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Underwood, Aldean lead charts

Thursday, May 17, 2012 – Carrie Underwood had the best selling CD in the U.S. for the week ending May 26 on the Billboard charts with "Blown Away." Jason Aldean moved to the top of the Country Songs chart with Fly Over States, which traded places with now number two Over You by Miranda Lambert.

On the album chart, Lionel Richie stayed second with "Tuskegee" and Luke Bryan third with "tailgates & tanlines." Rascal Flatts jumped four to fourth with "Changed." Eric Church was fifth with "Chief."

Turnpike Troubadours debuted at 14 with "Goodbye Normal Street," 1 ahead of Pat Green's "Songs We Wished We'd Written Volume 2." Thompson Square's self-titled debut was at 34, up 3.

On the songs chart, Kip Moore jumped to third with Somethin' 'Bout a Truck, up two. Zac Brown Band remained fourth with No Hurry, while Underwood moved up two to fifth with Good Girl. Luke Bryan's Drunk On You made into the top 10, at 9, climbing a few spots. Brantley Gilbert stood at 10 with You Don't Know Her Like I Do, up 3.

Dierks Bentley was 19th, up 3, with 5-1-5-0. Duo Love And Theft are moving up the charts with Angel Eyes, now at 21, up 3. Keith Urban also was up 3 spots - to 23 - with For You. Thompson Square's latest, Glass, stood at 25, up 3. Newcomer Thomas Rhett was one behind with Something To Do With My Hands. Alan Jackson's So You Don't Have to Love Me held the 28th spot, up 3. Easton Corbin's new single, Lovin' You Is Fun, jumped 4 to 30.

On the bluegrass albums chart, Trampled By Turtles still ruled with "Stars And Satellites." "The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent" was second. "Leaving Eden" by Carolina Chocolate Drops" was third, up 3. "Paper Airplane" by Alison Krauss & Union Station was fourth, up one. Punch Brothers were fifth with "Who's Feeling Young Now?"

On the overall top 200, Underwood was 1st, Richie third, Bryan 10th, Rascal Flatts 15th and Church 19th.


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