Dixie Chicks take long way back to the top
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Dixie Chicks take long way back to the top

Thursday, February 22, 2007 – A big night at the Grammys led the Dixie Chicks to seize the top spot on the Billboard country album chart for the week ending March 3. The Chicks, who won 5 Grammys, vaulted from 11 to 1st, displacing Jason Michael Carroll's debut disc, "Waitin' In The Country," which dropped to 9th.

On the song chart, "It Just Comes Natural" by George Strait remained first.

The second, third and fourth spots remained the same with Rodney Atkins' former number one "Watching You' in second, Trace Adkins' "Ladies Love Country Boys" in third and Keith Urban's "Stupid Boy" in fourth. Carroll was up one to fifth with "Alyssa Lies." Toby Keith's new single, "High Maintenance Woman," was up 4 to 18th in its 3rd week on the chart.

On the album chart, Carrie Underwood's "Some Hearts" and Rascal Flatts' "Me And My Gang" stayed two-three. Urban's "Love, Pain & the whole crazy thing" was up one to fourth, switched places with Atkins' "If You're Going Through Hell."

On the overall top 200 album chart, the Chicks were 8th, up from 72nd; Underwood 13th, up 6; Rascal Flatts 17th, Urban 27th and Atkins 38th.

Lucinda Williams debuted in 14th on the overall chart with "West," selling about 57,000 units, but she was not included on the country chart. This was Williams' highest debut in more than two decades of making music. West scanned 57,452 copies. Her previous high points were in 2003 when her Grammy-nominated album "World Without Tears" debuted at at 18 and sold 53,783 copies in its first week.

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