Turner, Lady A lead charts
Thursday, February 18, 2010
– Josh Turner is number 1 on the Billboard country song chart for the week ending Feb. 27 with Why Don't We Just Dance.
On the album chart, Lady Antebellum continues leading the pack with "Need You Now." On the overall top 200 chart, the soph disc from the duo fell to second behind Sade's "Soldier of Love."
Brad Paisley was up one place to second on the song chart with American Saturday Night, switching places with Jason Aldean's The Truth. Darius Rucker remained fourth with History in the Making. Billy Currington inched up one to fifth with That's How Country Boys Roll. Easton Corbin broke into the top 10 with his first single, A Little More Country Than That, up two to ninth. Keith Urban rounded out the top 10 with 'Til Summer Comes Around, which was up 2.
Lady A was at 12, up 4, with American Honey. Kellie Pickler was at 14, up 3, with Didn't You Know Much I Love You. New group Steel Magnolia was up 3 to 15 with Keep On Lovin' You. Rascal Flatts jumped 6 to 16 with Unstoppable. Eric Church moved up 3 to 20 with Hell on the Heart.
Joe Nichols' Gimmie That Girl was up 4 to 21, 19 weeks after being on the chart. Kenny Chesney debuted at 23 with Ain't Back Yet.
Two huge movers rounded out the top 30. George Strait was at 29, up 14, with I Gotta Get to You. Tim McGraw stood at 30 with Still, up 8.
Turner debuted at second on the album chart with "Haywire." Taylor Swift was down one to third with "Relentless." Zac Brown Band's "The Foundation" slipped one spot to fourth. Carrie Underwood was number five with "Play On," down one.
Rascal Flatts was at 19, up 4, with "Greatest Hits Volume 1." Reckless Kelly debuted at 22 with "Somewhere in Time." The "Best of Chris Cagle" debuted at 34.
On the overall top 200, Turner was 5, Swift 10, Zac Brown Band 13 and Underwood 23.
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Live Across America
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But don't spend more money than you have to; if it's redundancy you're looking for, there's plenty to be had on the standard version. Turner has a compelling baritone, but the songs on here feel like they followed the standard 2010 country CD checklist. »»»
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