McBride, Allan Enter Top 10

Trees aren’t the only thing that “Boys” and “Girls” are climbing this week. Martina McBride’s “This One’s for the Girls” and Gary Allan’s “Tough Little Boys” continue to ascend Billboard’s country singles chart, both cracking the Top 10.

Of course, Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett’s “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” is still No. 1, for the seventh consecutive week. At No. 2, Dierks Bentley’s “What Was I Thinkin’” swaps places with Kenny Chesney’s “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems.” Tim McGraw’s “Real Good Man” and Buddy Jewell’s “Help Pour Out the Rain” remain at Nos. 4 and 5.

McBride catapults from No. 11 to No. 6 with “This One’s for the Girls,” followed by Shania Twain’s “Forever and For Always.” Allan leaps from No. 12 to No. 8 with “Tough Little Boys.” Just like last week, Clay Walker’s “A Few Questions” and Keith Urban’s “Who Wouldn’t Wanna Me” round out the Top 10. (Walker’s new album will debut on next week’s chart.)

In their fourth week on the singles chart, Toby Keith’s “I Love This Bar” reaches No. 14, and Reba McEntire’s “I’m Gonna Take That Mountain” takes the No. 25 slot. New singles making their chart debut this week include Sara Evans’ “Perfect” at No. 55, Susan Ashton’s “She Is” at No. 57 and Brooks & Dunn’s “You Can’t Take the Honkytonk Out of the Girl” at No. 60.

The Best of Jeff Foxworthy: Double Wide, Single Minded enters Billboard’s country albums chart at No. 10. Otherwise, everything’s pretty much the same on the albums chart, with Jackson, Twain, Keith, Chesney and Brooks & Dunn making up the Top 5. Rascal Flatts’s Melt moves up to No. 6, followed by albums from Lonestar, Bentley, McGraw and Foxworthy.

In their second week on the album charts, The Very Best of John Michael Montgomery falls from No. 11 to No. 20, and Rodney Crowell’s Fate’s Right Hand tumbles from No. 29 to No. 39.

Craig Shelburne has been writing for since 2002. He is also a producer for CMT Edge, Concrete Country and Live @ CMT.