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Tim McGraw's Circus Is A True Big Top
Album marks singer's fifth consecutive #1 debut.
Set This Circus Down marks Tim McGraw's fifth consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. McGraw's first-week sales of 223,400 copies also places him at #2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

McGraw knocks Brooks & Dunn's Steers & Stripes to #2. The "Coyote Ugly" soundtrack slides a notch to #3, the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack drops one place to #4, and Lee Ann Womack's I Hope You Dance drops to #5.

Debuting at #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 Girl by the Tractors debuts at #67.

McGraw's "Grown Men Don't Cry" (RealAudio excerpt), the first single from Circus, climbs to #3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, slightly trailing the #1 "Ain't Nothing 'Bout You" (RealAudio excerpt) from Brooks & Dunn and the #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 #4 and Kenny Chesney's "Don't Happen Twice" remains at #5.

In top-10 action, Mark McGuinn's "Mrs. Steven Rudy" (RealAudio excerpt) moves up to #7, Gary Allan's "Right Where I Need to Be" rises to #8, George Strait's "If You Can Do Anything Else" moves up to #9 and Sara Evans' "I Could Not Ask for More" (RealAudio excerpt) ascends to #10.

"Keep Mom and Dad in Love" by Billy Dean, Suzy Bogguss and Jillian debuts at #51. Tim McGraw's "Telluride" enters the chart at #52 and Diamond Rio's "Sweet Summer" arrives on the chart at #55. Shane Sellers' tribute to the late racecar driver Dale Earnhardt, "Matthew, Mark, Luke & Earnhardt," debuts at #58.
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