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 Flatts’ Greatest 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 Williams’ The Unreleased Recordings bow at No. 42 and No. 49, respectively.
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).
Now back to election withdrawal.