Alan Jackson Will Remember a Good Chart Week

Single Hits No. 1, Two Greatest Hits Packages Selling Briskly

After Kenny Chesney’s seven-week reign atop the country singles chart, Alan Jackson moves into the top position while simultaneously jumping past himself on the country albums chart.

With Jackson’s “Remember When” moving to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks, the single-disc Greatest Hits Volume II climbs four spaces to land in second place on the trade publication’s Top Country Albums chart. In doing so, Jackson manages to knock the two-CD version — Greatest Hits Volume II and Some Other Stuff — back a space to No. 3. Meanwhile, Toby Keith’s Shock’n Y’all remains at No. 1 for yet another week.

On the singles chart, Jackson’s “Remember When” and Chesney’s “There Goes My Life” are in the first and second slots, respectively. Toby Keith’s “American Soldier” climbs to No. 3, Brooks & Dunn’s “You Can’t Take the Honky-Tonk Out of the Girl” slips a space to No. 4, and Tim McGraw’s “Watch the Wind Blow By” rises to No. 5. Terri Clark’s “I Wanna Do It All” slides one position to No. 6, Brad Paisley’s “Little Moments” takes a one-slot rise to No. 7, and Tracy Byrd’s “Drinkin’ Bone” moves down a position to No. 8. Martina McBride jumps two spaces to land at No. 9 with “In My Daughter’s Eyes.” Shania Twain’s “She’s Not Just a Pretty Face” stays at No. 10.

Preparing for Tuesday’s (Feb. 3) release of his new album, When the Sun Goes Down, Kenny Chesney debuts at No. 40 with the title track. The single also features Uncle Kracker. The two shot the song’s video Monday (Jan. 26) in Florida.

SHeDAISY’s “Passenger Seat,” the first single from their upcoming album, debuts at No. 44. Billy Ray Cyrus opens the chart gate at No. 54 with “Face of God.” Chris LeDoux’s “Horsepower” arrives at No. 56.

With Keith and Jackson occupying the first three positions on the country albums chart,
Josh Turner’s Long Black Train holds steady at No. 4 while Shania Twain’s Up! slips two levels to No. 5. Keith’s previous album, Unleashed, moves down a slot to No. 6. Remaining in seventh and eighth place, respectively, are Dixie Chicks’ Top of the World Tour Live and McBride’s Martina. After almost two years on the chart, Chesney’s No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems enjoys another sales spike to move from No. 12 to No. 9. Trace Adkins’ Comin’ On Strong falls from No. 9 to round out the Top 10.

Lorrie Morgan’s new project, Show Me How, debuts at No. 49 as the only new title on the albums chart this week.

Calvin Gilbert has served as’s managing editor since 2002. His background includes stints at the Nashville Banner, Radio & Records and Westwood One.