Strong debuts by Lee Ann Womack and Diamond Rio still couldn't knock Toby Keith from the top of Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. Womack's Something Worth Leaving Behind enters the chart at No. 2, and Diamond Rio's Completely follows closely at No. 3.
Keith is spending a fifth week at No. 1 with his new album, Unleashed, but that run at the
top is almost certain to end next week -- the first time sales numbers are tallied for the Dixie
Chicks' just-released Home. Meanwhile, Kenny Chesney hasn't left the
top slot on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, with "The Good Stuff" remaining at No. 1 for the seventh
Something Worth Leaving Behind follows up Womack's triple-platinum I Hope You Dance
and Completely is the follow-up to Diamond Rio's One More Day. The title tracks from One More Day and I Hope
You Dance widened both acts' audiences after becoming hits at Adult Contemporary radio. Womack's new album debuts at No.
16 on the Billboard 200 chart that includes all styles of music. Completely debuts at No. 23 on the Billboard
The arrival of Womack and Diamond Rio resulted in lower chart positions for the rest of the Top 10. Chesney's
No Shoes, No Shirt No Problems falls from No. 3 to No. 4, with Nickel Creek's
This Side slipping from No. 2 to No. 5 during its second week in stores. The O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack
slides from No. 4 to No. 6. Alan Jackson's Drive moves from No. 5 to No. 7. After two
weeks at No. 6, Martina McBride's Greatest Hits dips to No. 8, with Darryl Worley's I Miss My Friend moving from No. 7 to No. 9. Ironically, Chesney's double-platinum
Greatest Hits falls from No. 9 to No. 10 while achieving Greatest Gainer status for the week.
Elsewhere on the
country album chart, Anthony Smith enters the listings at No. 26 with his debut album, If That Ain't Country. Texas
favorite Kelly Willis debuts at No. 29 with Easy, and the Clark Family Experience's long-awaited self-titled debut
album debuts at No. 68. Billboard gives its Pacesetter designation to Tift Merritt's Bramble Rose.
Billboard's country singles chart, Keith Urban's "Somebody Like You" jumps
from No. 11 to No. 9 as the only new arrival in the Top 10. With "The Good Stuff" dominating the No. 1 position, Worley's
"I Miss My Friend" jumps to No. 2 from No. 4, with Tim McGraw's "Unbroken" remaining
at No. 3. Tracy Byrd's "Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo" climbs to No. 4 and Sara Evans' "I Keep Looking" rises to No. 5. The Dixie Chicks' "Long Time Gone" drops to No. 6, but the
trio just released the new single, "Landslide," which shows up at No. 32 to be the week's highest debut.
the Top 10 singles, Joe Nichols' "The Impossible" climbs to No. 7, Diamond Rio "Beautiful Mess" rises to No. 8, and Keith's
"Courtesy of the Red White and Blue (The Angry American)" drops to No. 10. Other debuts this week include George Strait's "She'll Leave You With a Smile" at No. 38, Brooks & Dunn's
"Every River" at No. 54, Steve Holy's "I'm Not Breakin'" at No. 56 and newcomer Holly
Lamar's "These Are the Days" at No. 59.