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Swift, Aldean lead Billboard charts

Thursday, January 28, 2010The Truth set Jason Aldean free to take over the top spot on the Billboard country songs chart for the week ending Feb. 6. He assumed the position from Tim McGraw's Southern Voice, which traded places with Aldean and slipped to third. Taylor Swift was once again first on the album chart with "Fearless."

Miranda Lambert moved up two to second on the song chart with White Liar. She changed positions with Dierks Bentley's I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes. Brad Paisley climbed from eighth to fifth with American Saturday Night. Toby Keith moved up a place to 10th with Cryin For Me (Wayman's Song).

Blake Shelton's Hillbilly Bone featuring Trace Adkins was up 3 to 13. Easton Corbin's A Little More Country Than That was at 14, up 3. Lady Antebellum stood at 20, up 3, with American Honey.

Rascal Flatts jumped 5 places to 26 with Unstoppable.

On the album chart, the first five spots remained the same - Lady Antebellum's self-titled debut second, Carrie Underwood's "Play On" third, Zac Brown Band's "The Foundation" fourth and Jason Aldean's "Wide Open" fifth.

The soundtrack to the movie "Crazy Heart" debuted in sixth. Luke Bryan was at 12, up 4, with "Doin' My Thing." "NOW That's What I Call Country" was at 20, up 3. Gretchen Wilson's "Greatest Hits" debuted at 24.

On the overall top 200, Swift was 10th, Lady Antebellum 16th, Underwood 24th, Zac Brown Band 25th and Aldean 28th.

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