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Chesney, Swift lead charts

Thursday, January 27, 2011 – Kenny Chesney once again had the top song on the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending Feb. 5 with Somewhere With You. On the album chart, Taylor Swift stayed first with "Speak Now."

Elsewhere on the album chart, Jason Aldean was second with "My Kinda Party," "Country Strong" soundtrack third, Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" fourth and Zac Brown Band "You Get What You Give" fifth.

Eric Church debuted in 13th with "Caldwell County," an EP. His "Carolina " CD moved up 5 to 17. The Grascals & Friends "Country Classics With a Bluegrass Spin" was at 23, up 3.

Keith Urban was up one to second on the song chart with Put You in a Song, while Luke Bryan moved from six to three with Someone Else Calling You Baby. Tm McGraw's Felt Good on My Lips slipped two to fourth. Chris Young stayed fifth with Voices. The only new song in the top 10 was Billy Currington's Let Me Down Easy, in 10th.

Zac Brown Brand stood at 22nd, up 3, with Colder Weather. Miranda Lambert also moved up 3, to 26, with Heart Like Mine. Rascal Flatts was the biggest mover with I Won't Let Go, jumping from 35 to 30.

On the bluegrass side, The Grascals once again topped the chart with Abigail Washburn second with "City of Refuge" and Dierks Bentley third with "Up on the Ridge."

On the overall top 200 chart, punk/twang band Social Distortion debuted in fourth with "Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes." Taylor Swift was 8th with "Speak Now," Aldean 13th, "Country Strong" was 14th, Lady Antebellum 23rd and Zac Brown Band 32nd.

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