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Chesney takes "Somewhere" to the top

Thursday, January 20, 2011 – Kenny Chesney grabbed the top spot on the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending Jan. 29 with Somewhere With You, knocking out Tim McGraw's Felt Good on My Lips, which slipped to second. Taylor Swift continued in first on the Country Albums chart with "Speak Now."

The "Country Strong" soundtrack was up one to second on the albums chart. Steel Magnolia debuted in second with its self-titled full-length debut. Jason Aldean was down two to fourth withy "My Kinda Party." "Country Strong More Music From the Motion Picture" moved up from 12 to 5. Darius Rucker was at 13, up 3, with "Charleston, SC 1966."

Toby Keith was at 21, up 5 with "Bullets in the Gun." Bluegrass/country band The Grascals debuted in 26th with "The Grascals & Friends: Country Classics with a Bluegrass Spin."

The Grascals topped the Bluegrass Albums chart. Abigail Washburn debuted in second with "City of Refuge." Dierks Bentley spent many weeks at number one with "Up on the Ridge."

On the song chart, Keith Urban was up one to third with Put You in a Song. Carrie Underwood's Mama's Song dropped two to fourth, and Chris Young remained fifth with Voices. Taylor Swift broke into the top 10 with Back to December in ninth. Brad Paisley's new single, This Is Country Music, was at 10, up 2.

Jason Aldean's new single, Don' You Wanna Stay, with Kelly Clarkson was a big mover, up 5 to 13. Darius Rucker's This climbed 3 places to 17 as did The JaneDear girls' Wildflower, which was at 18. Sugarland's new single Little Miss, also was up 3, to 20th.

Sara Evans' first single from her upcoming disc, A Little Bit Stronger, stood at 24, up 3. The biggest movers were Zac Brown Band's Colder Weather and Miranda Lambert's Heart Like Mine. ZBB's song skyrocketed from 33 to 25, while Lambert jumped from 37 to 29.

On the overall top 200 album chart, Swift was third, "Country Strong," 6th Steel Magnolia 7th, Aldean 11th and "Country Strong More Music" 23rd.

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