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Currington, Lady Antebellum capture top spots

Thursday, March 11, 2010 – Billy Currington and Lady Antebellum claimed the top spots on the Billboard country songs and album chart for the week ending March 20 with That's How Country Boys Roll and "Need You Now" respectively.

On the song chart, Currington took over the number one spot from Josh Turner's Why Don't We Just Dance, which slipped to second. Blake Shelton was up one to third with Hillbilly Bone, featuring Trace Adkins. Florida native Easton Corbin was at fourth, up two, with A Little More Country Than That. Carrie Underwood was up two to fifth with Temporary Home.

Most of the songs in the top 30 only moved a few spots, but Jason Aldean's Crazy Town was up 6 to 30th.

On the album chart, Shelton debuted in second with "Hillbilly Bone." Danny Gorkey debuted in third with "My Best Days," while Corbin was fourth with his self-titled debut. Taylor Swift was down two to fifth with "Fearless."

Currington was one of the few artists with an album experiencing an uptick. "Little Bit of Everything" stood at 27th, up 4. Most albums were down three or fourth spots.

On the overall top 200 Lady A was once again first, moving up one; Shelton third, Gokey fourth, Corbin 10th and Swift 17th.

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