Sugarland Takes Top Song Slot With “It Happens”

Hannah Montana: The Movie Is Still No. 1 Country Album

How sweet it is! After a mere 13 weeks on Billboard’s country songs chart, Sugarland’s “It Happens” vaults into the No. 1 circle. On the country albums side, the soundtrack to Hannah Montana: The Movie settles into its third week at the top.

There are no new albums to report, but four titles return to the chart: Tim McGraw’s Limited Edition: Greatest Hits: Volumes 1, 2 & 3 (No. 67), Richie McDonald’s I Turn to You (No. 70), Jewel’s Perfectly Clear (No. 72) and the Randy Rogers Band’s self-titled project (No. 74).

Songs cracking out of the egg are Brooks & Dunn’s “Indian Summer” (No. 48), Trace Adkins’ “All I Ask for Anymore” (No. 51), Taylor Swift’s “The Best Day” (No. 56) and Heidi Newfield’s “What Am I Waiting For” (No. 57).

Adkins’ “Til the Last Shot’s Fired” re-enters at No. 60.

Rounding out the Top 5 albums, in descending order, are Rascal FlattsUnstoppable, Taylor Swift’s Fearless, Jason Aldean’s Wide Open and Keith Urban’s Defying Gravity.

Trailing Sugarland’s blue ribbon within the Top 5 songs are Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis“I Told You So,” Aldean’s “She’s Country” (last week’s No. 1), Brad Paisley’s “Then” and Urban’s “Kiss a Girl.”

Edward Morris is a veteran of country music journalism. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and is a frequent contributor to