Kellie Pickler plants her flag atop Billboard’s country albums chart this week with her second CD, a self-titled collection. On the songs side, Kenny Chesney rolls into No. 1 with “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven.”
There are five other new CDs to report: Faith Hill’s Joy to the World (bowing at No. 6), Craig Morgan’s Greatest Hits (No. 16), Wade Bowen’s If We Ever Make It Home (No. 29), Cherryholmes’ Cherryholmes III: Don’t Believe (No. 48) and Mary Chapin Carpenter’s Come Darkness, Come Light: Twelve Songs of Christmas (No. 62).
Continuing its rapid climb is Taylor Swift’s “Love Story.” It arrives at No. 9 at this, it’s fourth week out.
There are no re-entering albums or songs.
Trailing in order behind Pickler on the Top 5 albums list are Sugarland’s Love on the Inside, Darius Rucker’s Learn to Live, Swift’s self-titled debut and the various artists anthology, NOW That’s What I Call Country
Songs No. 2 through No. 5 are Rucker’s “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” Toby Keith’s “She Never Cried in Front of Me,” Carrie Underwood’s “Just a Dream” (making its Top 5 debut) and Kid Rock’s “All Summer Long.”
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