Toby Keith Tops Album Charts, But That Don’t Make Him a Bad Guy

Carrie Underwood Stays at No. 1 for Week Two With "Just a Dream"

Toby Keith boots out the competition this week to plop his new collection — That Don’t Make Me a Bad Guy — atop Billboard’s country albums chart. His fellow Oklahoman, the most unfellow-like Carrie Underwood, remains at No. 1 on the songs chart for a second turn with “Just a Dream.”

This week’s listings are fairly bursting with new arrivals. Right behind Keith’s album at No. 2 comes Rascal FlattsGreatest Hits, Volume 1. Joey & Rory’s The Life of a Song sweeps in at No. 10. Time Life’s full and abridged versions of Hank WilliamsThe Unreleased Recordings bow at No. 42 and No. 49, respectively.

Then there’s Johnny Cash’s America soundtrack CD at No. 50 and Reba McEntire’s 50 Greatest Hits ringing the bell at No. 67. Dan Evans’ Goin’ All Out checks back in at No. 39.

Faith Hill’s Joy to the World is the highest-charting Christmas album of the week. It jumps from No. 10 to No. 6.

Four songs are charting for the first time: Martina McBride’s “Ride” (No. 43), Jeremy McComb’s “Cold” (No. 58), Jamie O’Neal’s “Like a Woman” (No. 59) and Keith’s “That Don’t Make Me a Bad Guy” (No. 60).

Songs staging comebacks are Kenny Chesney’s “Down the Road” (No. 38) and Whiskey Falls’ “Load Up the Bases (The Baseball Song)” (No. 55).

The No. 3 through No. 5 albums, in that order, are Chesney’s Lucky Old Sun, Sugarland’s Love on the Inside and Taylor Swift’s self-titled debut.

Trailing directly behind Underwood on the songs chart are Taylor Swift’s “Love Story,” the Zac Brown Band’s “Chicken Fried,” Tim McGraw’s “Let It Go” and Keith’s “She Never Cried in Front of Me.”

Now back to election withdrawal.

Edward Morris is a veteran of country music journalism. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and is a frequent contributor to