Country Music Charts: 2008 In Review

Monday, December 29, 2008

Reported by Billboard's December 20, 2008 issue, here is the year in ending charts with country music interest. Billboard's reportings are based off of sales.

Top 50 Artists

5. Taylor Swift

13. Carrie Underwood

21. Sugarland

34. George Strait

35. Rascal Flatts

36. Kenny Chesney

40. Brad Paisley

50. Garth Brooks

Top 200 Albums

5. Taylor Swift - Taylor Swift

9. Carnival Ride- Carrie Underwood

10. The Ultimate Hits-Garth Brooks

28. Still Feels Good-Rascal Flatts

29. Love on the Inside-Sugarland

30. Enjoy the Ride-Sugarland

39. Raising Sand-Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

49. Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates-Kenny Chesney

52. Reba Duets-Reba McEntire and Various Artists

58. Greatest Hits-Keith Urban

61. Troubador-George Strait

66. Fearless-Taylor Swift

67. Good Time-Alan Jackson

80. 5th Gear-Brad Paisley

82. 35 Biggest Hits-Toby Keith

87. 22 More Hits-George Strait

89. Some Hearts-Carrie Underwood

103. Everything Is Fine-Josh Turner

111. Lucky Old Sun-Kenny Chesney

112. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend-Miranda Lambert

132. Sunset Man-James Otto

134. Lady Antebellum-Lady Antebellum

143. Living Hard-Gary Allan

167. If You're Going Through Hell-Rodney Atkins

172. Let It Go-Tim McGraw

174. A Toby Keith Classic Christmas-Toby Keith

181. Greatest Hits Limited Edition-Tim McGraw

192. Beautiful Eyes (EP)-Taylor Swift

194. Julianne Hough-Julianne Hough

198. Learn to Live-Darius Rucker

Top New Country Artists

1. Lady Antebullum
2. Heidi Newfield
3. Julianne Hough
4. Ashton Shepherd
5. Zac Brown Band

Top Country Labels

1. Sony BMG
2. Universal Music Group
3. Capitol Nashville
4. Big Machine
5. Lyric Street

Hot Country Songs

1. Just Got Started Lovin' You-James Otto
2. I Saw God Today-George Strait
3. Small Town Southern Man-Alan Jackson
4. Don't Think I Don't Think About It-Darius Rucker
5. Home-Blake Shelton
6. Love Is A Bautiful Thing-Phil Vassar
7. You're Gonna Miss This-Trace Adkins
8. I Still Miss You-Keith Anderson
9. Cleaning This Gun-Rodney Atkins
10. I'm Still A Guy-Brad Paisley

Country Music MediaBase/Aircheck Charts, based off of radio airplay. These charts ran in the December 2008 edition.

Top 10 Country Songs

1. Just Got Started Lovin' You-James Otto
2. You're Gonna Miss This-Trace Adkins
3. Cleaning This Gun-Rodney Atkins
4. What Kinda Gone-Chris Cagle
5. I Saw God Today-George Strait
6. Small Town Southern Man-Alan Jackson
7. Letter To Me-Brad Paisley
8. Home-Blake Shelton
9. I'm Still A Guy-Brad Paisley
10. Love Is A Beautiful Thing-Phil Vassar

Top Overall Performers

1. Kenny Chesney
2. Brad Paisley
3. Carrie Underwood
4. Taylor Swift
5. George Strait

Top Female Performers

1. Carrie Underwood
2. Taylor Swift
3. Miranda Lambert
4. Kellie Pickler
5. Ashton Shepherd

Top Male Performers

1. Kenny Chesney
2. Brad Paisley
3. Carrie Underwood
4. Alan Jackson
5. Keith Urban

Top Group Performers

1. Rascal Flatts
2. Montgomery Gentry
3. Sugarland
4. Lady Antebellum
5. Brooks & Dunn

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