Kenny Chesney Has Top Song, Hannah Montana Album Still Reigns

Tracy Lawrence, Darryl Worley, John Anderson, Justin Moore Chart New CDs

Tracy Lawrence, Darryl Worley, John Anderson and Justin Moore bring new albums to this week’s Billboard chart, but the soundtrack to Hannah Montana: The Movie continues to hold the No. 1 niche, as it has for most of its eight-week run.

Meanwhile, Kenny Chesney’s “Out Last Night” topples Brad Paisley’s “Then” from its two-week tenure at the top of the songs chart.

Specifically, Lawrence’s The Rock debuts at No. 20, Worley’s Sounds Like Life at No. 26, Anderson’s Bigger Hands at No. 53 and Moore’s You Asked for It EP at No. 54.

Returning albums include Wynonna’s Sing: Chapter 1 (No. 58), Hank WilliamsThe Unreleased Recordings (No. 62), the multi-artist package Best of Country Gospel (No. 69) and Johnny Cash’s The Gospel Music of Johnny Cash (No. 73).

Only two new songs bow in — Montgomery Gentry’s “Long Line of Losers” (No. 48) and Krista Marie’s “Jeep Jeep” (No. 59). The re-entries are Lady Antebellum’s “I Was Here” (No. 54) and Heidi Newfield’s “What Am I Waiting For” (No. 60).

Following Hannah Montana within the Top 5 albums are Taylor Swift’s Fearless, Chesney’s Greatest Hits II, Rascal FlattsUnstoppable and the Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation, in that order.

Songs No. 2 through No. 5 are Paisley’s “Then,” Dierks Bentley’s “Sideways,” Keith Urban’s “Kiss a Girl” and the Zac Brown Band’s “Whatever It Is.”

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