’s “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)” is at No. 41, SHeDAISY’s “Mine All Mine” is at No. 55 and McGraw’s “Unbroken” is at No. 60.

On the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, newcomer Kellie Coffey debuts very strongly. Her new album When You Lie Next to Me lands at No. 5. Kenny Chesney ’s No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems stays at No. 1 for the third straight week. The O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack remains at No. 2, followed by Jackson’s Drive and Rascal Flatts. Paisley’s Part II drops to No. 6, Keith’s Pull My Chain climbs to No. 7, McGraw’s Greatest Hits and Set This Circus Down are at Nos. 8 and 9 and Totally Country climbs to No. 10.

Daryle Singletary ’s That’s Why I Sing This Way debuts on the album chart at No. 65.