As his spring and summer tour of amphitheaters comes to an end, Kenny Chesney perches at No. 1 on Billboard charts for country singles and country albums.
“The Good Stuff,” from Chesney’s No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems CD, goes to No. 1 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart replacing Toby Keith ’s flag-waver, “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American),” which falls to No. 2 after one week in the top spot.
Lonestar ’s “Not a Day Goes By,” Gary Allan ’s “The One” and Brooks & Dunn ’s “My Heart Is Lost to You” also climb the chart, to No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively. Brad Paisley ’s “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song)” sinks to No. 6, while the Dixie Chicks ’ “Long Time Gone” jumps to No. 7. George Strait ’s “Living and Living Well” drops to No. 8, Kellie Coffey’s “When You Lie Next to Me” falls to No. 9 and Darryl Worley ’s “I Miss My Friend” holds steady at No. 10.
John Michael Montgomery debuts at No. 54 with his latest single, “’Til Nothing Comes Between Us.” Other debuts include Ricky Skaggs ’ “Halfway Home Café” at No. 56, Strait’s “Stars on the Water” at No. 57 and Radney Foster ’s “Everyday Angel” at No. 59.
The million-selling No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems remains at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart for the 11th non-consecutive week, followed by the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack at No. 2. Alan Jackson idles at No. 3 with Drive. Dolly Parton debuts at No. 4 with Halos & Horns. She’s promoting the album with her first tour in a decade.
SHeDAISY ’s Knock on the Sky and Martina McBride ’s Greatest Hits each drop a notch, to No. 5 and No. 6, respectively. Andy Griggs returns to the album chart at No. 7 with the debut of Freedom. His second album includes the hit “Tonight I Wanna Be Your Man.” Paisley’s Part II, Tim McGraw ’s Greatest Hits and Gary Allan’s Alright Guy round out the Top 10.
The Flatlanders ’ Now Again, at No. 22, is the week’s Greatest Gainer, for largest increase in unit sales, while Pat Green’s Three Days earns the Pacesetter designation for greatest percentage increase in sales. Three Days moves from No. 46 to No. 35.