Not a bad day for the Row -- new albums by Kenny Chesney and LeAnn Rimes debuted
on Billboard's big chart at #1 and #3, respectively, leaving the much-buzzed-about likes of the Game and Bright Eyes playing bridesmaid. Chesney's Be As You Are: Songs From An Old Blue Chair
opened with 311,000 copies sold -- not too shabby, considering there's no single and the fact that the entire notion of an album about living on a Caribbean beach kinda-sorta subverts the whole purpose of country music, which is to reflect the lives of its listeners. Rimes moved about 101,000 units, proving the wisdom of going country (again) with her best sales week in several years.