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McGraw, Swift lead charts

Thursday, January 21, 2010 – Tim McGraw reachd the top of the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending Jan. 30 with Southern Voice, taking over from Reba McEntire's Consider Me Gone, which fell to fifth. Taylor Swift led the album chart with "Fearless."

Dierks Bentley remained second on the song chart with I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes. Jason Aldean was up from sixth to third with The Truth. Miranda Lambert held fourth with White Liar.

Brad Paisley's American Saturday Night was up two to eighth. Billy Currington broke into the top 10 - at 10 - with That's How Country Boys Roll, which had been 11th.

Toby Keith inched up from 13 to 11 with Cryin' For Me (Wayman's Song). Keith Urban was at 12, up 2, with 'Til Summer Comes Around. Temporary Home from Carrie Underwood was at 13, up 3. Jason Michael Carroll's Hurry Home was at 15, up 2. Hillbilly Bone from Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins went from 18 to 16. Newcomer Easton Corbin's A Little More Country Than That reached 17, up 2. Zac Brown Band's Highway 20 Ride moved from 20 to 18. Kellie Pickler also was up 2, to 19 , with Didn't You Know How Much I Love You.

The biggest mover was Swift, whose Fearless jumped from 29 to 20. Lady Antebellum was at 23, up 4, with American Honey. Eric Church's Hell on the Heart was up 2 to 26. Joe Nichols' new single Gimmie That Girl was at 28, up 2. Chris Young was at 29, up 2, with The Man I Want to Be. The new single from Alan Jackson, It's Just That Way, stood at 30, up 2.

Elsewhere on the album chart, the second through fifth albums remained the same: Lady Antebellum second with their self-titled debut; Underwood third with "Play On," Zac Brown Band fourth with "The Foundation" and Aldean fifth with "Wide Open."

Jamey Johnson's "That Lonesome Song" rose from 22 to 18 in its 76th week on the charts. Big & Rich's "Greatest Hits" moved from 43 to 40. There was little movement elsewhere in the top 40.

On the overall top 200, Swift was 8th , Lady Antebellum 14th , Underwood 16th, Zac Brown Band 24th and Aldean 30th.

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