Dixie Chicks Return Home to No. 1

Bumped last week from their familiar perch at the top of Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, the Dixie Chicks return to No. 1 with their third major-label album, Home. Meanwhile, Darryl Worley continues to wave the flag atop the country singles chart with “Have You Forgotten?”

For the fourth consecutive week, Worley retains the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks. The next two tracks swap positions, with Kenny Chesney ’s “Big Star” landing at No. 2 and Alan Jackson ’s “That’d Be Alright” at No. 3. Moving up one post each are Tim McGraw ’s “She’s My Kind of Rain” (to No. 4) and Martina McBride ’s “Concrete Angel” (No. 5). After topping the chart a few weeks ago, Joe Nichols ’ “Brokenheartsville” moves from No. 4 to No. 6. The remainder of the Top 10 is unchanged this week with Keith Urban ’s “Raining on Sunday,” Diamond Rio ’s “I Believe” and Chris Cagle “What a Beautiful Day” just above Randy Travis , who spends his second week at No. 10 with “Three Crosses.”

Only two new titles enter the country singles chart this week: Blake Shelton ’s “Heavy Liftin'” (at No. 52) and Clay Walker ’s “A Few Questions” (at No. 58).

Chris Cagle’s self-titled album debuted at No. 1 on last week’s country albums chart to push the Chicks’ Home to second place. This week, Cagle’s momentum slowed enough to move the Chicks and three others up one notch. Toby Keith’s Unleashed lands at No. 2, Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors at No. 3 and Shania Twain ’s Up! at No. 4. Cagle slips to No. 5, followed by Johnny Cash ’s American IV: The Man Comes Around which dips from No. 6 to No. 5. Holding steady are McBride’s Greatest Hits (at No. 7), Chesney’s No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems (No. 8) and George Strait ’s For the Last Time: Live From the Astrodome (No. 9). Urban jumps four positions to round out the Top 10 with Golden Road.

No new albums made it to the country albums chart this week, but George Jones enjoyed brisk second-week sales for a project that’s dear to his heart. The Gospel Collection: George Jones Sings the Greatest Stories Ever Told climbs from No. 25 to No. 19.

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.