Hill, Urban and Turner Revisit the Top 10

Underwood Holds Both Charts Captive, But Adkins' Single Moves Higher

Faith Hill, Keith Urban and Josh Turner breathe some new life into the Top 10 this week while Trace Adkins moves a little closer to ending Carrie Underwood’s three-week reign at No. 1 on Billboard’s country singles chart.

New to the country Top 10 are Hill’s “Like We Never Loved at All” (at No. 7), Urban’s “Tonight I Wanna Cry” (at No. 9) and Turner’s “Your Man” (at No. 10). With Underwood showing no immediate signs of relinquishing the No. 1 spot with “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” Adkins continues his steady climb by edging to second place with “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk.”

Coming in at No. 3 is George Strait recent chart-topper, “She Let Herself Go,” followed by Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton’s “When I Get Where I’m Going” at No. 4 and Billy Currington’s “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right” at No. 5. Tim McGraw’s “My Old Friend” holds firm at No. 6 with his wife, Hill, at No. 7. Sugarland’s “Just Might (Make Me Believe)” moves up one notch to No. 8 while Urban and Turner close out the Top 10.

“Love Will Always Win,” a duet by Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, shows up at No. 36 as the week’s highest-debuting country single. Five other singles debuted: Big & Rich’s “Never Mind Me” (No. 53), Phil Vassar’s “Last Day of My Life” (No. 56), Hal Ketchum’s “Just This Side of Heaven (Hal-Lelujah)” (No. 58), Trent Willmon’s “On Again Tonight” (No. 59) and Reba McEntire’s “Love Needs a Holiday” (No. 60).

Very little has changed on Billboard’s country albums chart. In first through sixth place, in descending order, are Underwood’s Some Hearts, The Legend of Johnny Cash, Adkins’ Songs About Me, Kenny Chesney’s The Road and the Radio, Rascal Flatts’ Feels Like Today and Urban’s Be Here. And proving that lots of people prefer hearing Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon sing the songs made famous by Johnny and June Carter Cash, the Walk the Line soundtrack album has now sold almost 400,000 copies and climbs from No. 9 to No. 7. Slipping one notch each are Sugarland’s Twice the Speed of Life (No. 8) and Hill’s Fireflies (No. 9). Currington’s Doin’ Somethin’ Right bounces back to complete the Top 10.

No new titles made their way to the country albums list this week.

Calvin Gilbert has served as CMT.com’s managing editor since 2002. His background includes stints at the Nashville Banner, Radio & Records and Westwood One.