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Swift's "Ours" climbs to top

Thursday, March 22, 2012 – Taylor Swift vaulted to the top of the Billboard Country Songs chart with Ours. for the week ending March 31. The song, which had been third, took over from Dierks Bentley's Home, now fourth. Luke Bryan was atop the Country Albums Chart with "tailgates & tanlines."

Jake Owen stayed second with Alone With You. George Strait was up one to third with Love's Gonna Make It Alright. Lee Brice jumped from ninth to fifth with A Woman Like You. Rascal Flatts made it into the top 10 with Banjo at 9, up 2. Miranda Lambert climbed 2 to 10th with Over You.

Carrie Underwood's Good Girl was up 4 to 11, while Eric Church's Springsteen also moved 4 to 16. The Farm made it into the top 30 with Home Sweet Home at 29. Dustin Lynch enjoyed his first Top 30 single with Cowboys And Angels at 30, up 2.

On the albums chart, Bryan climbed two spots to reach the top, switching places with Lady Antebellum's "Own the Night." Jason Aldean was up two to second with "My Kinda Party." Church was fourth with "Chief," while The Band Perry's self-titled debut was up four to fifth. Brantley Gilbert was at 7 with "Halfway to Heaven," up 4. Shooter Jennings debuted at 10 with "Family Man."

Justin Moore moved up 3 to 24 with "Outlaws Like Me." Rodney Atkins also moved up 3 with "Take a Back Road" at 29. Hunter Hayes was a big mover as his self-titled debut jumped 18 to 31. "Nothing Like Us" from Rascal Flatts" skyrocketed 16 to 32.

On the bluegrass chart, Carolina Chocolate Drops remained first with "Leaving Eden." "The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent" was second, switching spots with Punch Brother's "Who's Feeling Young Now," which was third. "The Goat Rodeo Sessions" from Yo-Yo Ma/Stuart Duncan/Edgar Meyer/Chris Thile was fourth again. Alison Krauss & Union Station stayed fifth with "Paper Airplane."

On the overall top 200 chart, Bryan was 14th, Aldean 21st, Lady A 25th, Church 28th and The Band Perry 41st.

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