Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift once again top Billboard country music charts
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Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift once again top Billboard country music charts

Thursday, January 31, 2008 – Brad Paisley and Taylor Swift yet again are atop the Billboard country song and album chart for the week ending Feb. 9 with "Letter to Me" and "Taylor Swift" respectively.

On the song chart, Rascal Flatts remained second with "Winner at a Losing Game." Gary Allan jumped from seventh to third with "Watching Airplanes." Billy Ray Cyrus also was up four to fourth with "Ready, Set, Don't Go," done with daughter Miley Cyrus, aka Hannah Montana. Montgomery Gentry was down two to fifth with "What Do Ya Think About That."

Rodney Atkins jumped from 10th to 7th with "Cleaning This Gun (Come On in Boy)." There was very little movement in the rest of the top 25. The only new song was Kellie Pickler's "Things That Never Cross a Man's Mind," up 2 to 25th.

On the album chart, Garth Brooks stayed second with "The Ultimate Hits." Sugarland was up one to third with "Enjoy the Ride," switching spots with The Eagles' "Long Road Out of Eden." Robert Plant and Alison Krauss remained fifth with "Raising Sand."

Chuck Wicks debuted in seventh with "Starting Now." His single, "Stealing Cinderella,' is in the top 15.

On the overall top 200, Swift was 6th, Brooks 9th, Sugarland 14th, The Eagles 16th and Plant/Krauss 21st.

Rhonda Vincent continued topping the bluegrass chart with "Good Thing Going."

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