Loveless Debuts in Top 10

Fifteen years into her career, Patty Loveless can still feel the love of country fans as On Your Way Home debuts at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart this week. The collection has earned rave reviews and features the hit single “Lovin’ All Night,” which remains at No. 18 for the second week on the country singles chart.

Otherwise, nothing much is new on the charts this week. Alan Jackson, Johnny Cash, Shania Twain, Toby Keith and Rascal Flatts have the Top 5 albums on the country charts, with Kenny Chesney right behind them at No. 6. The tribute album Remembering Patsy Cline holds steady at No. 8, with Lonestar and Tim McGraw rounding out the Top 10. Clay Walker’s A Few Questions and Dierks Bentley’s self-titled debut exit the Top 10 this week, at Nos. 11 and 12, respectively. Farther down, Wynonna’s What the World Needs Now jumps five spots, to No. 19.

In the wake of Johnny Cash’s death, the singer-songwriter still has five titles on the Top Country Albums chart. Re-entering the chart at No. 67 is the all-star Kindred Spirits: A Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash.

On Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, the Top 10 songs remain the same, although the order has been swapped. Jackson and Jimmy Buffett’s “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” returns to No. 1, as Bentley’s “What Was I Thinkin’” dips to No. 2. Buddy Jewell’s “Help Pour Out the Rain (Lacey’s Song)” climbs to No. 3, followed by McGraw’s “Real Good Man,” Gary Allan’s “Tough Little Boys” and Keith Urban’s “Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me.” Martina McBride represents the ladies with “This One’s for the Girls” at No. 7, followed by Chesney’s “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems,” Walker’s “A Few Questions” and Rascal Flatts’ “I Melt.”

Farther down, George Strait jumps five spots to No. 15 with “Cowboys Like Us.” Debuts include James Otto’s “Days of Our Lives” (at No. 56) and Brian McComas’ “You’re in My Head” (at No. 58).

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