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Swift, Paisley top charts

Thursday, January 15, 2009 – Brad Paisley notched another number one single on the Billboard song chart with Start a Band, his song with Keith Urban, while Taylor Swift stayed atop the overall top 200 and country album chart for the week ending Jan. 24 with "Fearless."

Paisley jumped from third to first, replacing Sugarland's Already Gone, which slipped to third. Rascal Flatts was down one to third with Here. Billy Currington moved from seventh to fourth with Don't. Alan Jackson's Country Boy was up one to fifth. Toby Keith moved into the top 10 - at 10th, up 3 - with God Love Her.

Swift jumped from 20 to 15 with her second single from "Fearless," White Horse. Rodney Atkins was up 3 to 24 with It's America, and Josh Turner was at 25, up 1, with Everything Is Fine.

On the album chart, Swift also was second with her self-titled debut up one to second. Sugarland was third, up one, with "Love on the Inside." Rascal Flatts was up one to fourth with "Greatest Hits Volume 1," while the Zac Brown Band's "The Foundation" was up to fifth. Jamey Johnson moved up three to seventh with "That Lonesome Song." Lady Antebellum was also up three, to eighth, with their self-titled debut. Jackson moved up 4 to 14 with "Good Time." Miranda Lambert's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," was 15, up 6. Joey + Rory's "The Life of a Song" jumped from 28 to 18.

On the overall top 200, Swift's debut was 27th, Sugarland 33rd, Rascal Flatts 35th and Zac Brown Band 42nd.


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