Toby Keith is armed and victorious as his Bullets in the Gun blasts into No. 1 on Billboard‘s country album charts. It was propelled there, according to Nielsen SoundScan, by first-week sales of 70,830 copies.
Bullets sweeps aside last week’s primo CD, Kenny Chesney‘s Hemingway’s Whiskey, which slips back to No. 2.
The other big winner is Josh Turner, whose “All Over Me” now stands atop the songs chart after a dogged 27-week climb.
Katie Armiger‘s Confessions of a Nice Girl is the only other new album. It bows in at No. 58. Five titles return to the chart: Merle Haggard‘s I Am What I Am (No. 42), Randy Travis‘ I’ll Fly Away (No. 70), Ricky Skaggs‘ Mosaic (No. 73), Rosanne Cash‘s The List (No. 74) and The Band Perry‘s self-titled EP (No. 75).
Trailing directly behind “All Over Me” in the songs chart are Easton Corbin‘s “Roll With It,” Darius Rucker‘s “Come Back Song,” Chesney’s “The Boys of Fall” (last week’s No. 1) and Sugarland‘s “Stuck Like Glue.”