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Taylor Swift is back in the country charts

Taylor Swift has made a return to the country charts for the first time since 2013.

The Blank Space singer was recently revealed as a writer on country group Little Big Town's latest single Better Man, which subsequently fuelled a surge in sales.

Industry experts Nielsen Music credit the buzz surrounding Taylor's involvement, and the band's Group of the Year win at the recent Country Music Association Awards (CMAs), for a 138 per cent increase in sales to 47,000 downloads sold. Better Man also hit the No.1 spot on iTunes.

This is Taylor's 20th appearance in the top 10 of the country music charts, and her second as a writer, according to Billboard. It also marks the first time she has been in the country music charts as a solo artist since her 10-week number one We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.

Better Man isn't Taylor's first collaboration with Little Big Town, an Alabama band comprised of Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook and Philip Sweet. They joined the singer onstage during her The 1989 World Tour at Heinz Field in June (15) in Pittsburgh, and she returned the favour by making a recent surprise appearance at their CMAs after-party.

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