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Alan Jackson scores a chart double

Thursday, March 20, 2008 – Alan Jackson scored a chart double, by topping both the Billboard country song ("Small Town Southern Boy") and album ("Good Thing") charts respectively for the week ending March 29. Jackson slipped to 5th on the overall top 200-album chart after leading the pack last week.

This was the first time in four years that Jackson was number one on the song chart. "Remember When" was his last chart topper. Jackson now has 23 number 1 songs under his belt.

On the album chart, Taylor Swift's self-titled disc was second, Carrie Underwood was up one to third with "Carnival Ride," switching places with Garth Brooks' "The Ultimate Hits." The Eagles' "Long Road Out of Eden" was fifth, up two.

The biggest mover was "How Great Thou Art: Gospel Favorites From The Grand Ole Opry: Live," a disc by various artists who played the Opry, moving from 34th to 23rd.

Underwood topped the song chart last week with "All-American Girl," but fell to second. Trace Adkins was up two to third with "You're Gonna Miss This." Rodney Atkins remained fourth with "Cleaning This Gun (Come On In Boy)," while Kenny Chesney's duet with George Strait, "Shiftwork," was down two to fifth.

Rascal Flatts was up 3 to 16th with "Every Day." Brad Paisley climbed 3 to 19th with "I'm Still a Guy."

On the overall top 200, Jackson was 5th, Swift 12th, Underwood 33rd, Brooks 38th and Eagles 43rd.

The Punch Brothers topped the bluegrass chart with their debut. The group includes Chris Thile of Nickel Creek.


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