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Tim McGraw's Circus is a True Big Top
Album Marks Singer's Fifth Consecutive No. 1 Debut
Set This Circus Down marks Tim McGraw's fifth consecutive No. 1 debut on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. McGraw's first week sales figure of 223,400 copies also places him at the No. 2 position on Billboard's Top 200 album chart.

McGraw knocks Brooks & Dunn's Steers & Stripes to No. 2. The Coyote Ugly soundtrack slides a notch to No. 3, the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack drops one place to No. 4, and Lee Ann Womack's I Hope You Dance drops to No. 5.

Debuting at No. 21 is the soundtrack to the movie Driven, with songs by McGraw, LeAnn Rimes, Steve Holy, Hank Williams III, Tamara Walker and Jo Dee Messina. Fast Girls by the Tractors debuts at No. 67.

McGraw's "Grown Men Don't Cry," the first single from Circus, climbs to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, slightly trailing the No. 1 "Ain't Nothing 'Bout You" from Brooks & Dunn and No. 2 "It's a Great Day to Be Alive" by Travis Tritt.

The Dixie Chicks' "If I Fall You're Going Down With Me" slides to No. 4, and Kenny Chesney's "Don't Happen Twice" remains at No. 5. In Top 10 action, Mark McGuinn's "Mrs. Steven Rudy" moves up to No. 7, Gary Allan's "Right Where I Need to Be" rises to No. 8, George Strait's "If You Can Do Anything Else" moves up to No. 9, and Sara Evans' "I Could Not Ask for More" ascends to No. 10.

"Keep Mom and Dad in Love" by Billy Dean, Suzy Bogguss and Jillian debuts at No. 51. McGraw's "Telluride" enters the chart at No. 52 and Diamond Rio's "Sweet Summer" comes on the chart at No. 55. Shane Sellers' tribute to the late race driver Dale Earnhardt, "Matthew, Mark, Luke & Earnhardt," debuts at No. 58.
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