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Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift top Billboard country music charts

Thursday, September 6, 2007 – Garth Brooks returned to the top of the Billboard country song chart with "More Than a Memory," debuting at number one in its first week, while Taylor Swift once again was at the head of the pack on the album chart for the week ending Sept. 15 with her self-titled debut.

Brooks replaced Rodney Atkins' "These Are My People," which fell to second. The new single is from a greatest hits package with several new songs out in November.

Rascal Flatts was up one to third with "Take Me There." Reba McEntire's duet with Kelly Clarkson, "Because of You," fell from second to fourth, while Brooks & Dunn remained fifth with "Proud of the House We Built."

Carrie Underwood's first single from her upcoming second disc, "So Small," was down 2 to 13, while Kenny Chesney's second single from his disc out Tuesday, "Don't Blink," was up 2 to 14th.

The only other new song in the top 25 was Montgomery Gentry's "What Do Ya Think About That" in 25th up 1.

On the album chart, Swift sold 26,818 units for the week, her seventh straight at number 1.

Lyle Lovett And His Large Band debuted in second with "It's Not Big It's Large," selling about 25,000 units. Tim McGraw's "Let It Go" was up two to third, while Brad Paisley remained in fourth with "5th Gear." Underwood's "Some Hearts" was up one to fifth.

Atkins' "If You're Going Through Hell" was up 4 to 14th. Montgomery Gentry was up 4 to 25th with "Some People Change."

On the overall top 200, Swift was 15th, Lovett 18th, McGraw 31st, Paisley 37th and Underwood 46th.


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