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Sugarland scores a triple

Thursday, August 7, 2008 – Sugarland scored a triple on the Billboard charts for the week ending Aug. 16 by having the best selling CD in the entire country, "Love on the Inside," the number 1 country CD as a result and the number one country song, "All I Want to Do."

Sugarland took over the song chart lead from Alan Jackson's "Good Time," which fell to third. Keith Urban was up one to second with "You Look Good in My Shirt." Brooks & Dunn was fourth, up one, with "Put a Girl In It." Taylor Swift slipped one to fifth with "Should've Said No."

While many songs moved up slightly, the biggest mover was Kid Rock with "All Summer Long," up 5 to 16th. Carrie Underwood was up 4 to 21st. Kenny Chesney debuted in 22nd with "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven," a new song from his forthcoming CD. Chuck Wicks made into the top 25, at 24, with "All I Ever Wanted" Crystal Shawanda made it in the top 25 - at 25 - with "You Can Let Go," up 2.

On the album chart, Swift was both second and third with her self-titled debut and the "Beautiful Eyes" EP. The releases switched places. Toby Keith remained fourth with "35 Biggest Hits," while Sugarland was fifth as well with "Enjoy the Ride."

Big movers were Miranda Lambert's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," up 4 to 8th and George Strait's "Troubadour," up 3 to 10th. Rascal Flatts was at 12th with "Still Feels Good," up 3.

On the overall top 200, Swift was 13th and 16th, Keith 26th and Sugarland 35th.

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Sugarland is back with "Bigger," its first studio album in nearly a decade. And its arrival says more about branding, than anything else. Although his voice is heard often enough on this album to make his presence felt, it's still difficult to get away from seeing Kristian Bush in the Oates to Hall or Ridgeley to Michael role in this duo. Jennifer Nettles is the act's primary focus. However, Nettles plays theaters on tour, while Sugarland fills stadiums, making it a commercial no-brainer. »»»
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