Chesney, Hannah Montana top Billboard charts
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Chesney, Hannah Montana top Billboard charts

Thursday, June 18, 2009 – Kenny Chesney is first on the Billboard country songs chart for the week ending June 27 with Out Last Night, while "Hannah Montana: The Movie," the soundtrack to Miley Cyrus' new film, stayed first on the album chart.

Chesney switched spots with Brad Paisley's Then which slipped to second. Dierks Bentley was up two to third with Sideways. Keith Urban's Kiss a Girl was down one to fourth, as was Zac Brown Band's Whatever It Is in fifth.

There was a lot of movement on the charts this week. Billy Currington jumped four spots to seventh with People Are Crazy. Taylor Swift was up one to eighth with You Belong to Me, and Darius Rucker's Alright jumped five places to ninth.

Rascal Flatts went from 16 to 12 with Summer Nights. Randy Houser's hit single, Boots On, moved up 3 to 14. Kellie Pickler's Best Days of Your Life also was up 3 to 15, while Blake Shelton was at 16, up 4, with I'll Just Hold On.

Justin Moore was at 18, up 3, with Small Town USA. Jack Ingram was at 19, up 3, with Barefoot And Crazy, and George Strait was at 20, up 4, with Living For the Night. Brooks & Dunn were at 22 with Indian Summer, up 3. Darryl Worley's Sounds Like Life to Me was 23, up 3. Jason Aldean was at 24, up 5, with Big Green Tractor. New group Love And Theft broke into the top 25, at 25, with Runaway, up 2.

On the album chart, Swift was up one to second with "Fearless," switching spots with Chesney's "Greatest Hits II." Rascal Flatts remained fourth with "Unstoppable" and Zac Brown Band fifth with "The Foundation." Rucker was up three to seventh with "Learn to Live."

Tracy Lawrence debuted in 20th with "The Rock."

On the overall top 200, Hannah Montana was 7th, Swift 11th, Chesney 13th, Rascal Flatts 14th and Zac Brown Band 16th.

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