Chris Young, Lady A continue topping charts
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Chris Young, Lady A continue topping charts

Thursday, May 20, 2010 – Lady Antebellum topped the Billboard country album chart for the week ending May 29 with "Need You Now," while Chris Young stayed first on the song chart for the second straight week with The Man I Want to Be.

Zac Brown Band was second on the album chart, up one, with "The Foundation." Miranda Lambert's "Revolution" climbed one place, while Taylor Swift inched up two spots to fourth with "Fearless." Carrie Underwood held in fifth with "Play On."

Laura Bell Bundy's "Achin' And Shakin" moved from 13 to 10. Luke Bryan was at 11, up 4, with "Doin' My Thing." Easton Corbin's self-titled debut was up 5 to 15. Chris Young stood at 16, up 3, with "The Man I Want to Be." Matt Kennon debuted at 19 with his self-titled disc. Eric Church was at 32, up 3, with "Carolina."

On the bluegrass chart, Dailey & Vincent's "Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers" was first with Carolina Chocolate Drops second with "Genuine Negro Jig." Trampled By Turtles was third with "Palomino."

The country song chart found Joe Nichols again second with Gimmie That Girl and Kenny Chesney third with Ain't Back Yet. Lambert was fourth, up one, with The House That Built Me. At fifth, up one, was George Strait's I Gotta Get to You. Jason Aldean broke into the top 10 with Crazy Town up two to ninth.

Underwood's new single Undo It, was up 4 to 19. Little Big Town's Little White Church came in at 22, up 4. Blake Shelton's All About Tonight was 23, up 4 while Zac Brown Band was at 25, up 6, with Free. Uncle Kracker's Smile moved from 29 to 26. The biggest mover by far was Keith Urban's I'm In, skyrocketing from 52 to 29. Josh Turner closed out the top 30 with All Over Me up 3 to 30.

On the overall top 200 album chart, Lady A 2nd, Zac Brown Band, 20th Lambert 21st, Swift 30th and Underwood 31st. The Court Yard Hounds were 12th, but not listed on the country chart.

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