George Strait doubles up on charts
Thursday, May 1, 2008
– George Strait saw number one again with "I Saw God Today" first on the Billboard country song chart for the week ending May 10, while Strait also enjoyed a return to the top of the album chart with "Troubadour." Last week's numero uno, Lady Antebellum's self-titled disc, dropped to fifth.
Taylor Swift was up one to second with her self-titled debut. Phil Vassar debuted in third with "Prayer of a Common Man." James Otto remained fourth with "Sunset Man."
Only 7 albums in the top 25 have been on the chars for les than 23 weeks, and almost all of the 7 were in the top 10.
On the song chart, James Otto climbed to second with "Just Got Started Lovin' You," switching places with Trace Adkins' "You're Gonna Miss This." Taylor Swift remained fourth with "Picture To Burn," while Phil Vassar stayed fifth with "Love is a Beautiful Thing."
Blake Shelton was up 3 to 13 with "Home." Josh Gracin's "We Weren't Crazy" was up 3 to 20th. Alan Jackson was the biggest mover - the title track of his latest, "Good Time,' jumped 6 spots to 21. Trisha Yearwood moved into the top 25 at 25 with "This is Me You're Talking To."
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