Chicks and Wills Stay Put While Campbell Surprises

While the Dixie Chicks and Mark Wills spend yet another week at No. 1, Glen Campbell makes his strongest chart showing in years with All the Best. Fueled by a national TV ad campaign, the 25-track compilation of Campbell’s most famous material debuts at No. 12 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.

The Chicks’ Home spends a fifth consecutive week atop the country albums chart, but it also knocks Norah Jones’ Come Away With Me from No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, a chart that reflects sales of all musical genres.

Wills’ “19 Somethin'” stays at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the sixth week in a row. Hanging strong for the second week are Blake Shelton’s “The Baby” (at No. 2) and Terri Clark “I Just Wanna Be Mad” (at No. 3). Aaron Lines’ debut single, “You Can’t Hide Beautiful,” climbs one notch to No. 4, trading spaces with Emerson Drive’s “Fall Into Me” which lands at No. 5. Moving upward one position each are Gary Allan’s “Man to Man” (to No. 6) and Brad Paisley’s “I Wish You’d Stay” (to No. 7). George Strait’s “She’ll Leave You With a Smile” falls to No. 8 from No. 6 and Joe Nichols’ “Brokenheartsville” moves to No. 9 from No. 11. The Chicks’ “Travelin’ Soldier” shows a sizable increase in radio airplay to move to No. 10 from No. 15.

Brett James, whose songwriting credits include Martina McBride’s “Blessed,” has the highest-debuting single of the week. James’ “After All” enters the chart at No. 54. Other debuts this week include Mark Chesnutt’s “I’m in Love With a Married Woman” (No. 55), Radney Foster’s “Scary Old World” (No. 58) and Steve Wariner’s “Snowfall on the Sand” (No. 60).

Nothing changes at the top of the country albums chart. In addition to the Dixie Chicks remaining at No. 1, other constants remain Shania Twain’s Up! (No. 2), Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors (No. 3), Elvis Presley’s ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits (No. 4) and Faith Hill’s Cry (No. 5). Toby Keith’s Unleashed climbs one position to No. 6, and Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems falls one slot to No. 7. Rascal Flatts’ Melt rises one notch to No. 8, and Clark’s Pain to Kill slips to No. 9 from No. 8. McBride’s Greatest Hits stays at No. 10.

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