Mark Wills Tops Country Singles Chart

Mark Wills has scored another No. 1 single with “19 Somethin’,” and his Mercury Records labelmate Shania Twain remains at the top of the country album chart for a sixth consecutive week. “19 Somethin’” is one of two new songs Wills recorded for his Greatest Hits album released in November. Wills previously topped Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in 1999 with “Wish You Were Here.”

Twain’s Up! retains the top position on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, but she relinquishes her hold on the Billboard 200, a chart reflecting sales of all musical styles. On the Billboard 200, Twain slips to No. 2, allowing room for the soundtrack to the Eminem film 8 Mile to top the chart.

Elsewhere on the country singles chart, George Strait ’s chart-topping “She’ll Leave You With a Smile” slides to No. 2. Spending another week at 3, 4 and 5, respectively, are Toby Keith ’s “Who’s Your Daddy?,” Rascal Flatts ’ “These Days” and Emerson Drive’s “Fall Into Me.” Blake Shelton ’s “The Baby” makes a substantial jump — from No. 9 to No. 6 — while Terri Clark ’s “I Just Wanna Be Mad” remains at No. 7. Kenny Chesney ’s “A Lot of Things Different” falls two notches to No. 8, Keith Urban ’s “Somebody Like You” climbs one spot to No. 9 and Tim McGraw ’s “Red Ragtop” dips two positions to No. 10. Phil Vassar had the highest-debuting single of the week with “This Is God” arriving at No. 53.

On the country albums chart, the top nine remain the same for another week. With Twain at No. 1, the others titles are: Dixie Chicks , Home (No. 2), Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors (No. 3); Faith Hill , Cry (No. 4); Elvis Presley , ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits (No. 5); Toby Keith , Unleashed (No. 6); Rascal Flatts, Melt (No. 7); Kenny Chesney, No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems (No. 8) and Alan Jackson , Drive (No. 9). Rounding out the Top 10 is the all-star hit compilation, Totally Country, Vol. 2.

Calvin Gilbert has served as’s managing editor since 2002. His background includes stints at the Nashville Banner, Radio & Records and Westwood One.