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Chesney, McGraw lead Billboard charts

Thursday, October 16, 2008 – Kenny Chesney was number 1 on the Billboard country song chart for the week ending Oct. 25 with Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven with The Wailers, while a very reluctant Tim McGraw topped the album chart with "Greatest Hits 3." McGraw released a statement on Tuesday saying the CD was an "embarrassment" when he was expecting to release new music.

On the song chart, Toby Keith remained second with She Never Cried in Front of Me. Carrie Underwood was up one to third with Just a Dream, while Darius Rucker's former number one, Don't Think I Don't Think About It, dropped from second to fourth. Remaining fifth was Kid Rock's All Summer Long. Four songs in the top 10 moved up 2 spots each: McGraw's Let It Go to sixth; Taylor Swift's Love Story to seventh, Sugarland's Already Gone to ninth and Montgomery Gentry's Roll With Me to 10th.

Tied for the biggest mover was Zac Brown Band's Chicken Fried, up 8 to 11th. Brad Paisley's duet with Keith Urban, Start a Band, was up 3 to 13th. Rascal Flatts was up 4 to 14 with Here. Kellie Pickler was up 4 to 21 with Don't You Know You're Beautiful.

The other big mover was Billy Currington with Don't, up 8 to 22nd. Newcomer Randy Houser was 23rd, up 4, with Anything Goes. Ashton Shepherd was up 5 to 24th with Sounds So Good. Blake Shelton climbed 7 spots to 25th with She Wouldn't Be Gone.

On the album chart, McGraw took over the top spot from Kellie Pickler's self-titled sophomore disc, which fell to fourth. Sugarland was second again with "Love on the Inside," while Rucker's "Learn to Live" stayed third. Swift was down one to fifth with her self-titled debut. Dan Evans, a contestant on America's Biggest Loser reality show, debuted in seventh with "Goin' All Out."

The biggest mover was Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' "Raising Sand," up 13 to 21st.

On the overall top 200, McGraw was 9th, Sugarland 20th, Rucker 27th, Pickler 34th and Swift 39th.

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