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Aldean, "Meant to Be" sit atop charts

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 – Jason Aldean led the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for the week ending June 30 with "Rearview Town," while it was "Meant to Be" yet another week for the super smash hit of Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line on the Hot Country Songs chart.

Dan + Shay were second with "Tequila" on the songs chart. Kane Brown was third with "Heaven," Kenny Chesney fourth "Get Along" and Morgan Wallen fifth with "Up Down," which also features FGL. The duo also was sixth with "Simple," its new single.

Blake Shelton went from 10th to 7th with "I Lived It." "Drowns the Whiskey" by Aldean and featuring Miranda Lambert was up 10 to 11. Chris Lane's "Take Back Home Girl," featuring Tori Kelly, was up 3 to 14. Thomas Rhett jumped 8 to 5 with "Life Changes." Sam Hunt's "Downtown's Dead" was at 17, up 3. Morgan Evans held the 20th spot with "Kiss Somebody," up 5.

"Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset," the new single from Luke Bryan was 28th, up 3. Lady Antebellum also moved up 3, to 27 with "Heart Break." Old Dominion was up 5 to 28 with "Hotel Key."

Dan + Shay also were at 32 with "Keeping Score," which features Kelly Clarkson. Kelsea Ballerini's "I Hate Love Songs" stood at 33, up 5. Jimmie Allen's "Best Shot" was up 4 to 38. Garth Brooks debuted at 42 with his new single "All Day Long." Kip Moore moved 4 to 44 with Last Shot." Cole Swindell debuted at 48 with "Reason to Drink" and Midland at 50 with "Burn Out."

On the albums chart, Luke Combs was second with "This One's For You." Last week's leader, "The Mountain" from Dierks Bentley, fell to third. Brown's self-released disc was fourth with Chris Stapleton's first disc, "Traveller," fifth, up three.

Keith Urban was at eight with "Graffiti U," up three. Old Dominion went from 23 to 18 with "Happy Endings." Wallen was at 20 with "If I Know Me," up 4. Shelton's "Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits" moved up 3 to 22. Kacey Musgraves went from 28 to 25 with "Golden Hour." Urban's "Ripcord" was up 3 to 29. "Songs You Know By Heart: Jimmy Buffett's Greatest Hit(s)" debuted at 35. "The Essential Johnny Cash" jumped 13 to 36.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Trampled By Turtles stayed first with "Life Is Good on the Open Road." Bradley Walker was second with "Blessed: Hymns And Song of Faith." Old Crow Medicine Show as third with "Volunteer," Tommy Emmanuel CGP fourth with "Accomplice One" and "The Long-Awaited Album" from Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers fifth.

On the Americana/Folk chart, Stapleton was one-two-three with "Traveller," "From a Room: Volume 1" and "From a Room: Volume 2." Musgraves was fourth and soul singer Leon Bridges fifth with "Good Thing."

On the overall top 200, Aldean was 10th, Combs 17th, Bentley 26th, Brown 29th and Stapleton's "Traveller" 49th.

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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
Jason Aldean is getting used to the view from the top. His last album "My Kinda Party" spawned 5 Top 10 singles and has charted for almost 2 years. Driven by rocking country coupled with rap and a power ballad, that album seemed to rise to the top of the charts organically. With his fifth release, "Night Train," he seems to be taking dead aim at the summit. Aldean is at his best as a studly outlaw, but the majority of the material on "Night Train" is clichéd »»»
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: Lake Street Dive ends the year in style – Lake Street Dive may have been looking back when it offered that traditional New Year's song "Auld Lang Syne" as the new year rolled in. No matter which way the band looks - forwards or backwards - life is good. For the second time in six weeks, Lake Street Dive was back home (the Brooklyn-based group formed at the local New England... »»»
Concert Review: Who's to say that McKenna has reached her prime? – Before she even started her annual holiday season gig at the venerated club, Lori McKenna told the sold-out crowd she remembered holding a CD release party for her very first album, "Paper Wings and Halo" 18 years ago and was shocked when she found out that, too, was SRO. "I didn't have that big a family," McKenna joked,... »»»
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