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Friday
Dec142012

"Billboard" Reveals Year-End Country Charts for 2012

Big Machine RecordsBillboard has revealed their year-end chart numbers for 2012, and Taylor Swift is sitting atop the Country Albums tally with nearly three million copies of Red sold this year. Taylor is also Billboard's #1 Country Artist of 2012.

When it comes to top artists on Billboard's Country Songs chart, Luke Bryan reigns supreme, thanks to his three hits on the year-end Country Songs chart -- "Drunk on You," "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" and "I Don't Want This Night to End." Luke's album, tailgates & tanlines, is also second behind Taylor among this year's bestselling country albums.

Josh Turner tops the year-end Country Songs chart with "Time Is Love." Brantley Gilbert takes the second spot with "You Don't Know Her Like I Do," and Brantley's girlfriend, Jana Kramer, is at #3 with "Why Ya Wanna." Dustin Lynch scored the #4 hit of the year with "Cowboys and Angels," while Gloriana hits #5 on the year-end chart with "(Kissed You) Good Night."

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