Jackson, Buffett Still Beached at No. 1

Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett are still beached at No. 1 on Billboard’s country singles chart. Meanwhile, Brad Paisley isn’t complaining about being stuck at the top of the country albums chart for a second consecutive week with Mud on the Tires.

Jackson’s collaboration with Buffett on “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” is also spending its second straight week in the top singles spot. Paisley’s momentum continues after Mud on the Tires debuted at No. 1 on last week’s country albums listing.

On the singles chart, Kenny Chesney’s “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems” and Paisley’s “Celebrity” each climb one position to land at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. Brooks & Dunn’s “Red Dirt Road” slips two spaces to No. 4, Shania Twain’s “Forever and For Always” jumps two slots to No. 5 and Lonestar’s “My Front Porch Looking In” stays at No. 6. Toby Keith and Willie Nelson’s recent No. 1, “Beer for My Horses,” slides to No. 7. Newcomer Dierks Bentley’s “What Was I Thinkin’” climbs one notch to No. 8, Tim McGraw’s “Real Good Man” slips one position to No. 9 and Brian McComas “99.9% Sure (I’ve Never Been Here Before)” spends a third week at No. 10.

On the heels of his hit, “Almost Home,” Craig Morgan scores the highest-charting country single of the week by landing at No. 54 with “Every Friday Afternoon.” Arista Records newcomer Ryan Tyler debuts at No. 57 with “Run, Run, Run,” Sammy Kershaw enters at No. 58 with “I’ve Never Been Anywhere” and Lonestar arrive at No. 59 with their remake of Marc Cohn’s ‘80s pop hit, “Walking in Memphis.” Terri Clark debuts at No. 60 with “I Wanna Do It All.”

With Paisley topping the country albums chart, it’s gridlock all the way down to No. 8. Remaining in the second through eighth slots, respectively, are: Brooks & Dunn’s Red Dirt Road, Keith’s Unleashed, Lonestar’s From There to Here: Greatest Hits, Twain’s Up!, Chesney’s No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems, Pat Green’s Wave on Wave and Trace Adkins’ Greatest Hits Collection, Volume 1. After a week out of the Top 10, Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors bounces back to No. 9. Rascal Flatts’ Melt is at No. 10 for a second week.

The Russian-born group Bering Strait got a major sales boost when their feature segment aired again on CBS-TV’s 60 Minutes. The band’s self-titled debut album re-enters the albums chart at No. 25. Country Music Hall of Fame member Charley Pride also re-enters the chart at No. 68 with his 22 All-Time Greatest Hits. The only new title debuting this week is a compilation, Classic Country: The ’80s, landing at No. 45.

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.