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Gilbert notches number one spot

Thursday, July 12, 2012 – Brantley Gilbert scored a number 1 hit on the Billboard Country Songs chart with You Don't Know Her Like I Do for the week ending July 21. Gilbert moved up from third, displacing Luke Bryan's Drunk On You, which fell to fifth. Kenny Chesney continued atop the Albums Chart with "Welcome to the Fishbowl."

On the songs chart, Eli Young Band was second again with Even If It Breaks Your Heart. Dierks Bentley inched up one to third with 5-1-5-0. Chesney was fourth with Come Over.

Little Big Town went from 24 to 20 with Pontoon. Tim McGraw debuted at 22 with his new single Truck Yeah. Miranda Lambert was 26th, up 3 with Fastest Girl in Town.

On the albums chart, Lionel Richie jumped from 9 to 2 with "Tuskegee." Bryan was third with "tailgates & tanlines" with Carrie Underwood fourth with "Blown Away" and Eric Church fifth with "Chief."

Zac Brown Band jumped from 17 to 8 with "You Get What You Give." Skylar Laine's "American Idol: Season 11: Highlights EP" debuted at 12. Jake Owens jumped from 28 to 21 with "Bearfoot Blue Jean Night." Scotty McCreery's "Clear As Day" also was up 7, to 22.

On the bluegrass album chart, Trampled By Turtles reclaimed the top spot again with "Stars and Satellites," switching spots with "Traveler" from Jerry Douglas. "Pick" by Keller Williams with the Travelin' McCourys debuted in third. "The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent" was fourth with "Paper Airplane" from Alison Krauss & Union Station fifth.

On the overall top 200 chart, Chesney was 8th, Richie 22nd, Bryan 24th, Underwood 35th and Church 37th.

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