Lady A, Corbin and Brice Lead Recent Lists

Lady Antebellum will close out a huge 2010 atop several of Billboard’s year-end charts. The Capitol trio earned the No. 1 spot on the Top Country Album Artists chart, the Top Country Albums chart for Need You Now, the Hot Country Songs Artists recap, the Country Digital Songs list with “Need You Now” and overall Top Country Artists.

Easton Corbin was named Top New Country Artist of the Year in Billboard’s year-end charts, followed by The Band Perry and Lee Brice. Top Country Male honors go to Jason Aldean and the Top Female Country artist is Taylor Swift.

Brice’s record-breaking “Love Like Crazy,” which spent 56 weeks on the Hot Country Songs chart, ended up as the most heard song of 2010 in the Hot Country Songs recap. He is followed by Luke Bryan’s “Rain Is A Good Thing” and Josh Turner’s “Why Don’t We Just Dance.”

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According to a Harris Interactive survey commissioned by Reader’s Digest, American mayors picked two songs with optimistic messages more than any other to describe their mindsets. Getting the highest percentage of votes with 47% was Easton Corbin’s “Roll With It.” In second place with 41% of the vote was Eminem’s “Not Afraid.”

The survey included mayors of 200 cities with populations of 30,000 or more. In addition to questions on economic issues, participants were presented with four song choices and asked which best captured their current attitudes. Rounding out the choices were Maroon 5’s “Misery” and Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.”

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