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Kenny Chesney debuts in first

Thursday, October 23, 2008 – Kenny Chesney's "Lucky Old Sun" is the best selling CD in the country on the Billboard charts for the week ending Nov. 1. Chesney's latest sold 176,000 units. This is Chesney's chart topper on the overall charts and eighth on country. But this is Chesney's lowest sales debut for a studio album since 1999's "Everywhere We Go" sold 30,000 to come in at 51. With his next 5 studio albums between 2002 and 2007, four started with sales exceeding 300,000. The smallest selling disc was 2002's "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems" at- 235,000.

Toby Keith took over the top of the country song chart with She Never Cried in Front of Me, with Chesney's former number one with The Wailers Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven slipping to second.

On the country album chart, Chesney displaced Tim McGraw's "Greatest Hits 3," which fell to fourth. Billy Currington debuted in second with "Little Bit of Everything." Sugarland dropped one spot to third with "Love on the Inside." Darius Rucker was fifth, down two, with "Learn to Live."

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' "Raising Sand" had another big week, up 12 to 9, even though the CD has been out for 52 weeks. The disc benefited from a TV appearance by the duo. Little Big Town reentered the charts with "A Place to Land," which was reissued by its new label Capitol Nashville.

Elvis Presley's "Christmas Duets," songs featuring his recording paired with a new recording from the likes of Carrie Underwood and Sara Evans, debuted in 13th.

Underwood stayed third on the song chart with Just a Dream. Taylor Swift jumped from seventh to fourth with Love Story. Rucker was down one to fifth with Don't Think I Don't Think About It. Newcomers Zac Brown Band jumped four spots to seventh with Chicken Fried. Currington was up 3 places to 19 with Don't The biggest mover was Alan Jackson whose Country Boy jumped 8 spots to 20th. Dierks Bentley's new single Feel That Firewas up 4 to 25.

On the overall top 200 chart, Currington was 13th, Sugarland 18th, McGraw 25th and Rucker 28th.

While not listed on the Billboard country charts, Lucinda Williams debuted in 9th with "Little Honey."

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