Shelton’s “Some Beach” Reaches No. 1

Twain, Keith Continue Reign on Album Chart

All that road rage and dental work in Blake Shelton’s video has finally paid off as his offbeat “Some Beach” reaches No. 1 on the Billboard country singles chart. Written by Paul Overstreet and Rory Lee Feek, the song comes from Blake Shelton’s Barn & Grill.

“Some Beach” swaps spots with another lighthearted tune, Tim McGraw’s “Back When,” now at No. 2, just ahead of Kenny Chesney’s “The Woman With You” at No. 3. Darryl Worley continues to climb the chart as “Awful, Beautiful Life” reaches No. 4, just ahead of Gary Allan’s “Nothing On but the Radio” at No. 5.

Dierks Bentley’s “How Am I Doin’” holds steady at No. 6, with Shania Twain and Billy Currington’s “Party for Two” at No. 7, Lonestar’s “Mr. Mom” at No. 8, Brad Paisley’s “Mud on the Tires” at No. 9 and Alan Jackson’s “Monday Morning Church” at No. 10.

Though the new albums by Billy Dean and Lee Ann Womack still haven’t been released, both artists earn Billboard‘s Airpower notations for a significant increase in spins at country radio stations. Dean’s “Let Them Be Little” and Womack’s “I May Hate Myself in the Morning” climb to No. 19 and No. 20, respectively. New singles debuting this week include Keith Anderson’s “Pickin’ Wildflowers” at No. 47 and LeAnn Rimes’ “A Different Kind of Christmas” at No. 59.

It appears that country fans can expect several CDs under the tree this year, as 73 of 75 of the top country album titles experienced a spike in sales. Twain’s Greatest Hits remains at No. 1, with Toby Keith’s Greatest Hits 2 at No. 2. George Strait’s 50 Number Ones moves to No. 3 from No. 4 to trade places with McGraw’s Live Like You Were Dying. Gretchen Wilson’s Here For the Party and Rascal Flatts’ Feels Like Today remain at No. 5 and No. 6, respectively. Big & Rich’s Horse of a Different Color, Alison Krauss & Union Station’s Lonely Runs Both Ways, Chesney’s When the Sun Goes Down and Keith Urban’s Be Here round out the Top 10.

Following several media appearances, Clint Black’s Christmas With You jumps from No. 70 to No. 46, more than doubling last week’s sales. Landing on countless year-end Top 10 lists, Loretta Lynn’s Van Lear Rose also enjoys a growth, from No. 73 to No. 63. She Left Me For Randolph, from X-mas Balls, enters the chart at No. 71.

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