Chesney, Krauss & Union Station top charts
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Chesney, Krauss & Union Station top charts

Thursday, April 28, 2011 – Kenny Chesney assumed the top spot on the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending May 7 with Live a Little. Chesney displaced This by Darius Rucker, which fell to fifth. On the CD chart, Alison Krauss & Union Station stayed first with "Paper Airplane."

Sara Evans was second on the Country Songs chart with A Little Bit Stronger, up two. Miranda Lambert stayed second with Heart Like Mine in third. Jerrod Niemann was up two to fourth with What Do You Want.

The remainder of the top 30 showed very little change. Dierks Bentley's Am I the Only One was up 3 to 23rd. The biggest over by far was Jason Aldean's Dirt Road Anthem, up 6 to 25. Trace Adkins broke into the top 30 with Just Fishin at 30, sliding up 2.

On the album chart, Aldean held onto the second spot with "My Kinda Party." Taylor Swift moved up two to third with "Speak Now." The "Country Strong" soundtrack was down to fourth. Zac Brown Band dropped one place to fifth with "You Get What You Give."

"Hits Alive" from Brad Paisley jumped 4 to 23. Carrie Underwood's "Play On" was a big mover, going from 34 to 26. Toby Keith's "Bullets in the Gun" was at 33, up 3.

On the bluegrass album chart, Alison Krauss & Union Station remained first. Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers once again were second with "Rare Bird Alert," and ditto for Bentley, who was third with "Up on the Ridge." Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Del McCoury Band were up one to fifth with "American Legacies," switching spots with "Palomino" by Trampled by Turtles.

On the overall top 200 chart, Krauss & Union Station were 6th, Aldean 13th, Swift 17th, "Country Strong" 23rd and Zac Brown Band 25th.

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