Fueled by national TV guest spots, a hit video and a No. 1 single with "Why Don't We Just Dance?," MCA Nashville's Josh Turner debuts on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart at No. 2 and on the Billboard 200 at No. 5 with his fourth album, "Haywire."
It was a showdown between two of America's sweethearts for No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week. In one corner, Disney Channel's Miley Cyrus and in the other, "American Idol" champ Kelly Clarkson ... In the end, Cyrus came out on top with the double album that operates as both a soundtrack to her hit TV show "Hannah Montana" and her debut effort "Meet Miley Cyrus" ... Meanwhile, Ryan Adams notches his highest charting album ever as "Easy Tiger" debuts at No. 7 while Beastie Boys see its instrumentals album "The Mix-Up" bow at No. 15 ... Pearl Jam's new live set starts in the top 40 and the late Hawaiian singer Israel Kamakawiwo'ole makes a striking entrance ... We've also got updates on Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Linkin Park, Josh Turner, Plain White T's, Hollywood Records, Evans Blue and Stevie Nicks.
Guy Clark, Freddie Hart, Dennis Morgan and Billy Joe Shaver became the newest members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame during a ceremony yesterday (Nov. 7) in Nashville. The event was hosted by the Nashville Songwriters Foundation.