Keith Urban’s Golden Road has found its way to its second No. 1 hit, as “Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me” tops Billboard’s country singles chart. Last year at this time, “Somebody Like You” was in the midst of its six-week run at the top. (Something else he’s celebrating: Urban turned 36 years old on Oct. 26.)
It’s unlikely that the golden boy will stay at No. 1 for long. Toby Keith’s “I Love This Bar” jumps to No. 2, with a new studio album arriving next week. Below Gary Allan’s “Tough Little Boys” at No. 3, Rascal Flatts’ “I Melt” climbs to No. 4. Meanwhile, Martina McBride’s “This One’s for the Girls” drops from No. 3 to No. 5.
Pat Green’s “Wave on Wave” holds steady at No. 6, as George Strait’s “Cowboys Like Us” breaks into the Top 10 at No. 7. Billy Currington reaches No. 8 with “Walk a Little Straighter,” Dierks Bentley remains at No. 9 with “What Was I Thinkin'” and Chris Cagle’s “Chicks Dig It” rounds out the Top 10.
The lower rungs show a few new songs from three old favorites. Alan Jackson’s “Remember When” debuts at No. 45. Patty Loveless bows at No. 58 with “On Your Way Home.” (The Matraca Berg-penned cheating song serves as the title track to Loveless’ new studio album.) Rodney Crowell’s “Earthbound” arrives at No. 60.
Jackson tops the Billboard country albums chart with Greatest Hits Volume II and Some Other Stuff, followed by McBride’s Martina. Shania Twain moves Up! to No. 3, with Keith’s Unleashed at No. 4. Mark Wills’ And the Crowd Goes Wild debuts at No. 5. (The title track is already on its way down the chart; it peaked at No. 29.)
Rounding out the Top 10: Johnny Cash’s American IV: The Man Comes Around, Allan’s See If I Care, Rascal Flatts’ Melt, Totally Country Vol. 3 and Lonestar’s From There to Here: Greatest Hits.
Farther down the chart, Urban’s Golden Road remains at No. 13. Brooks & Dunn’s Red Dirt Road leaps from No. 24 to No. 18. Randy Travis’ Rise and Shine, which has been certified gold for shipments of a half-million copies, jumps to No. 41 after more than a year on the chart. Delbert McClinton Live debuts at No. 44.