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Daily Archives: January 7, 2009

Country Singles Chart Summary – 1/7/09

billboard1The Hot Country Songs chart is back this week – and with plenty to talk about.  Contrary to my prediction in my last installment, Sugarland had not ‘already gone’ as high as they would with their latest as they hold the top spot.  Trace Adkins’ latest dittie ‘Marry For Money’ is the week’s Hot Shot Debut in a week where we see no less than 7 new tunes, and also 7 re-entries.  So, let’s roll up our sleeves and get started, shall we?

It’s a busy bunch at the bottom of the chart, with every song from 45 to 60 except one being a new song or a re-entry.  After months of airplay on CMT, Rehab charts for the first time at #60 with ‘Bartender Song’ – I assume it’s the version with Hank Williams Jr.  Other songs charting for the first time this week include Crystal Shawanda’s ‘My Roots Are Showing’ at #58, Steve Azar’s ‘You’re My Life’ at #57, and Point of Grace with ‘I Wish’ at #55.  Likewise, Craig Morgan’s ‘God Must Really Love Me’ makes its chart debut at #54 while former Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald’s solo offering, ‘How Do I Just Stop’ sneaks in at #53.  At #51 is Trent Tomlinson with ‘That’s How It Still Oughta Be’, and Trace Adkins has the Hot Shot Debut, landing at #49.  Re-entering the chart this week are titles from Tracy Lawrence, Steve Holy, Jamie O’Neal, Melissa Lawson, Jessica Andrews, Little Big Town, and Josh Gracin.  

Sugarland’s ‘Already Gone’ holds the top spot this week, making a major rebound after losing traction two weeks ago.  Rascal Flatts falls from the top spot to #2 with ‘Here’ and Brad Paisley and Keith Urban’s ‘Start A Band’ is inching its way to the top – at #3 this week.  ‘Chicken Fried’ from the Zac Brown Band falls one spot to #4, as does Montgomery Gentry’s ‘Roll With Me’, dropping to #5.  The latest tunes from Alan Jackson, Billy Currington, Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, and Kenny Chesney with Mac McAnally cap off the top 10 this week.

Have a look at the complete chart for yourself here.