Sign up for newsletter
 

Different week at Billboard, same result: Brown, Rexha/FGL lead charts

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 – It's another week at the top for Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line as "Meant to Be" is first on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending March 24.

The top five on the songs chart remain the same with Thomas Rhett second with "Marry Me," Jason Aldean third with "You Make It Easy," Brown fourth with "Heaven" and Chris Stapleton fifth with "Broken Halos."

Brett Young's "Mercy" was at 23, up 8. Scotty McCreery debuted at 34 with "This Is It." Chris Young jumped 10 to 35 with "Hangin' On." Maren Morris debuted at 49 with "Rich" and Kacey Musgraves 50th with "Butterflies."

On the albums chart, Stapleton was second with "Traveller." Luke Bryan held fifth with "What Makes You Country." Rhett was fourth with "Life Changes" and Luke Combs fifth with "This One's For You."

Alan Jackson jumped 10 to 9 with "Precious Memories Collection." Blake Shelton stood at 13 with "Texoma Shore," up 5. Bryan was up 4 to 18 with "Crash My Party." Kelsea Ballerini was at 29 with "Unapologetically," up 3. Bryan's "Kill the Lights" moved up 6 to 30.

George Strait was at 33 with "Icon 2: George Strait." Brett Eldredge's self-titled disc was at 36, up 5. Garth Brooks' "The Ultimate Hits" was up 5 to 39. Taylor Swift was 40th with "Fearless," up 7. Morgan Wallen's self-titled EP was at 45 in its first week.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers held first with "The Long-Awaited Album." Alison Krauss was second with "Windy City." Bradley Walker's "Blessed: Hymns And Song of Faith" was third, one ahead of "Accomplice One" from Tommy Emmanuel CGP. The Wailin' Jennys rounded out the top five with "Fifteen."

On the Americana/Folk Albums chart, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats debuted in first with "Tearing At the Seams." Stapleton was second, third and fourth with "Traveller," "From a Room: Volume 1" and "From a Room: Volume 2." Joan Baez was second with "Whistle Down the Wind."

On the Billboard Top 200, Brown was 27th, "Traveller" 38th, Bryan 39th, Rhett 44th and Combs 53rd.

More news for Kane Brown

CD reviews for Kane Brown

Kane Brown CD review - Kane Brown
First look at the cover for Kane Brown's full-length debut album, and you may experience a "Homeboy" moment. The young man appears like the tattooed model for Eric Church's song of the same name. Although Brown is categorized as bro-country in some quarters, the actual music he makes is much better than you might expect. This is one case where you shouldn't judge the book by its cover. Although the album includes a lustful song like "Pull It Off," which is a »»»
Chapter 1 CD review - Chapter 1
Kane Brown is the latest singer to wear the "Future of Country" mantel. With ridiculous social media statistics for a 22-year-old singer and hit songs on iTunes, the buzz about Brown was so loud that Nashville had to take notice. Brown's "Chapter One" EP marks his major-label debut, and it demonstrates that he does have talent, even if the songs don't always show it. As a new artist stretching his wings, Brown tries to do too much vocally. Frequently, he dips his »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Pistol Annies hit the targets – Pistol Annies, the all-star trio comprised of Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, made the last stop of its short tour a downtown Los Angeles date. This was the last show, that is, until after the pregnant Presley gives birth to her child. Traveling in support of the act's third album "Interstate Gospel," these talented... »»»
Concert Review: Williams brings the joy back – It's not as if Lucinda Williams has been idle. Far from it this year, but 20 years on, Williams decided to trot out her masterpiece "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" as the centerpiece of her tour. Music and artist have held up exceedingly well. Williams had always been a well thought of performer, although she was not too big when it came... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time  Subscribe to Country News Digest  Follow Country Standard Time on twitter  Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook 

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Taylor uncovers the past, offering new perspectives Suffice it to say that the past has always loomed large throughout Chip Taylor's career. That's all the more obvious if only for the fact that Taylor wrote some of the biggest pop hits of the '60s, "Wild Thing"... »»»
Tyminski goes dark Dan Tyminski (known simply as "Tyminski" on his 2017 release "Southern Gothic") has traditional music roots and unassailable bluegrass street cred especially given his membership in Alison Krauss' Union Station. He is also a powerful songwriter and has been writing songs for himself and others for years now.... »»»
Washburn, Fleck create "Echoes" Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have powerhouse individual talents; each has followed an estimable career path to where they find themselves today: making complex, but spare, records, writing music together and touring with their son Juno. Their new release, "Echoes In The Valley" features mostly songs written by Fleck and Washburn, banjos, Washburn's strong vocals and very little else.... »»»
Christmas Everywhere CD review - Christmas Everywhere
Rodney Crowell's "Christmas Everywhere" is a (mostly) melancholy collection of songs, with Christmas time as its setting. It's a strong set of carefully worded tunes, set to widely varying musical backings.  »»»
Radio Hymns CD review - Radio Hymns
Songwriters Vanessa Olivarez and Elizabeth Elkins form the duo Granville Automatic, the name borrowed from a 19th Century typewriter. And, as you might guess, leaning on a name like that, they love to write about history. »»»
The Southern Ground Sessions CD review - The Southern Ground Sessions
Blackberry Smoke's "The Southern Ground Sessions" EP is five versions of songs from the band's recent "Find a Light" album, along with a cover of Tom Petty's "You Got Lucky," which also features vocalist/violinist Amanda Shires. »»»
Live at the Ryman CD review - Live at the Ryman
Jason Isbell didn't record this live effort at The Ryman Auditorium as a gesture to be country music's savior at The Mother Church of Country Music. The Alabama native's music is country-adjacent at best, more than it is traditional »»»
Chasing Butterflies CD review - Chasing Butterflies
Edward David Anderson is releasing his third solo album, having done five with Backyard Tire and three with Brother Jed. His solo efforts have been widely lauded, and this collection of tunes recorded in Muscle Shoals should bring plaudits too.  »»»
The Place That You Call Home CD review - The Place That You Call Home
The unusual name Ever More Nest is the project name for New Orleans-based, Shreveport, La.- raised singer-songwriter Kelcy Wilburn (aka Kelcy Mae). She has the poet's gift for lyrics and an engaging, lovely voice.  »»»