Worley Still Dominating Charts

Tensions may be easing in Iraq, but Darryl Worley ‘s patriotic song is still holding strong at country radio and retail. Worley is spending a second week at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart with Have You Forgotten? The album’s title track is enjoying its sixth consecutive week on the trade publication’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

More than half of this week’s Top 10 singles are showing upward movement, including a one-slot jump to No. 2 for Tim McGraw ‘s “She’s My Kind of Rain.” Kenny Chesney ‘s “Big Star” falls one notch to No. 3. Rising two positions each are Keith Urban ‘s “Raining on Sunday” (to No. 4) and Diamond Rio ‘s “I Believe” (to No. 5). Chris Cagle ‘s “What a Beautiful Day” climbs three spots to No. 6 and Randy Travis ‘ “Three Wooden Crosses” moves up one level to No. 7. Two recent hits appear to be on the verge of leaving the Top 10 after almost six months on the chart, with Martina McBride ‘s “Concrete Angel” slipping to No. 8 and Alan Jackson ‘s “That’d Be Alright” falling to No. 9. Rascal Flatts ‘ “Love You Out Loud” moves up one post to round out the Top 10.

Faith Hill scores the highest-debuting country single of the week. “You’re Still Here,” a track from her Cry album, enters the chart at No. 52. Wynonna debuts at No. 55 with “What the World Needs,” her first single on the Asylum-Curb label imprint. Rushlow, the new band fronted by former Little Texas vocalist Tim Rushlow, premieres at No. 56 with “I Can’t Be Your Friend.” Rhett Akins returns with “In Your Love” to debut at No. 57.

With Worley’s album at No. 1, the Dixie ChicksHome bounces back to second place from No. 3. Toby Keith ‘s Unleashed falls one notch to third place and Jessica AndrewsNow stays at No. 4 for the second week of its release. Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors moves up one spot to No. 5, Shania Twain ‘s Up! makes a three-space climb to No. 6 and Johnny Cash ‘s American IV: The Man Comes Around shoots to No. 7 from No. 11. Moving up one slot each are McBride’s Greatest Hits (to No. 8) and Chesney’s No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems (to No. 9). Cagle’s self-titled album remains at No. 10 for a second week.

The only album debuting this week is The Best of Billy Ray Cyrus: The 20th Century Masters at No. 63. The 10-song compilation of his Mercury hits includes “Achy Breaky Heart,” “Some Gave All” and “In the Heart of a Woman.”

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.