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Owen registers chart double

Thursday, September 8, 2011 – Jake Owen scored a chart double by being the leading country album in the U.S. for the week ending Sept 17 with "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" and topping the Country Songs chart with the title track. Owen took over the top of the album chart from the Pistol Annies' "Hell on Heels" and the song chart from Remind Me by Brad Paisley with Carrie Underwood.

On the album chart, Luke Bryan stayed second with "tailgates & tanlines," Jason Aldean third with "My Kinda Party" and Eric Church fourth with "Chief." Pistol Annies dropped to fifth. Glen Campbell debuted in sixth with "Ghost on the Canvas," the final studio album from the veteran, who said he has Alzheimer's.

"American Idol Season 10 Highlights" from Scotty McCreery was up four to eighth. Texas singer Stoney LaRue debuted at 15 with "Velvet." Robert Earl Keen debuted at 21 with "Ready for Confetti."

Remind Me slipped to second on the song chart. Rodney Atkins was up two to third with Take a Back Road. Kenny Chesney's hit, You And Tequila with Grace Potter held onto fourth. Toby Keith was up one to fifth with Made in America. George Strait made into the top 10, moving up 2 to 9 with Here For a Good Time. Blake Shelton also reached the top 10 - at 10 - with God Gave Me You, up 3.

Miranda Lambert climbed 4 to 13 with Baggage Claim. Thompson Square is at 15, up 3, with I Got You. Brantley Gilbert and Jerrod Niemann moved up 3 to 16 and 17 respectively with Country Must Be Wide and One More Drinkin' Song.

Lady Antebellum was the biggest mover with its new single We Owned the Night at 21, up 6. The Band Perry's latest single, All Your Life, stood at 26, up 3.

Church jumped from 35 to 28 with Drink In My Hand. Aldean continued his great year with Tattoos on This Town skyrocketing 9 to 29 in its fourth week on the chart.

On the bluegrass chart, Alison Krauss & Union Station were first again with "Paper Airline." Steve Martin And the Steep Canyon Rangers held onto second with "Rare Bird Alert." Sarah Jarosz was up two to third with "Follow Me Down." "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" deluxe edition was fourth and Dierks Bentley was fifth with "Up on the Ridge."

On the overall chart, Owen was 6th, Bryan 11th, Aldean 13th, Church 15th and Pistol Annies 22nd.

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Barefoot Blue Jean Night CD review - Barefoot Blue Jean Night
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