When it comes to topping the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, Lonestar is already there. In its first week, the four-man band’s From There to Here: Greatest Hits also landed at No. 7 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200. The 17-song collection was also the top-seller at Tower Records during Fan Fair 2003.
Meanwhile, Toby Keith’s Unleashed falls to No. 2, and Shania Twain’s Up! holds steady at No. 3. Jo Dee Messina’s Greatest Hits dips to No. 4, and Darryl Worley’s Have You Forgotten? slips to No. 5. The latest albums from Kenny Chesney, the Dixie Chicks, Tim McGraw, Martina McBride and Rascal Flatts round out the Top 10.
Collecting 15 hits, Ultimate Dolly Parton bows at No. 20. Featuring the single “One Last Time,” Dusty Drake debuts at No. 30. Larry the Cable Guy, star of the Blue Collar Comedy tour, arrives at No. 67, with Lord, I Apologize.
On the country singles chart, the top four songs remain unchanged: Keith and Willie Nelson’s “Beer for My Horses” at No. 1, Lonestar’s “Front Porch Looking In” at No. 2, Rascal Flatts’ “Love You Out Loud” at No. 3 and Diamond Rio’s “I Believe” at No. 4. Jimmy Wayne climbs to No. 5 with “Stay Gone.”
Randy Travis slides to No. 6 with “Three Wooden Crosses,” and Montgomery Gentry revs up to No. 7 with “Speed.” At 33 weeks on the chart, Craig Morgan continues to ascend with “Almost Home.” Entering the Top 10 are Brooks & Dunn’s “Red Dirt Road,” at No. 9 and Jeff Bates’ “The Love Song.”
Wynonna returns to the Top 20 with “What the World Needs,” her first chart appearance in five years. (“Come Some Rainy Day” peaked at No. 14 in 1998.) Meanwhile, Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett’s fun summertime duet “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” debuts at No. 31.
Further down the charts, McBride debuts “This One’s for the Girls” at No. 49, and Dwight Yoakam’s “The Back of Your Hand” arrives at No. 52. Ashley Gearing, a big-voiced 12-year-old girl, lands at No. 57 with “Can You Hear Me When I Talk to You,” Rick Trevino returns with “In My Dreams” at No. 58 and Rodney Atkins hits No. 60 with “Honesty (Write Me a List).”