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Lambert, Lady A lead charts

Thursday, June 3, 2010 – Miranda Lambert scored a number one on the Billboard country chart for the week ending June 12 with The House That Built Me. Lambert assumed the top spot from Chris Young and The Man I Want to Be. On the album chart , Lady Antebellum was again was first with "Need You Now."

George Strait stayed third on the song chart with I Gotta Get to You. Jason Aldean was up two to fourth with Crazy Town, while Joe Nichols remained fifth with Gimmie That Girl. Brad Paisley was a big mover with Water up four to sixth. Luke Bryan broke into the top 10 - at 9 - with Rain Is a Good Thing, up 2.

Carrie Underwood was up three places to 11 with Undo It. Keith Urban jumped 4 to 16 with I'm In. Most of the remaining top 30 varied little.

On the album chart, Brooks & Dunn skyrocketed from 10 to 2 with "#1s ... And Then Some" doubtlessly because of the airing of their recent TV special from Las Vegas. Zac Brown Band was third with "The Foundation." Hank Williams III debuted in fourth with "Rebel Within," and Underwood stayed fifth with "Play On." Wynonna debuted at seven with "Love Heals."

Reba McEntire was up 3 to 22 with "Keep On Loving You." Tim McGraw also moved up 3 to 23 with "Southern Voice." Josh Thompson was a third artist up 3 with his "Way Out Here" debut at 37.

On the overall top 200, Lady A was 4th, Brooks & Dunn 18th , Zac Brown Band 19th , Hank III 20th and Underwood 24th.

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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
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