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Underwood moves to top of chart

Thursday, November 13, 2014 – Carrie Underwood tops the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Nov. 22 with "Something in the Water," while Jason Aldean leads the Top Country Albums chart with "Old Boots, New Dirt."

Underwood jumped from fifth to first, knocking Sam Hunt's "Leave the Night On" out of the number one spot. Hunt is third, one behind Aldean's "Burnin' It Down." Little Big Town is fourth, up five, with "Day Drinking." Blake Shelton is fifth with "Neon Light." "Shotgun Rider" from Tim McGraw was seventh, up three.

Florida Georgia Line stood at 17 with "Sun Daze," up 3. Brett Eldredge climbed into the top 25 with "Mean To Me," which was at 24, up 2.

On the albums chart, many albums benefitted from the effect of appearing on the Country Music Association Awards show last week.

Aldean took over for Sam Hunt's "Montevallo," which slipped to fourth. Florida Georgia Line was second with "Anything Goes." Brantley Gilbert jumped 10 spots to third with "Just As I Am." He benefitted from a 99-cent sale price on the disc. Shelton's "Bringing Back the Sunshine" was fifth, up three. Miranda Lambert jumped from 21 to 15 with "Platinum. The Doobie Brothers debuted at seven with "Southbound."

Chase Rice's "Ignite the Night" moved up 4 to 14. Shelton's last release, "Based on a True Story..." was up from 24 to 16. Lee Brice was at 20th, up five, with "I Don't Dance." Brad Paisley was up seven to 21 with "Moonshine in the Trunk." "Christmas With Nashville" from various artists on the TV show "Nashville" debuted at 23. Keith Urban jumped 12 to 25 with "Fuse."

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn lead with their self-titled disc. Greensky Bluegrass was second with "If Sorrows Swim," The Isaacs third with "The Living Years," Nickel Creek fifth with "A Dotted Line" and Alan Jackson sixth with "The Bluegrass Album."

On the overall top 200, Aldean was 4th, Florida Georgia Line 6th, Gilbert 9th, Hunt 10th and Shelton 11th.

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