Rascal Flatts can celebrate twice as much this week as the trio’s Feels Like Today returns to the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s country albums chart. Released in September 2004, the album has sold 1.4 million copies. Meanwhile, the band’s “Bless the Broken Road” spends its fifth week at No. 1 on the country airplay chart. Rascal Flatts earned three ACM nominations this week and will perform Thursday (March 10) at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Rascal Flatts’ labelmate at Lyric Street Records, Josh Gracin, climbs to No. 2 with “Nothin’ to Lose,” just ahead of Keith Urban’s “You’re My Better Half” at No. 3. Craig Morgan’s “That’s What I Love About Sunday” (No. 4) and Sugarland’s “Baby Girl” (No. 5) continue to ascend the chart. Brad Paisley’s “Mud on the Tires” slips to No. 6. Three new songs enter the Top 10 this week: Kenny Chesney’s “Anything But Mine” (No. 7), Brooks & Dunn’s “It Gets Better All the Time” (No. 8) and Montgomery Gentry’s “Gone” (No. 9). Billy Dean’s “Let Them Be Little” rounds out the Top 10.
Quite a few songs are speeding toward the Top 10. After five weeks, Toby Keith’s “Honkytonk U” enrolls at No. 15, Tim McGraw’s “Drugs or Jesus” rises to No. 18 in its seventh week and Gretchen Wilson’s “Homewrecker” jumps eight spots to No. 23 in its sixth week. Further down the chart, Hanna-McEuen’s “Something Like a Broken Heart” debuts at No. 55. Jaime Hanna and Jonathan McEuen are the sons of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Jeff Hanna and John McEuen. Diamond Rio arrives at No. 58 with “One Believer.”
The same albums remain in the Top 10 this week. Behind Rascal Flatts, the all-star compilation Totally Country Vol. 4 hits at No. 2. Shania Twain’s Greatest Hits lands at No. 3, ahead of Chesney’s Be As You Are: Songs From an Old Blue Chair at No. 4 and Wilson’s Here For the Party at No. 5. Lee Ann Womack’s There’s More Where That Came From (No. 6) trades places with McGraw’s Live Like You Were Dying (No. 7). Keith’s Greatest Hits 2, George Strait’s 50 Number Ones and Big & Rich’s Horse of a Different Color round out the Top 10.
Chely Wright’s The Metropolitan Hotel checks in at No. 18 in its first week.