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Underwood, Chesney lead Billboard country charts

Thursday, October 30, 2008 – Carrie Underwood rests at the top of the Billboard country song chart for the week ending Nov. 8 with Just a Dream, moving up a few spots and taking over from Toby Keith's She Never Cried in Front of Me, which slipped to second. Kenny Chesney's "Lucky Old Sun" continued at number one on the album chart.

Taylor Swift's new single Love Story moved up one to third, while Chesney's former number one with The Wailers, I>Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven, dropped to fourth. Tim McGraw was up one to fifth with Let It Go. The Zac Brown Band was up one to sixth with Chicken Fried. Brad Paisley's duet with Keith Urban, Start a Band, cracked the top 10 by moving up 3 spots to 10th.

Bucky Covington was up 3 spots to 12th with I'll Walk. Dierks Bentley was a big mover with Feel That Fire up 5 places to 20th. Trace Adkins cracked the top 25 - at 24, up 2 - with Muddy Water, the first single from his upcoming release "X." Pat Green was in 25th with Let Me.

On the album chart, Hank Williams III debuted in second with "Damn Right Rebel Proud." Sugarland stayed third with "Love on the Inside." Lee Ann Womack debuted in fourth with "Call Me Crazy," Swift was in fifth, up one with her self-titled debut. Underwood jumped five spots to seventh with "Carnival Ride." Craig Morgan debuted in eighth with "That's Why."

On the overall top 200 album chart, Chesney was 4th after being first last night (AC/DC took over the top spot with "Black Ice"), Williams 18th, Sugarland 19th, Womack 23rd and Swift 29th.

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