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Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood Have Top Album and Song
Hank Williams III Makes Big Splash With Damn Right, Rebel Proud
Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney's Lucky Old Sun is Billboard's top country album for the second week, and Carrie Underwood's "Just a Dream" floats in to the No. 1 berth on the songs chart. The big surprise is that Hank Williams III's latest CD, Damn Right, Rebel Proud, outsells better-publicized new albums from chart veterans Lee Ann Womack and Craig Morgan.

Damn Right, Rebel Proud is this period's highest debuting album, checking in at No. 2 with Nielsen SoundScan-confirmed sales of nearly 20,000 copies. Womack's Call Me Crazy swoops in at No. 4, while Morgan's That's Why arrives at No. 8.

The week's other new albums are Waylon Jennings & the 357s' Waylon Forever (No. 28), Julianne Hough's EP, NBC Sounds of the Season: The Julianne Hough Collection (No. 60) and Anne Murray's Christmas Album (No. 71).

There are six first-time songs, led by Toby Keith's "God Love Her," which bows at No. 49. The others are Sarah Buxton's "Space" (No. 54), Jewel's "Till It Feels Like Cheating" (No. 57), Dean Brody's "Brothers" (No. 58), Matt Stillwell's "Shine" (No. 59) and James Otto's "These Are the Good Old Days" (No. 60).

Completing the Top 5 albums list are Sugarland's Love on the Inside (No. 3) and Taylor Swift (No. 5).

Songs No. 2 through No. 5 are Keith's "She Never Cried in Front of Me" (last week's champion), Taylor Swift's "Love Story," Chesney and the Wailers' "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven" and Tim McGraw's "Let It Go."

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