Toby Keith tops country chart
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
– Toby Keith and Rascal Flatts will have the top selling country albums on the charts when they are officially out Thursday. Keith's "That Don't Make Me A Bad Guy" was fifth on the overall chart with 91,000 units sold, while Rascal Flatts' first greatest hits set was sixth with 89,000. Keith takes over the top of the country chart from Kenny Chesney whose "Lucky Old Sun" had been first. On the overall chart, Chesney is 10th this week.
At 11 on the overall chart is Ryan Adams' "Cardinology" with 40,000. The singer's last full-length effort, 2007's "Easy Tiger," began at 7 with 61,000 units sold in its first week.
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