Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood lead charts
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Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood lead charts

Thursday, March 13, 2008 – Alan Jackson enjoyed the best selling album in the U.S. this past week with "Good Thing," taking over from Janet Jackson's "Discipline" on the Billboard chart for the week ending March 22.

On the country song chart, Carrie Underwood once again was first with "All-American Girl."

Jackson took over the top of the country album chart from Taylor Swift's self-titled debut, which slipped to second Garth Brooks remained third with "The Ultimate Hits." Underwood was up one to fourth with "Carnival Ride," switching spots with Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' "Raising Sand."

Dolly Parton's "Backwoods Barbie," which debuted in second last week, fell to ninth.

Alabama native Ashton Shepherd debuted in 16th with "Sounds So Good."

Jackson enjoyed the biggest mover in the top 25 with "16 Biggest Hits" up 10 to 24.

On the song chart, Jackson was second with "Small Town Southern Man," up one. Kenny Chesney's duet with George Strait, "Shiftwork," was up one to third. Rodney Atkins' former number one, "Cleaning This Gun (Come On In Boy)," was fourth, down two. Trace Adkins rounded out the top five with "You're Gonna Miss Me," up one.

James Otto broke into the top 10 at 10, up 2, with "Just Got Started Lovin' You."

Many songs moved up one spot. The biggest gainer by far was Rascal Flatts with their new single, "Every Day," at 19, up 7.

Brad Paisley climbed 5 spots to 22nd with "I'm Still a Guy."

On the overall top 200, Swift was 9th, Brooks 27th, Underwood 33rd and Plant/Krauss 36th.

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