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Aldean, Rexha/FGL again lead Billboard charts

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 – Jason Aldean was first on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with "Rearview Town" for the week ending May 19. "Meant to Be," the uber hit from Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line again topped the Hot Country Songs chart.

Kane Brown and Jason Aldean were again two-three with "Heaven" and "You Make It Easy" respectively .Luke Combs was fourth with "One Number Away. Dan + Shay was fifth with "Tequila." Combs also held the sixth spot with "Beautiful Crazy" in its debut week.

Kenny Chesney was eighth with "Get Along," up three. Carrie Underwood was at 17 with "Cry Pretty," up 3. Dan + Shay were also at 29 with "All To Myself in its debut week. Old Dominion was 40th with "Hotel Key," up 4. Dustin Lynch debuted at 44 with "Good Girl." Aldean debuted at 46 with "Drowns the Whiskey," which features Miranda Lambert. Chris Stapleton debuted at 48 with "Millionaire," followed by two Kacey Musgraves songs, "Butterflies" and "Space Cowboy," both in their first weeks.

On the albums chart, Combs was second, up three, with "This One's For You." Last week's number one, "Graffiti U" from Urban, fell to third. Brown's self-titled disc was fourth with Thomas Rhett fifth with "Life Changes."

Jon Pardi was 11th with "California Sunrise," up 3. So was Musgraves' Golden Hour" at 12, Florida Georgia Lines' "Dig Your Roots" at 13 and Sam Hunt's "Montevallo" at 14.

The Lacs debuted at 24 with "Dirt Rock." Taylor Swift was 38th with "Red," up 3. Eric Church's "Mr. Misunderstood" was up 3 to 40.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Trampled by Turtles debuted in first with "Life on the Open Road." Old Crow Medicine Show was second with "Volunteer," Steep Canyon Rangers third with "Out in the Open," Steve Martin And the Steep Canyon Rangers fourth with "The Long-Awaited Album" and Old Crow fifth with "Best of Old Crow Medicine Show."

On the Americana/Folk Album Chart Dallas soul singer Leon Bridges debuted in first with "Good Thing." Stapleton was second with "Traveller," Willie Nelson third with "Last Man Standing," Stapleton fourth with "From a Room: Volume 1" and Frank Turner debuted at five with "Be More Kind."

On the overall Top 200, Aldean was 14th, Combs 16th, Urban 18th, Brown 27th and Rhett 42nd.

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Rearview Town CD review - Rearview Town
If you liked Jason Aldean's three previous number one albums, you'll like "Rearview Town." He sticks to the winning formula that has brought him past success. The 15 tracks are mainly juiced up, muscular numbers with scorching guitar. Ironically, amid the torrid tempos and high volume that dominate the collection, the ballads are the standouts, especially with the duet with the Miranda Lambert on "Drowns The Whiskey." Instead of whiskey drowning a memory, the inverse »»»
Old Boots, New Dirt CD review - Old Boots, New Dirt
Arguing whether or not Jason Aldean's kinda (country) party is, in fact, anything remotely related to true country music is pointless. Aldean is so entrenched in the mainstream country marketplace now, we just need to accept him as he is, the same way we reluctantly accept Taylor Swift as "country." It's mighty tempting to subtitle a review of Aldean's new "Old Boots, New Dirt" release as 'Pickup Trucks & Pickup Lines,' as Aldean spends a little time »»»
Night Train CD review - Night Train
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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: Stapleton places trust in power of song – Chris Stapleton's unlikely mainstream country popularity has graduated the scruffy singer/songwriter from large theaters to the hockey stadiums, and one had to wonder how much this audience growth would affect his performing style. If tonight is any indicator, though, it hasn't changed much. His wife Morgane was absent, as she's home... »»»
Concert Review: It's no wonder that 10 String Symphony stays busy – To say that Rachel Baiman has been busy might be an understatement. Last year, she released the very fine "Shame" CD and toured behind that. Just last month, she and musical collaborator Christian Sedelmyer put out their third album, "Generation Frustration," under the moniker 10 String Symphony. The two were on an ultra-short tour... »»»
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