NASHVILLE Elvis Presley is back on the country chart and the "Coyote Ugly" soundtrack stays #1 among country albums on this week's Billboard sales charts, as measured by SoundScan.
The soundtrack to "Coyote Ugly," fueled by four new LeAnn Rimes recordings, is #1 for the second week in a row on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The top 10 positions on the chart remain unchanged from last week, with Billy Gilman's One Voice still lodged at #2. The "Coyote Ugly" soundtrack is this week's Greatest Gainer on the Billboard 200 chart, reflecting sales across all genres, where it's #11 this week. The soundtrack also jumps from #11 to #1 on the Top Internet Album Sales chart, in just its second week on that chart.
As usually happens right after Elvis Week in Memphis, Tenn., if there's a new Presley country package available, it charts. The CD this year is Elvis Country, a collection from Time-Life, which hits at #26. Also debuting this week is country comedian Rodney Carrington's Morning Wood, which lands at #18.
Rimes continues to sit atop the Country Singles Sales chart with "I Need You," and Gilman's "One Voice" remains at #2.
Lonestar's "What About Now" still claims the top spot on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, reflecting country radio airplay as measured by BDS. Alan Jackson's "It Must Be Love" remains at #2, followed by Jo Dee Messina's "That's the Way," which stays at #3. SHeDAISY's "I Will ... But" moves from #6 to #4, Brooks & Dunn's "You'll Always Be Loved By Me" goes from #8 to #5, and Keith Urban's "Your Everything" edges up from #7 to #6.
"It's Always Somethin'," by Joe Diffie, moves up from #9 to #7, Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance" slides from #5 to #8, and Rascal Flatts' "Prayin' For Daylight" drops from #4 to #9. Toby Keith's "Country Comes to Town" remains at #10.
The dark horse on the radio chart this week is John Michael Montgomery's "The Little Girl," a blatantly sentimental country cut about tragedy. The song leaps from #39 to #30 in its third week on the chart and is keeping radio stations' request lines humming across the country. It will be available as a retail single on Sept. 26.
Debuting this week on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart are Tracy Byrd's "Take Me With You When You Go," at #63, country comedian Bill Engvall's "Now That's Awesome," at #70, and Confederate Railroad's "Toss a Little Bone," at #71.