Brad Paisley’s “Celebrity” Rises

Brad Paisley’s “Celebrity” is rising in a week with relatively little change in the country Top 10.

On Billboard ’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks, Toby Keith and Willie Nelson’s “Beer for My Horses” and Lonestar’s “My Front Porch Looking In” respectively claim the top two slots for the fourth consecutive week. Newcomer Jimmy Wayne moves up one notch to No. 3 with his debut single, “Stay Gone,” while Brooks & Dunn climb two positions to No. 4 with “Red Dirt Road.” Montgomery Gentry’s “Speed” stays at No. 5, Craig Morgan’s “Almost Home” jumps to No. 6 and Paisley enters the Top 10 at No. 7. Also on the rise are Jeff Bates’ “The Love Song” (No. 8) and Shania Twain’s “Forever and For Always” (No. 9). After almost six months on the singles chart, Rascal Flatts’ “Love You Out Loud” takes a seven-position drop to round out the Top 10.

Two new singles made their chart debut this week: Phil Vassar’s “Ultimate Love” (No. 59) and Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Back to Memphis” (No. 60).

In its second week of release, George Strait’s Honkytonkville remains at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Nothing has changed in the top half of the chart, either, with Lonestar’s From There to Here: Greatest Hits staying at No. 2, followed by Keith’s Unleashed, Twain’s Up! and Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems. The Dixie Chicks’ Home moves up a slot to No. 6, Darryl Worley’s Have You Forgotten? slips one position to No. 7 and Jo Dee Messina’s Greatest Hits hangs in at No. 8. Moving up one notch each are Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors (No. 9) and Martina McBride’s Greatest Hits (No. 10).

Traditional acoustic music makes a strong showing with the Yonder Mountain String Band & Benny Galloway claiming the highest country album debut of the week with Old Hands. Others debuting are Charley Pride’s 22 All-Time Greatest Hits (No. 64) and Cyrus’ Time Flies (No. 67).

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.