Hank Williams Jr. and Julie Roberts Shake Up the Top 10

New Albums From Ronnie Milsap and Sammy Kershaw Also Hit the Chart

Nothing changes this week at the top of the music charts, but new releases from Hank Williams Jr. and Julie Roberts shake up the Top 10 on Billboard’s list of country albums.

Williams’ That’s How They Do It in Dixie: The Essential Collection weighs in at No. 3 and Roberts’ Men & Mascara arrives at No. 4 — just behind the Dixie Chicks Taking the Long Way (at the top) and Rascal Flatts’ Me and My Gang (in second place).

The new additions push the next three titles down the chart two notches each. Landing in fifth through seventh place, respectively, are Carrie Underwood’s Some Hearts, Tim McGraw’s Greatest Hits Vol. 2 and Toby Keith’s White Trash With Money. The Wreckers slide one rung to settle at No. 8 with their debut project, Stand Still, Look Pretty. The Legend of Johnny Cash falls to No. 9 from No. 6, and Keith Urban’s Be Here ascends one space to round out the Top 10.

In addition to Williams, two other proven hitmakers charted new albums this week. Ronnie Milsap’s My Life debuts at No. 46, while Sammy Kershaw’s Honky Tonk Boots shows up at No. 56.

No drastic changes are noted on Billboard’s country singles chart, either, where Kenny Chesney’s “Summertime” and Brad Paisley’s “The World” spend another week in first and second place, respectively. Carrie Underwood rises to No. 3 with “Don’t Forget to Remember Me,” and Toby Keith climbs to No. 4 with “A Little Too Late.” Phil Vassar made it to No. 2 with “Last Day of My Life,” but the single travels to No. 5 during its second week of decline. Rodney Atkins moves up to No. 6 with “If You’re Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows),” Tim McGraw slips to No. 7 with “When the Stars Go Blue” and Keith Anderson remains at No. 8 with “Every Time I Hear Your Name.” Gary Allan’s “Life Ain’t Always Beautiful” climbs to No. 9, and Rascal Flatts’ “Me and My Gang” marks its arrival in the Top 10.

Lower on the chart, there’s plenty of action with the arrival of several new singles. Dierks Bentley logs the highest debut of the week — at No. 45 — with “Every Mile a Memory.” Other debuts include Jason Aldean’s “Amarillo Sky” (No. 52), Montgomery Gentry’s “Some People Change” (No. 55), Brian McComas’ “Good Good Lovin'” (No. 56) and the Randy Rogers Band’s “Kiss Me in the Dark” (No. 58).

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.