Another Week at No. 1 for Hannah Montana CD and Sugarland’s “It Happens”

Steve Earle's Townes and Jason Aldean's "Big Green Tractor" Are Top Debuts

It’s another week at the top of Billboard’s country charts for the soundtrack album to Hannah Montana: The Movie and Sugarland’s song “It Happens.” Indeed, Hannah has held at No. 1 since its debut four weeks ago.

Only one new album breaks into the Top 75 this time around. It’s Steve Earle’s Townes, the singer’s long-anticipated tribute to his songwriting mentor, the late Townes Van Zandt. The CD roars in at No. 6.

Coming back to the chart are Bad Majick: The Best of Shooter Jennings and the 357s (No. 72), the Flatlanders’ Hills and Valleys (No. 73) and Dailey & Vincent’s Brothers From Different Mothers (No. 74).

There’s a chorus of five new songs, led by Jason Aldean’s “Big Green Tractor” (No. 48) and trailed by Jimmy Wayne’s “I’ll Be That” (No. 56), Rodney Atkins’ “15 Minutes” (No. 57), Megan Mullins’ “Long Past Gone” (No. 59) and Trailer Choir’s “Rockin’ the Beer Gut” (No. 60).

Making a return at No. 54 is Kate & Kacey’s “Dreaming Love.”

The remaining four of the Top 5 albums are, in descending order, Rascal FlattsUnstoppable, Taylor Swift’s Fearless, the Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation and Aldean’s Wide Open.

Songs No. 2 through No. 5 are Brad Paisley’s “Then,” Keith Urban’s “Kiss a Girl,” Kenny Chesney’s “Out Last Night” and Montgomery Gentry’s “One in Every Crowd.”

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