Worley, Chicks Stay at No. 1

The Dixie Chicks and Darryl Worley remain at the top of the country charts this week. Worley’s “Have You Forgotten?” spends a second week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks while the Dixie Chicks’ Home holds the top spot on the trade publication’s Top Country Albums chart for an 18th straight week.

The uppermost rungs of the singles chart remain unchanged this week. Remaining at slots 1-6, respectively, are Worley, Joe Nichols’ “Brokenheartsville,” Kenny Chesney ’s “Big Star,” Alan Jackson ’s “That’d Be Alright,” Tim McGraw ’s “She’s My Kind of Rain” and Martina McBride ’s “Concrete Angel.” Climbing two notches each are Keith Urban ’s “Raining on Sunday” (to No. 7) and Diamond Rio ’s “I Believe” (to No. 8). Mark Wills ’ “19 Somethin’” falls one slot to No. 9, and Gary Allan ’s “Man to Man” slips three spaces to No. 10. Both singles hit No. 1 and have remained on the chart for more than six months.

George Strait has the highest-debuting country single of the week. Strait arrives at No. 48 with “Tell Me Something Bad About Tulsa.” Other debuts this week include newcomer Dierks Bentley’s “What Was I Thinkin’” (No. 57) and Shania Twain’s “Forever and For Always” (No. 60).

With the Dixie Chicks at No. 1 on the albums chart, Toby Keith saw a sales spike for his double-platinum Unleashed. Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors moves from No. 5 to No. 3. Shania Twain ’s Up! slips two positions to No. 4 and Johnny Cash ’s American IV: The Man Comes Around slides one slot to No. 5. Strait’s For the Last Time: Live From the Astrodome climbs one position to No. 6, and McBride’s Greatest Hits rises two spots to No. 7. Chesney’s No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems stays at No. 8, and Nichols’ Man With a Memory climbs one slot to No. 9. Deana Carter ’s I’m Just a Girl, which debuted last week at No. 6, moves to No. 10.

Rosanne Cash , a major country hitmaker of the ‘80s, returns with the highest album debut of the week. Her Rules of Travel enters the chart at No. 18. Several other albums debuted this week, including two soundtracks — Nashville Star: The Finalists (No. 25) and Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie (No. 29). Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder enter the chart at No. 32 with Live at the Charleston Music Hall. Sammy Kershaw ’s I Want My Money Back debuts at No. 39, and the Derailers’ Genuine hits the chart at No. 44.

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.