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Swift continues atop country chart

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 – Taylor Swift's "Fearless" will be the top selling country disc when the Billboard charts are released Thursday. The second full-length studio disc from Swift is the second best selling album in the U.S. behind Britney Spears' "Circus."

Faith Hill was number 2 on the country chart and 13 overall with her Christmas disc, "Joy to the World." Elvis Presley's "Christmas Duets" was third on the country chart and 17 on the overall Billboard 200 chart. The set contains duets of Presley and mainly current country singers including Carrie Underwood.

Montgomery Gentry will enjoy its fifth number one on Hot Country Songs with Roll With Me going from three to one and ahead of last week's chart topper Chicken Friend by Zac Brown Band in its 20th chart week. This is Montgomery Gentry's second straight number one and fifth overall. Back When I Knew It All also reached the top.

Hill's single A Baby Changes Everything becomes her fourth number 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart this week and her first since 2002's Cry.

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Part Behind The Music style documentary and part concert film, Taylor Swift's new Blu-ray release offers an interesting hybrid approach to the typical live performance video - an approach that hits more than it misses. "Journey To Fearless" focuses on Swift's meteoric rise from aspiring grade-school singer/songwriter to award-winning country and pop megastar while sprinkling in live performances. Hardcore Swift fans will find a lot to love on this single-disc set (which is also ...
CD review - Speak Now Taylor Swift has made the best CD of her young career with her fourth CD. The biggest difference is that Swift's singing, spotty on previous releases and live performances, is far far superior here. Swift wrote all 14 songs here, which like her other albums tend to deal with relationships that have gone south. Swift's songwriting always has been one of her strengths, and that continues to be the case here - both lyrically and musically. Put simply, Swift knows a lot about penning ...
CD review - Fearless Taylor Swift took the county world by storm with her huge selling debut and its five hit singles. With a huge marketing push and myspace, Swift was on her way. Kind of like an Avril Lavigne for the teen female country set. Sophomore slump? There's no indication of that. Swift once again writes her material - all 13 songs here with help sometimes from Liz Rose, Colbie Caillat and John Rich. Swift writes of what she knows about - relationships and teen love come and gone in songs speak to her fans. ...

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