Toby Keith goes to the top with new disc
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
– Toby Keith's new disc, "Big Dog Daddy" debuts at number one on the
Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Album sales chart this week, which will be officially released Thursday. Keith takes over the top of the country album chart from Big & Rich's "Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace."
"Big Dog Daddy" sold 204,000 units, less than the 330,000 of its predecessor "White Trash With Money."
The release, Keith's second on his own Show Dog Nashville label, is his
third to debut at number one overall and fifth to bow atop the country chart.
The first single from the disc was "High Maintenance Woman," which made it into the top 10. A second single, "Love Me If You Can," was the most added
record at country radio this week.
The new album follows in the tracks of previous overall number 1 debuts,including "Shock'N Y'All" in November 2003, "Unleashed in July 2002, "Honkytonk University in May 2005 and "Pull My Chain" in August 2001.
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