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Darius Rucker Takes Top Album Spot
Easton Corbin Savors His Second No. 1 Song, "Roll With It"
Darius Rucker
Darius Rucker
Switch on the applause sign for Darius Rucker as his Charleston, SC 1966 rockets into the No. 1 spot on Billboard's country albums chart. (The title refers to his hometown and year of birth). In its first week out, the album sold a resounding 100,745 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

There's also a new champ on the songs chart: Easton Corbin's "Roll With It." It's the singer's second chart-topper, the first having been "A Little More Country Than That."

In addition to Rucker's, there are seven more new albums to spotlight: The Band Perry's self-titled CD (which enters at No. 2 on first-week sales of 52,500 units), Lady Antebellum's A Merry Little Christmas EP (No. 6) and Trace Adkins' The Definitive Greatest Hits: Til the Last Shot's Fired (No. 12), along with Aaron Watson's The Road & the Rodeo (No. 25), the Secret Sisters' self-titled collection (No. 28), Whitey Morgan and the 78's self-titled (No. 64) and Mel Tillis' comedy album, You Ain't Gonna Believe This (No. 75).

No new songs, sorry to say, but two titles return to the fray: Ashley Gearing's "When You Think About Us" (No. 59) and Kid Rock's "Born Free" (No. 60).

Completing the Top 5 albums lineup, in descending order, are: Kenny Chesney's Hemingway's Whiskey, the Zac Brown Band's You Get What You Give and Toby Keith's Bullets in the Gun (last week's No. 1).

The No. 2 through No. 5 songs are Rucker's "Come Back Song," Sugarland's "Stuck Like Glue," Josh Turner's "All Over Me" (last week's No. 1) and Chesney's"The Boys of Fall."

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