Pour him a hurricane because Alan Jackson is No. 1 somewhere — or you might say, everywhere. His Greatest Hits, Volume II and Some Other Stuff sold 328,183 copies during the week of Aug. 12 to top both the Billboard 200 and the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Meanwhile, his duet with Jimmy Buffett, “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” remains at No. 1 on the country singles chart for the third week.
Kenny Chesney’s “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems” and Brad Paisley’s “Celebrity” also hold steady for the third straight week at 2 and 3, respectively. Dierks Bentley jumps to No. 4 with “What Was I Thinkin’,” while Shania Twain’s “Forever and For Always” lodges at No. 5 for the third week in a row.
Brooks & Dunn’s former No. 1, “Red Dirt Road,” winds down to No. 6, followed by Tim McGraw’s “Real Good Man” at No. 7. Buddy Jewell finally cracks the Top 10 with “Help Pour Out the Rain (Lacey’s Song).” Trace Adkins’ “Then They Do” and Lonestar’s “My Front Porch Looking In” round out the Top 10.
Although “Beer for My Horses” is now out of the Top 10, Toby Keith’s newest single “I Love This Bar” debuts at No. 30. Keith’s new album, Shock’N Y’all, arrives Nov. 4. Reba McEntire’s “I’m Gonna Take That Mountain” debuts at No. 55. It’s the first single from her upcoming album, due Nov. 18.
Just like last week, the latest albums from Keith, Brooks & Dunn and Chesney land at Nos. 2, 3 and 4. Shania Twain’s Up! goes up to No. 5, while Wynonna’s What the World Needs Now Is Love tumbles from No. 1 to No. 6. Lonestar’s From There to Here: Greatest Hits remains at No. 7, followed by the latest albums from Paisley, McGraw and Adkins.
Sherrié Austin’s Streets of Heaven bows at No. 22, and Deryl Dodd’s Live at Billy Bob’s Texas rides in at No. 61. Two bluegrass albums also make an appearance: The Del McCoury Band’s It’s Just the Night at No. 47 and Tim O’Brien’s Traveler at No. 74. Meanwhile, on the Top Bluegrass Albums chart, McCoury debuts at No. 4, with O’Brien arriving at No. 8.