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Underwood, Keith occupy number one spots

Thursday, November 6, 2008 – Carrie Underwood isn't dreaming any more. She's number one yet again on the Billboard country song chart with Just a Dream for the week ending Nov. 15. This marks her second straight at the top. On the album chart, Toby Keith debuted in first with "That Don't Make Me a Bad Guy."

On the song chart, Taylor Swift was up one to second with Love Story, the first single from her next CD. The Zac Brown Band scooted up three spots to third with Chicken Fried. Tim McGraw was up one to fourth with Let It Go. Former number one She Never Cried In Front of Me by Keith slipped from second to fifth. Montgomery Gentry was two to sixth with Roll With Me, while Sugarland climbed two to seventh with Already Gone. Rascal Flatts' Here was up two to ninth. Craig Morgan was up 2 to 12th with Love Remembers. Jamey Johnson has a hit with In Color going from 16 to 13 in its 31st week on the charts. Lady Antebellum's second single, Lookin' For a Good Time, was up 3 to 14th. Alan Jackson jumped 4 spots to 15 with Country Boy, one spot ahead of Dierks Bentley's Feel That Fire, also up 4. Blake Shelton was up 3 to 18 with She Wouldn't Be Gone. Newcomer Randy Houser's first single, Anything Goes, was up 3 to 19. Pat Green jumped 5 spots to 20th with Let Me. Brooks & Dunn was up 6 places to 23 with Cowgirls Don't Cry. Lee Ann Womack moved into the top 25 - at 25th - with Last Call, up 3.

On the album chart, Rascal Flatts debuted in second with "Greatest Hits Volume 1." Kenny Chesney dipped to third from first, with "Lucky Old Sun." Sugarland was fourth, down one, with "Love on the Inside." Swift stayed fifth with her self-titled debut. Faith Hill jumped four spots to sixth with her holiday album "Joy to the World." Joey + Rory debuted in 10th with "The Life of a Song."

Last week's two big debuts - Womack's "Call Me Crazy" and Hank Williams III's "Damn Right Rebel Proud" both fell many spots. Womack was down from 4th to 13th, while Williams dropped from 2nd to 14th. Morgan's "That's Why" dropped from 8th to 22nd.

On the overall top 200, Keith was 5th, Rascal Flatts 6th, Chesney 10th, Sugarland 30th and Swift 34th.

While not on the country chart, Ryan Adams & The Cardinals' "Cardinology," debuted in 11th on the overall chart, selling about 41,000 units.

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