Darryl Worley’s I Miss My Friend Debuts at No. 1

With sales of 42,000 copies in its first week, Darryl Worley ’s second album, I Miss My Friend, debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart for Aug. 3. I Miss My Friend also pops up at No. 21 on The Billboard 200, which tracks albums in every genre.

Behind Worley on the country chart, Kenny Chesney ’s No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems, the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack and Alan Jackson ’s Drive all drop a notch to Nos. 2, 3 and 4, respectively. Martina McBride ’s Greatest Hits moves up to No. 5, while SHeDAISY ’s Knock on the Sky slips to No. 6. Brad Paisley ’s Part II, Tim McGraw ’s Greatest Hits, Dolly Parton ’s Halos & Horns and Gary Allan ’s Alright Guy round out the Top 10.

Further down the chart, Steve Azar ’s Waitin’ on Joe, at No. 50, earns a Pacesetter nod for biggest percentage leap, while Rhonda Vincent reappears with The Storm Still Rages at No. 63. Vincent’s video, “I’m Not Over You,” is in rotation on CMT.

On the Billboard Country Singles & Tracks chart, Chesney’s “The Good Stuff” logs its second week at No. 1, as Toby Keith ’s “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)” holds at No. 2. Allan moves up one spot as “The One” reaches No. 3, Lonestar dips to No. 4 with “Not a Day Goes By,” and the Dixie Chicks hop ahead to No. 5 with “Long Time Gone.”

Brooks & Dunn ’s “My Heart Is Lost to You” and Worley’s “I Miss My Friend” sit at No. 6 and No. 7, while McGraw’s “Unbroken” jumps four spaces to No. 8. George Strait ’s “Living and Living Well” falls to No. 9 and Andy Griggs ’ “Tonight I Wanna Be Your Man” enters the Top 10 at No. 10.

Four singles mark their debut at the bottom of the chart: Kellie Coffey’s “At the End of the Day” at No. 57, newcomer Jennifer Hanson’s “Beautiful Goodbye” at No. 58, Keith’s duet with Willie Nelson called “Beer for My Horses” at No. 59 and Azar’s “Waitin’ on Joe” at No. 60.

Craig Shelburne has been writing for CMT.com since 2002. He is also a producer for CMT Edge, Concrete Country and Live @ CMT.