Tim McGraw’s new single, “Live Like You Were Dying,” is taking on a life of its own, racing into the Top 10 after just three weeks of release. While it’s currently at No. 10, don’t expect a quick path to No. 1 because almost every other song now in the Top 10 is still thriving.
Keeping the same positions from last week, Gretchen Wilson’s “Redneck Woman” continues to raise hell at No. 1, followed by John Michael Montgomery’s “Letters From Home” at No. 2. Montgomery Gentry’s “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” Toby Keith’s “Whiskey Girl,” Lonestar’s “Let’s Be Us Again” and Brooks & Dunn’s “That’s What She Gets for Loving Me” remain in third through sixth place. David Lee Murphy’s “Loco” rises to No. 7, followed by Kenny Chesney’s “I Go Back,” Clay Walker’s “I Can’t Sleep” and McGraw. Montgomery’s hit is the only song in the Top 10 to lose radio spins this week.
New singles include Shannon Lawson’s “Just Like a Redneck,” Ryan Tyler’s “The Last Thing She Said,” Wilson’s “Here for the Party” and Kid Rock’s “Single Father” at No. 56 to 59, respectively.
Wilson, Chesney and Keith comprise the three top-selling country albums. Meanwhile, Big & Rich defy expectations as Horse of a Different Color gallops to No. 4. Lonestar’s Let’s Be Us Again dips to No. 5 in its second week, after a No. 2 debut last week.
A must-have compilation for any collector, Kenny Rogers’ 42 Ultimate Hits bows at No. 6. The two-disc set compiles every major hit of his career — the first Rogers collection to do so. Montgomery Gentry’s You Do Your Thing, Alan Jackson’s Greatest Hits Volume II and Brad Paisley’s Mud on the Tires complete the Top 10. Joe Diffie’s new album, Tougher Than Nails, arrives at No. 42.