The Dixie Chicks are again roosting at the top of the charts with their third major label album, Home. According to SoundScan, second-week sales of Home dropped to 367,000 from its debut week total of 779,828 copies.
However, the performance was more than enough to knock rapper Eminem's The Eminem Show
out of the top slot of the Billboard 200 for the second consecutive week. The sales also pushed Home past the platinum
mark while keeping it at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.
On Billboard's Hot Country Singles
& Tracks chart, Darryl Worley scores his first No. 1 with "I Miss My Friend." Tracy Byrd's "Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo" jumps to No. 2 after a two-week stint at No. 4.
Kenny Chesney's "The Good Stuff" -- which spent seven weeks at No. 1 -- remains at
No. 3 for the second week. Last week's chart-topper -- Tim McGraw's "Unbroken" -- drops
to No. 4. Diamond Rio climbs two spaces to No. 5 with "Beautiful Mess."
on the country singles chart, Joe Nichols' "The Impossible" spends a second week at No. 6, with Sara
Evans' "I Keep Looking" dropping two slots to No. 7. Keith Urban's stays at
No. 8 with "Somebody Like You," Alan Jackson climbs one notch to No. 9 with "Work in
Progress" and Martina McBride jumps from No. 13 to No. 10 with "Where Would You Be."
had the strongest debut single of the week with "Red Rag Top." The first single from his upcoming album, Tim McGraw & the
Dancehall Doctors, arrived at No. 34. "Practice Life," Andy Griggs' collaboration
with McBride, debuts at No. 55 and newcomer Josh Turner charts his first single with "She'll Go on You." The Chicks placed
five tracks from Home on last week's country singles chart, but only two titles are now listed -- with "Long Time Gone"
falling to No. 13 and the new single, "Landslide," climbing to No. 22.
After being dislodged him from the uppermost
perch of Top Country Albums chart last week, Toby Keith spends a second week at No.
2 with Unleashed. Chesney's No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems climbs from No. 5 to No. 3. Lee Ann Womack's Something Worth Leaving Behind holds steady at No. 4 while the O Brother, Where
Art Thou? soundtrack bounces back to No. 5 from No. 7. Nickel Creek's This Side
remains at No. 6, Jackson's Drive accelerates to No. 7 and Diamond Rio's Completely
stays at No. 8. After debuting last week at No. 3, Montgomery Gentry's My Town
dips to No. 9 and McBride's Greatest Hits remains at No. 10.
On the country albums chart, Pam Tillis scores the Hot Shot Debut with her tribute to her singer-songwriter father, Mel Tillis. It's All Relative: Tillis Sings Tillis enters the chart at No. 54. The only other debut
is the Time Life Music compilation, Classic Country: More Great Story Songs, at No. 71. McGraw's triple-platinum Greatest
Hits was the week's Greatest Gainer, moving from No. 13 to No. 11. The Pacesetter designation goes to Patty Loveless' Mountain Soul, which soars from No. 54 to No. 41.