Dixie Chicks Return to Top of Chart

The Dixie Chicks have returned Home to No. 1 on the country albums chart and Mark Wills ’ nostalgic tendencies keep him at the top of this week’s singles chart. Released 19 weeks ago, Home knocked Shania Twain ’s Up! from the No. 1 position it has held since being released seven weeks ago.

Wills’ “19 Somethin’” remains at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks after pushing George Strait ’s “She’ll Leave You With a Smile” to No. 2 last week. Strait stays in the second position while Emerson Drive’s “Fall Into Me” jumps two notches to No. 3. Slipping one slot each are Toby Keith ’s “Who’s Your Daddy?” (to No. 4) and Rascal Flatts ’ “These Days” (to No. 5). Holding steady for a second week are Blake Shelton ’s “The Baby” (No. 6), Terri Clark ’s “I Just Wanna Be Mad” (No. 7), Kenny Chesney ’s “A Lot of Things Different” (No. 8) and Keith Urban ’s “Somebody Like You” (No. 9). Newcomer Aaron Lines ’ comes in at No. 10 with his debut single, “You Can’t Hide Beautiful.”

Chesney has the highest debuting single of the week with “Big Star” entering the chart at No. 51. Keith’s “Rock You Baby” debuts at No. 55, and newcomer Tebey arrives at No. 58 with his first single, “We Shook Hands (Man to Man).” Jo Dee Messina enters the chart at No. 59 with “Was That My Life.”

With the Chicks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, Twain slips to No. 2 as Elvis Presley ’s ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits climbs two posts to No. 3. Slipping one position each are Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors (to No. 4) and Faith Hill ’s Cry (to No. 5). Keith’s Unleashed remains at No. 6, followed by Chesney’s No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems, which climbs one slot to No. 7. Rascal Flatts’ Melt goes to No. 8 from No. 7. Alan Jackson ’s Drive remains at No. 9, and the all-star compilation Totally Country, Vol. 2 stays at No. 10.

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