NASHVILLE The Dixie Chicks achieve a Billboard record this week as their album Fly hits its 32nd week atop the Top Country albums chart. That's the most ever by a country group (Alabama held the previous record). Fly has now been on the chart a total of 45 weeks.
The top five on the albums chart remain the same this week. At #2 is Faith Hill's Breathe; Lee Ann Womack's I Hope You Dance is at #3; Billy Gilman's One Voice is at #4; and Shania Twain's Come on Over is at #5.
SheDaisy's The Whole Shebang moves from #10 to #6; Tim McGraw's A Place in the Sun holds at #7; the Chicks' Wide Open Spaces slides from #6 to #8; Lonestar's Lonely Grille drops from #8 to #9; and George Strait's Latest Greatest Straitest Hits drops from #9 to #10. There were no new albums debuting on the chart this week.
On the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, reflecting radio airplay, Lonestar breaks through the 1-2-3 stranglehold of Womack, Chad Brock and Clay Davidson. Lonestar's "What About Now"(RealAudio excerpt) moves to #3 from #4. Davidson's "Unconditional" slides to #6 from #3.
Womack's "I Hope You Dance" holds on to #1 for a third straight week, and Brock's "Yes!" remains at #2. Rascal Flatts' "Prayin' for Daylight" moves up to #5 from #6. Rounding out the top 10 are "It Must Be Love" by Alan Jackson at #7 (up from #9), "Flowers on the Wall" by Eric Heatherly (holding at #8), "Some Things Never Change" by Tim McGraw at #9 (down from #7) and "That's the Way" by Jo Dee Messina at #10 (up from #11).
Debuting on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart this week are Allison Moorer with "Send Down an Angel" at #66 and Terri Clark at #67 with "A Little Gasoline." The Dixie Chicks' "Sin Wagon" re-enters the chart at #73. Billy Gilman's "One Voice" moves up one slot, from #28 to #27.
"One Voice" enjoys a second straight week at #1 on the Country Singles Sales chart and moves from #10 to #8 on the Hot 100 Singles Sales chart. Billy Ray Cyrus debuts at #15 on the Country Singles Sales chart with "You Won't Be Lonely Now."