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Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks lead country music charts

Thursday, November 29, 2007 – Carrie Underwood continued atop the Billboard country song chart for the week ending Dec. 8 with "So Small," the first single from her second album.

On the album chart, Garth Brooks was first with "The Ultimate Hits." Brooks also had the second biggest single with former number one "More Than a Memory," up one. Brooks switched spots with "Don't Blink" by Kenny Chesney. George Strait's "How 'Bout them Cowgirls" was up one to fourth. Josh Turner moved up two spots to fifth with "Firecracker."

Chris Cagle broke into the top 25 - at 24th - with "What Kinda Gone." That was the only new song in the top 25.

On the album chart, The Eagles were second with "Long Road Out of Eden" with Carrie Underwood staying fourth with "Carnival Ride." Keith Urban debuted in fourth with his "Greatest Hits." Taylor Swift remained fifth with her self-titled debut.

The biggest mover by far was Tim McGraw's "Greatest Hits Vol 2: Reflected," up from 34th to 11th. Swift debuted in 18th with a holiday collection, "Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Collection."

Faith Hill moved back into the top 25 with "The Hits," at 24th up 5.

On the overall top 200, Brooks was 4th, The Eagles 5th, Underwood 7th, Urban 11th and Swift 14th.

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Storyteller CD review - Storyteller
Carrie Underwood's powerful voice has been her calling card throughout her career, and that is no different on her latest. She has always possessed a voice that can be chameleon-like and work with the material at hand. Underwood does that again on these 13 songs, 6 of which she helped pen. Underwood knows a thing or two about writing or finding material that fits her commercial orientation as almost all 13 could conceivably be picked as singles. They are big sounding, big voiced and radio ready. »»»
Greatest Hits: Decade #1 CD review - Greatest Hits: Decade #1
Greatest hits albums are often derided as creative placeholders, or worse yet, contractual obligations. In Carrie Underwood's case, the album subtitled "Decade #1" is a chance to take a somewhat awe inspired look at what a successful career this American Idol alumnus has already had to date. One of its two new songs, the single "Something in the Water," is a wonderfully gutsy move on Underwood's part. Country is one of the rare genres where a Christian can sing of »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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