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Terri Clark Notches First No. 1 Since 1998
McGraw Tops the Billboard 200
Photo Credit: Pamela Springsteen
Terri Clark enjoys her first No. 1 hit in six years on Billboard's country singles chart with "Girls Lie Too." The song leapt from last week's No. 5 position. Clark's only other No. 1 hit, "You're Easy on the Eyes," released in 1998, spent three weeks at No. 1, while many of her other hits -- such as "Now That I Found You" and "I Just Wanna Be Mad" -- just barely missed the top spot. The feel-good song comes from Clark's recent career compilation, Greatest Hits 1994-2004.

After seven weeks at No. 1, Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying" falls to No. 2 on the singles chart, followed by Keith Urban's "Days Go By," Kenny Chesney's "I Go Back" and Andy Griggs' "She Thinks She Needs Me." The CMA-nominated duet "Whiskey Lullaby," by Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss, descends two spots to No. 6, trailed by Gretchen Wilson's "Here for the Party," Sara Evans' "Suds in the Bucket," Alan Jackson's "Too Much of a Good Thing" and George Strait's "I Hate Everything," at No. 7 through No. 10, respectively.

Reba McEntire's new ballad, "He Gets That From Me," climbs into the Top 40 in its second week, landing at No. 39. Debuting singles include the Travis Tritt-John Mellencamp duet, "What Say You," at No. 50, Billy Dean's "Let Them Be Little" at No. 51, Brad Cotter's "Can't Tell Me Nothin'" at No. 59 and Josh Gracin's "Nothin' to Lose" at No. 60.

As previously reported, McGraw sold 765,739 copies of Live Like You Were Dying in its first week of release, easily reaching No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and the Billboard country albums chart. On the big chart, he outsold debuts from urban artists R. Kelly, Young Buck (who happens to be from Nashville) and Mase.

McGraw's impressive debut knocks the following six artists' new albums down one spot each on the country chart: Big & Rich, Jimmy Buffett, Wilson, Paisley, Chesney and Clark, at second to seventh place, respectively. Urban's Golden Road remains at No. 8, while Toby Keith's Shock'n Y'All and Evans' Restless round out the Top 10.

New albums include Steve Earle's The Revolution Starts ... Now at No. 12, Cledus T. Judd's Bipolar and Proud at No. 15, Conway Twitty's 25 Number Ones at No. 30, gospel group the Isaacs' Heroes at No. 45 and comedian Roy D. Mercer's Get Well Soon at No. 52. Meanwhile, fiddle master Vassar Clements' Livin' With the Blues arrives at No. 10 on the bluegrass albums chart.
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