This one’s for all you girls who bought a copy of Martina: The little-but-loud singer debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard country chart and at No. 7 on the Billboard 200, which tracks sales of all genres.
In fact, the country chart gets its biggest shake-up in a while, as three new albums enter the Top 10. Gary Allan’s See If I Care arrives at No. 2 (and No. 17 on the Billboard 200), followed by the latest albums from Alan Jackson, Johnny Cash and Shania Twain. Totally Country Vol. 3, a collection of radio hits, falls from No. 2 to No. 6, one step ahead of Lyle Lovett’s new studio album My Baby Don’t Tolerate. Toby Keith’s Unleashed, Rascal Flatts’ Melt and Emmylou Harris’ Stumble Into Grace round out the Top 10.
Meanwhile, the compilation CMT Presents: Most Wanted, Volume 1 debuts at No. 11, Billy Currington (which features his first hit “Walk a Little Straighter”) arrives at No. 17 and Merle Haggard’s new Haggard Like I’ve Never Been Before bows at No. 40.
On the singles chart, Tim McGraw spends his second week at No. 1 with “Real Good Man.” Allan’s “Tough Little Boys” jumps three spots, to No. 2. After more than six months on the chart, Dierks Bentley’s “What Was I Thinkin'” dips to No. 3, while McBride inches from No. 6 to No. 4 with “This One’s for the Girls.” Keith Urban’s “Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me” moves up two slots, to No. 5.
Meanwhile, the familiar songs “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and “Help Pour Out the Rain (Lacey’s Song)” fall to Nos. 6 and 7. Keith’s “I Love This Bar,” at No. 8, trades places with Rascal Flatts’ “I Melt,” at No. 9. Finally, Texas sensation Pat Green breaks into the Top 10 for the first time with “Wave on Wave.”
Further down, Montgomery Gentry power their way to No. 17 with “Hell Yeah,” while Reba McEntire’s “I’m Gonna Take That Mountain” claws its way to No. 19. Her new studio album, Room to Breathe, will be released in November.
The week’s highest debuting single, at No. 51, is Blue County’s “Good Little Girls” — which is not a remix of “Real Good Man,” “Tough Little Boys” and “This One’s for the Girls.” Cledus T. Judd’s “Celebrity” parody, “Martie, Emily and Natalie (The Continuing Saga of …),” bows at No. 56 and Kenny Rogers’ “Handprints on the Wall” makes its mark at No. 59.