Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood claim top spots on country music charts
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Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood claim top spots on country music charts

Friday, November 23, 2007 – Garth Brooks reclaimed the top spot on the Billboard country album chart for the week ending Dec. 1 with "The Ultimate Hits," switching places with The Eagles's "Long road out of Eden."

On the song chart, Carrie Underwood was number one with "So Small," her first single from "Carnival Ride," her sophomore disc. Underwood took over the top from Dierks Bentley's "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)," which fell to fourth.

On the album chart, Underwood was third, while George Strait debuted in fourth with "22 More Hits." Taylor Swift was down one to fifth with her self-titled debut.

Trisha Yearwood debuted in 10th with "Heaven, Heartache And The Power Of Love."

Elsewhere on the song chart, Kenny Chesney remained second with "Don't Blink." Brooks's former number one, "More Than a Memory," continues rebounding up the charts, now in third. George Strait was up one to fifth with "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls?"

Jason Michael Carroll's hit single "Living Our Love Song" was up two to sixth.

Brad Paisley moved up 4 to 18th with "Letter to Me."

On the overall top 200 chart, Brooks was 5th, The Eagles 6th, Underwood 9th, Strait 13th and Swift 16th.

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