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Lady A, Underwood lead country charts

Friday, November 27, 2009 – Lady Antebellum stayed atop of the Billboard country song chart for the week ending Dec. 5 with Carrie Underwood's "Play On" first on the album chart.

Lady A stayed first on the song chart with Need You Now, the title track of their forthcoming CD out in January 2010. Luke Bryan's Do I was second, up one. Underwood was third with Cowboy Casanova, down one. Reba McEntire remained fourth with Consider Me Gone. Craig Morgan's was up one to fifth with Bonfire.

About the only mover on the top 30 was Brad Paisley's American Saturday Night, up 6 to 24.

On the album chart, the top five remained the same. Taylor Swift was second with "Fearless." Lady A was third with their self-titled debut. Tim McGraw stayed fourth with "Southern Voice," while Zac Brown Band was fifth with "The Foundation." Sugarland was sixth, up four, with "Gold and Green."

The "NOW That's What I Call A Country Christmas" was at 13, up 9. Rascal Flatts was up 3 to 23 with "Unstoppable." Kenny Chesney went from 42 to 38 with "Lucky Old Sun."

On the overall top 200, Underwood was 9, Swift 10, Swift's "Sound of the Seasons," which was not listed on the country album chart, 20, Lady Antebellum 23 and McGraw 27. Zac Brown Band was not listed on the top 200.

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