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Reba grabs top spot

Thursday, December 24, 2009 – Reba McEntire notched another number 1 single as Consider Me Gone took over the top spot of the Billboard country song chart for the week ending Jan. 2, 2010. On the album chart, Taylor Swift was first with "Fearless" once again.

McEntire moved to the top by replacing longstanding number one Lady Antebellum's Need You Now. which is now second. Luke Bryan remained third with Do I. Dierks Bentley stayed fourth with I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes. Tim McGraw was up one to fifth with Southern Voice. Miranda Lambert jumped two spots to sixth with White Liar.

Josh Turner also climbed 2 spots, to 11, with Why Don't We Just Dance. The biggest mover was Carrie Underwood's new single, Temporary Home, which skyrocketed from 26 to 21. Zac Brown Band's latest, Highway 20 Ride was at 27, up 2.

On the album chart, Underwood stayed second with "Play On," Lady Antebellum third with their self-titled debut and McGraw fourth with "Southern Voice." Zac Brown Band's "The Foundation" was up one to fifth.

The remainder of the chart showed little movement. Brad Paisley shot up from 19 to 14 with "American Saturday Night." The "NOW That's What I Call Country Christmas" moved from 25 to 22. Phil Vassar debuted at 29 with "Traveling Circus."

On the overall top 200, Swift was 4th, Underwood 5th, Lady Antebellum 16th, Swift's "Sounds of the Season" 24th and McGraw 27th.


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CD review - My Chains Are Gone It's so good to hear Reba McEntire's gospel album so soon after Carrie Underwood released the similar "My Savior." While Underwood's release may have been her country-ist album – ever, perhaps – McEntire has strayed far less often from her traditional music roots. With "My Chains Are Gone," McEntire gives us a selection of songs she – like Underwood – grew up singing. Therefore, she knows them all like the back of her hand, the way ...
CD review - Stronger Than the Truth The beauty of Reba McEntire's albums flows from her way with a phrase, knowing when to modulate to carry us deeper into sadness or joy and when to pull back when she wants us to listen quietly to the lessons of a tear falling. Her songs can also urge us to scamper across the dance floor to twin fiddles, celebrating the exhilarating freedom of the moment or the satisfaction of breakup from a messy relationship. This album follows the end of McEntire's marriage to her manager. ...
CD review - My Kind of Christmas (expanded version) Reba McEntire's "My Kind of Christmas," is essentially the same album, with the same title, she released a while back through Cracker Barrel. The project is mostly comprised of the country Wonder Woman's strong singing voice, backed by acoustic piano. The new wrinkle in this expanded edition, though, is a bevy of guest vocalists. These guest spots are so good, it's worth the extra bucks to get the full package. Reba is joined by the dynamic husband and wife team, Vince ...


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