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Martina McBride Hits No. 1 on the Albums Chart
Cyndi Thomson Rules Singles; Aaron Tippin's "Eagle" Debuts
Martina McBride's Greatest Hits becomes her career highest-charting album, as it debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and lands at No. 5 on the overall Billboard 200 chart.

The O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack drops to No. 2, followed by Toby Keith's Pull My Chain, Tim McGraw's Set This Circus Down and the Coyote Ugly soundtrack.

Albums debuting this week are Buddy & Julie Miller at No. 45 and The Best of Don Williams: 20th Century Masters at No. 74.

Cyndi Thomson holds on to the top spot on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for a third straight week with "What I Really Meant to Say." Alan Jackson's "Where I Come From" remains at No. 2, followed by Brooks & Dunn's "Only in America," Trisha Yearwood's "I Would've Loved You Anyway" and McGraw's "Angry All the Time."

Aaron Tippin's patriotic "Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly" -- recorded and rush-released just over a week ago -- debuts at No. 34. Other patriotic songs which debuted last week in the wake of the tragic events in New York and Washington drop slightly this week. Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the U.S.A." goes from No. 16 to No. 25, Faith Hill's version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" drops from No. 35 to No. 41 and "America the Beautiful" by various artists stays at No. 59.

Also debuting on the singles chart is Steve Azar's "I Don't Have to be Me ('Til Monday)" at No. 57.
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