NASHVILLE — Country newcomer Billy Gilman, who just turned 12, continues to make news this week, as his debut single "One Voice" moves from #6 to #4 on the Billboard country singles sales chart. His debut album of the same name comes in June.
On the singles chart, he trails Faith Hill's "Breathe," which maintains its grip on the #1 spot, followed by Dixie Chicks' "Goodbye Earl" at #2 and Chad Brock's "Yes!" at #3. Jessica Andrews' "Unbreakable Heart" rounds out the top five.
BlackHawk's Greatest Hits debuts at #18 on the Country Albums chart and Kathy Mattea's The Innocent Years lands at #35 in its first week. The top five country albums remain unchanged, with the Dixie Chicks' Fly at #1, Hill's Breathe at #2, George Strait's Latest Greatest Straitest Hits at #3, Shania Twain's Come On Over at #4 and Lonestar's Lonely Grill at #5.
Those same albums all show drops on the Billboard 200 albums chart, though, as momentum from exposure on the Academy of Country Music Awards show fades. The Dixie Chicks, for example, dropped from #9 to #23, Faith Hill skidded from #10 to #26 and Strait went from #32 to #51. BlackHawk's Greatest Hits debuts on that chart at #152.