It’s deja vu at the top of the country music charts this week as Tim McGraw’s Let It Go spends another week at No. 1 on Billboard’s country albums chart and Carrie Underwood’s “Wasted” does the same on the trade publication’s list of country singles.
McGraw’s three-week grip is keeping two other new releases at bay. Martina McBride’s Waking Up Laughing and Alison Krauss’ A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection are in second and third place, respectively, in their second week of release. Underwood’s Some Hearts bounds upward two levels to No. 4 while Larry the Cable Guy’s Morning Constitutions remains at No. 5 after debuting last week. Live at Texas Stadium, the concert CD featuring Alan Jackson, George Strait and Jimmy Buffett, slips two notches to No. 6.
The chart positions of the remaining Top 10 albums are also unchanged this week. Taylor Swift’s self-titled debut is at No. 7 and is followed by Rascal Flatts’ Me and My Gang, Gary Allan’s Greatest Hits and the Dixie Chicks’ Taking the Long Way.
No new albums premiered on the country chart this week. However, greatest hits compilations by Tracy Lawrence, John Denver and Alabama re-entered in the lowest reaches.
With Underwood’s “Wasted” at No. 1 on the singles chart, Rascal Flatts’ “Stand” and Sugarland’s “Settlin'” each rise two rungs to land in second and third place, respectively. McGraw’s recent No. 1, “Last Dollar (Fly Away),” is gliding downward two spaces to No. 4. Likewise, Kenny Chesney’s “Beer in Mexico,” another in his string of chart-topping hits, also slips two notches and lands at No. 5.
On the rise, Billy Currington’s “Good Directions” jumps to No. 6 and Toby Keith’s “High Maintenance Woman” to No. 7. McBride’s “Anyway” falls to No. 8, Jackson’s “A Woman’s Love” climbs to No. 9, and Joe Nichols’ “I’ll Wait for You” finally loses its patience and drops to No. 10.
Keith Urban and Darryl Worley charted new singles this week. Urban’s “I Told You So” arrives at No. 53 and Worley’s “Livin’ in the Here and Now” makes its appearance at No. 59.