Lonestar’s “Mr. Mom” Hits No. 1

Strait Holds Steady at No. 1 on Albums Chart

Being unemployed is hardly a laughing matter, but Lonestar have nonetheless scored a No. 1 hit on Billboard‘s country singles chart with “Mr. Mom.” In the song, a pink-slipped father stays home to wash diapers and rewind Barney tapes as his wife gladly goes to work. However, unlike an earlier Lonestar single, there is no mention of sippy-cups this time.

Brooks & Dunn are one step closer to the top spot, as “That’s What It’s All About” climbs to No. 2. Toby Keith’s “Stays in Mexico” ascends to No. 3, followed by Gary Allan’s “Nothing On but the Radio” at No. 4. Phil Vassar’s “In a Real Love” tumbles from the top spot to No. 5.

Kenny Chesney’s “The Woman in You” holds steady at No. 6 with Tim McGraw’s “Back When,” Blake Shelton’s “Some Beach,” Dierks Bentley’s “How Am I Doin’” and Sara Evans’ “Suds in the Bucket” rounding out the Top 10.

Terri Clark can propose a toast to having the week’s highest-debuting single, “The World Needs a Drink,” which enters at No. 44. Randy Travis’ “Four Walls” secures a No. 53 entry, followed by Chely Wright’s “Bumper of My SUV” at No. 54, Joe Nichols’ “What’s a Guy Gotta Do” at No. 55 and Alison Krauss & Union Station’s “Restless” at No. 59.

On the country albums chart, George Strait’s 50 Number Ones keeps its No. 1 position for the fifth week. The latest albums from McGraw, Wilson, Big & Rich, Rascal Flatts, Brooks & Dunn, Chesney, Shelton, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban complete the Top 10.

Have you forgotten Darryl Worley? Perhaps, considering that his latest album enters at No. 12. (His previous two albums debuted at No. 1.) Worley’s latest single, “Awful Beautiful Life,” is at No. 13 on the singles chart.

Have a Fun Christmas makes some noise at No. 71. Meanwhile, the compilation Ultimate Waylon Jennings returns to the chart at No. 64, and Loretta Lynn’s Van Lear Rose resurfaces at No. 68.

Expect a major shake-up on the albums chart next week with Greatest Hits debuts from Toby Keith and Shania Twain, as well as a post-CMA sales surge.

Craig Shelburne has been writing for CMT.com since 2002. He is also a producer for CMT Edge, Concrete Country and Live @ CMT.