With inspiration from Farrah Fawcett and Daisy Duke, Mark Wills remains at the top of the country singles chart for a fourth consecutive week. Of course, the inspiration is also paying off for Chris DuBois and David Lee, the two Nashville tunesmiths who wrote Wills' "19 Somethin'."
Clark makes her presence known on Billboard's Top Country Albums with Pain
to Kill. Clark's latest project debuted last week at No. 72 with less than a full week of sales. Pain to Kill
soars to No. 5 on this week's chart.
With Wills topping Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks, Blake Shelton climbs two positions to rock "The Baby" to No. 2. Emerson Drive's "Fall Into Me" remains
at No. 3, and George Strait's "She'll Leave You With a Smile" falls to No. 4 from No.
2. Singles on the rise include Clark's "I Just Wanna Be Mad" (up two notches to No. 5), Aaron
Lines' "You Can't Hide Beautiful" (rising two slots to No. 6) and Gary Allan's
"Man to Man" (jumping to No. 7 from No. 10). On the way down are Toby Keith's "Who's
Your Daddy?" (dipping two slots to No. 8) and Rascal Flatts' "These Days" (falling
four positions to No. 9). Brad Paisley's "I Wish You'd Stay" climbs to No. 10 after
spending two weeks at No. 13.
Newcomer Jamie Lee Thurston has the only country single debuting this week. The Vermont
native's "It Can All Be Gone" charts at No. 59.
On the country albums chart, the Dixie
Chicks remain on top with their quadruple-platinum Home
and Shania Twain stays at No. 2 with Up!
Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors climbs one notch to No. 3,
and Elvis Presley's ELV1S: 30 #1
Hits slips one position to land at No. 4. With Clark at No. 5, Faith Hill's
Cry falls one position to No. 6, and Kenny
Chesney's No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems spends another
week at No. 7. Toby Keith's Unleashed
dips two notches to No. 8, and Rascal Flatts' Melt slips one post
to No. 9. Martina McBride returns to the Top 10 with her Greatest
No new country albums made their chart debut, but it was a strong week for Montgomery Gentry. Significant sales growth was reported for the duo's latest album, My
Town, which jumps to No. 23 from No. 28. The duo's previous project, Carrying
On, returns to the charts (at No. 55) some 80 weeks after its release.