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Rucker, Swift reign on charts

Thursday, March 26, 2009 – Darius Rucker notched his second number 1 single with It Won't Be Like This For Long on the Billboard country song chart for the week ending April 4, while Taylor Swift continued atop the album chart with "Fearless."

Rucker previously was number one with Don't Think I Don't Think About It. Swift was second on the song chart with White Horse up three. George Strait's River of Love was up one to third, while Jake Owen's Don't Think I Can't Love You was up two to fourth. Rodney Atkins' new hit, It's America, was up three to fifth.

Jason Aldean broke into the top 10 with She's Country at 8. Sugarland was up 4 to 12 with It Happens. Lady Antebellum climbed 5 spots, to 19, with I Run to You. Keith Urban skyrocketed 9 places to 20th with Kiss a Girl. Zac Brown Band made into the top 25 with Whatever It Is at 25th.

On the album chart, Underwood was second, up three, with "Carnival Ride." Randy Travis debuted in third with "I Told You So: The Ultimate Hits of Randy Travis." Zac Brown Band was fourth with "The Foundation" and Rucker fifth with "Learn to Live."

Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel's "Willie & The Wheel" was 22nd, up 6. Keith Urban's "Greatest Hits" stood at 24, up 5.

On the overall top 200, Swift was 6th, Underwood 15th, up 27, Travis 21st, Zac Brown Band 24th and Rucker 27th.

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