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Rodney Atkins goes to the top

Monday, January 15, 2007 – Rodney Atkins has gone to the top of the charts once again. Atkins, who lit up the charts last year, spending four weeks at number one with the title track from his newly RIAA-certified gold album, "If You're Going Through Hell," topped the charts again, this time with "Watching You," a tribute to his 5-year-old son, Elijah.

"I couldn't be more proud to have this song I wrote about me and my son go number one," said Atkins. "I'm blessed with an incredible family and with the success we're having, the support of country radio and the fans - these are the best days of my life."

Elijah is also featured with Atkins in the video for the song, which currently sits at number 1 on the CMT Top 20 Countdown. Meanwhile, the album, which debuted in first on the Billboard country albums chart and third on the all-genre Top 200, continues its strong sales, remaining in Billboard's top 5.

Atkins took over the top of the charts from Brad Paisley's "She's Everything."

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