Jamey Johnson debuts at top of country chart
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Jamey Johnson debuts at top of country chart

Thursday, September 23, 2010 – Jamey Johnson had the biggest selling country CD in the U.S. this past week with "The Guitar Song," topping the Billboard Country Albums chart for the week ending Oct. 2. Lady Antebellum once again led the song chart with Our Kind of Love.

Johnson took over the top from Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now," which slipped to second. "NOW That's What I Call Country" debuted in third. Zac Brown Band was down two to fourth with "The Foundation," one place ahead of Miranda Lambert's "The Revolution," which was down two. Joey + Rory debuted in 9th with "Album Number Two," one ahead of James Otto's new disc, "Shake What God Gave Ya."

Jewel's "Sweet and Wild" jumped 6 to 32nd.

On the song chart, Kenny Chesney was up one to second with The Boys of Fall. Josh Turner was at third, up two, with All Over Me. Easton Corbin also moved up two, to fourth - with Roll With It. Former number one Pretty Good At Drinkin' Beer by Billy Currington was down three to third. Three other songs were up three places: Darius Rucker's Come Back Song at sixth, Little Big Town's Little White Church at seven and Sugarland's Stuck Like Blue at ninth.

Rodney Atkins was at 11 with Farmer's Daughter, up 3. Zac Brown Band's song with Alan Jackson, As She's Walking Away was up 3 to 13. Carrie Underwood's new single, Mama's Song, jumped 5 places to 21. Chris Young was up 4 to 25 with Voices. Eric Church also moved up 4, to 26, with Smoke a Little Smoke. Keith Urban debuted at 29th with Put You in a Song.

Once again on the bluegrass chart, Dierks Bentley led with "Up on the Ridge."

On the overall top 200 chart, Johnson was 4th, Lady Antebellum 21st, "NOW" 22nd, Zac Brown Band 28th and Lambert 36th.

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