Is "Austin" Blake Shelton's "Achy Breaky Heart?" Singer’s Debut Single Ties #1 Mark Set By Billy Ray Cyrus
With five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, Blake Shelton's "Austin" ties a record set by Billy Ray Cyrus in 1992. Cyrus' "Achy Breaky Heart" stayed atop the chart for five weeks, setting the mark for an artist's debut single in the Broadcast Data Systems era of the chart. BDS began monitoring radio play for the chart in January of 1991.
Holding their positions on the singles chart are Toby Keith's "I'm Just Talkin' About Tonight" at No. 2, Keith Urban's "Where the Blacktop Ends" at No. 3 and Cyndi Thomson's "What I Really Meant to Say" at No. 4. Brooks & Dunn's "Only in America" moves up a notch to No. 5. Singles making significant progress are Tim McGraw's "Angry All the Time" (up to No. 7 from No. 12), Trick Pony's "On a Night Like This" (up to No. 19 from No. 21) and Travis Tritt's "Love of A Woman" (up to No. 20 from No. 23).
Singles debuting this week are Jamie O'Neal's "Shiver" at No. 48, David Ball's "Riding With Private Malone" at No. 55, Jameson Clark's "Don't Play Any Love Songs" at No. 58 and Confederate Railroad's "That's What Brothers Do" at No. 59. Shelton's "Austin" tops the Country Singles Sales chart for a fifth straight week.
Mark Wills' fourth album, Loving Every Minute debuts at No. 10 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The chart's top 5 remain little changed, with O Brother, Where Art Thou? at No. 1 (for a 19th non-consecutive week), followed by Coyote Ugly at No. 2, McGraw's Set This Circus Down at No. 3, Alison Krauss & Union Station's New Favorite at No. 4 and Lee Ann Womack's I Hope You Dance at No. 5. O Brother returns to the top of the Top Internet Albums chart, knocking New Favorite from No. 1 to No. 3, behind Maxwell's Now which debuts at No. 2.