Stop me if you’ve heard this one: After nearly 20 years of telling jokes to bars to blue-collar strangers, Larry the Cable Guy enters the country albums chart at No. 1 with The Right to Bare Arms. As Larry would say, “Git-R-Done!”
Meanwhile, Rascal Flatts’ Feels Like Today lands at No. 2, just ahead of Gretchen Wilson’s Here for the Party. Last week’s No. 1, Trace Adkins’ Songs About Me, drops to No. 4. Kenny Chesney’s Be As You Are: Songs From an Old Blue Chair dips to No. 5, followed by Shania Twain’s Greatest Hits at No. 6 and Totally Country Vol. 4 at No. 7.
Following his rise into the Top 10 of the single chart, Billy Dean enjoys a No. 8 album debut with Let Them Be Little. It’s his first album of new material in seven years. (If you’re nostalgic for the ’90s, The Very Best of Billy Dean was issued last week, too, collecting 17 songs from his tenure at Capitol Nashville.) Chesney’s When the Sun Goes Down and Tim McGraw’s Live Like You Were Dying round out the Top 10.
For the fourth consecutive week, Craig Morgan’s “That’s What I Love About Sunday” holds on to the No. 1 spot. Chesney comes close to unseating him with “Anything but Mine” at No. 2. Brooks & Dunn climb to No. 3 with “It’s Getting Better All the Time,” ahead of Montgomery Gentry’s “Gone” at No. 4. After 39 weeks on the chart, Sugarland’s “Baby Girl” drops from No. 2 to No. 5.
Jo Dee Messina’s “My Give a Damn’s Busted” moves up to No. 6, with Andy Griggs’ “If Heaven” at No. 7. Josh Gracin’s “Nothin’ to Lose,” at No. 8, falls two spots. Wilson’s “Homewrecker” breaks into the Top 10, arriving at No. 9. Lee Ann Womack’s “I May Hate Myself in the Morning” holds the No. 10 spot.
Five new songs enter the chart this week, led by Sugarland’s “Something More” at No. 49. South Carolina native Lauren Lucas lands at No. 52 with “What You Ain’t Gonna Get.” Another new act, Ryan Shupe & the Rubber Band, debuts at No. 57 with “Dream Big.” Miranda Lambert’s “Bring Me Down” arrives at No. 58, and Neal McCoy’s “Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On” lands at No. 60.