Garth Brooks Has Top Album for Second Week

Keith Urban’s “Somewhere in My Car” Rolls In as No. I Song

Make it two for the Man as Garth Brooks’ Man Against Machine spends its second week as Billboard’s No. 1 country album.

But that’s not the totality of joy in the Brooks household. Mrs. Brooks — aka Trisha Yearwood — has the highest debuting album. Her PrizeFighter: Hit After Hit skips into the ring at No. 7.

Keith Urban’s “Somewhere in My Car” is the week’s top song, arriving at the summit after a 24-week haul.

Man Against Machine sold 61,706 copies this week to keep its eminence, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Other albums making their first chart appearance are Cole Swindell’s EP, Down Home Sessions (bowing in at No. 8), and Sara EvansAt Christmas (No. 21).

Three albums have made a comeback: Jake Owen’s Days of Gold (No. 38), Big & Rich’s Gravity (No. 44) and Justin Moore’s Off the Beaten Path (No. 50).

We count two new songs: Brooks’ “Mom” (No. 50) and Rodney Atkins’ “Eat Sleep Love You Repeat” (No. 59).

Returning are Canaan Smith’s “Love You Like That” (No. 46), the Railers’ “Kinda Dig That Feeling” (No. 57) and Will Hoge’s “Middle of America” (No. 60).

Rounding out the Top 5 albums sheaf, in descending order, are Jason Aldean’s Old Boots, New Dirt, Florida Georgia Line’s Anything Goes, George Strait’s The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium and Darius Rucker’s Home for the Holidays.

The No. 2 through No. 5 songs are Little Big Town’s “Day Drinking,” Maddie & Tae’s “Girl in a Country Song,” Frankie Ballard’s “Sunshine & Whiskey” (last week’s No. 1) and Tim McGraw’s “Shotgun Rider.”

Dear Santa: Not to sound picky or anything, but there are only five Christmas albums in the Top 50. Who’s doing your publicity?

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