Jimmy Buffett and Tim McGraw have a license to live at the top of the country albums and singles charts for another week.
Buffett’s License to Chill is spending a fourth straight week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart while McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying” tops the trade publication’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks list for a second consecutive week.
Just below Buffett on the country albums chart, Gretchen Wilson remains at No. 2 with Here for the Party and Big & Rich’s Horse of a Different Color is lassoed at No. 3 for another week. Brad Paisley’s Mud on the Tires spins upward two notches to No. 4, Kenny Chesney’s When the Sun Goes Down stays at No. 5, and Terri Clark’s Greatest Hits 1994-2004 falls two positions to No. 6. Retaining No. 7 and No. 8, respectively, are Toby Keith’s Shock’n Y’all and Keith Urban’s Golden Road. Julie Roberts returns to the Top 10 by moving her self-titled album up three spaces to No. 9. A new package, The Very Best of Randy Travis, debuts at No. 10.
With McGraw still holding the top spot on the singles chart, Chesney’s “I Go Back” is in second place, followed by Paisley’s duet with Alison Krauss, “Whiskey Lullaby,” in the third slot. Josh Gracin’s “I Want to Live” and Urban’s “Days Go By” climb to fourth and fifth, respectively, with Billy Currington’s “I Got a Feelin'” falling slightly to sixth place. Clark’s “Girls Lie Too” remains at No. 7 as Reba McEntire’s recent No. 1, “Somebody,” slides to No. 8. Rounding out the Top 10 are Andy Griggs’ “She Thinks She Needs Me” and Alan Jackson’s “Too Much of a Good Thing.”
The only single debuting this week is Joe Diffie’s “If I Could Only Bring You Back,” which arrives at No. 59.
In addition to the Travis collection, two other albums debut this week. Texas favorite Kevin Fowler makes an impressive entry at No. 31 with Loose, Loud & Crazy. A multi-artist compilation, This Is Americana: NARM Americana CD Sampler, debuts at No. 46. With a retail price of just $1.98, the project features tracks from Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Lucinda Williams, the Jayhawks, Ralph Stanley, Shelby Lynne and others.