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Chesney, "Meant to Be" lead charts

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 – Kenny Chesney debuted in second on the Billboard chart with his new disc "Songs for the Saints," which also led the Top Country Albums chart. "Meant to Be" from Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line stays another week atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Aug. 11.

Cody Jinks debuted in second with "Lifers," his debut for Rounder. Luke Combs was third with "This One's For You," Jason Aldean fourth with "Rearview Town and "Dan+ Shay" fifth.

Almost every album in the top 50 went down in chart position. Kelsea Ballerini went from 48 to 44 with "Unapologetically."

Chesney was second on the songs chart with "Get Along." Dan + Shay were third with "Tequila," Brett Young fourth with "Mercy" and FGL fifth with "Simple."

Luke Bryan cracked the top 10 with "Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset," up 4 to 10. Texas singer Mitchell Tenpenny debuted at 21 with "Drunk Me." Chris Young was at 30 with "Hangin' On," up 3. Carly Pearce stood at 31 with "Hide the Wine," up 4. Dierks Bentley was 44th with "Burning Man," featuring Brothers Osborne. Chris Stapleton was 40th with "Millionaire," up 4.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Punch Brothers celebrated a second week at number one with "All Ashore." We Banjo 3 debuted in second with "Haven." The Native Howl debuted in third with "Out of the Garden And Into the Darkness." Old Crow Medicine Show was fourth with "Volunteer" and Bradley Walker fifth with "Blessed: Hymns And Song of Faith."

Jinks topped the Americana/Folk Albums chart. Chris Stapleton was second with "Traveller," Boz Scaggs third with "Out of the Blues," Stapleton fourth with "From a Room: Volume 1" and "Simon And Garfunkel's Greatest Hits" fifth.

Jinks was 11th on the Top 200 chart. Combs was at 13. Aldean was 27th and Dan + Shay 33rd.

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Songs for the Saints CD review - Songs for the Saints
Kenny Chesney's "Song for the Saints" is a step in the right direction for the popular country star. Inspired by the Hurricane Irma disaster, which hit Chesney personally as it destroyed a house he owned in the U.S. Virgin Islands, these songs are more serious and heartfelt than typical Chesney music. Best of all is "Love for Love City," a reggae duet with Ziggy Marley incorporating steel drums into an inviting island mix. It's followed by a cover of Lord »»»
Live in No Shoes Nation: 10 Years of Concerts CD review - Live in No Shoes Nation: 10 Years of Concerts
Kenny Chesney's "Live in No Shoes Nation" accurately recreates an experience of seeing the diminutive party animal live. Chesney has found an extremely lucrative niche as country music's Jimmy Buffett (although much of Buffett's island-y pop music appeals to many of today's non-discerning country music listeners). Also, with songs like "Pirate Flag," Chesney has even borrowed a few of Buffett's sea-related lyrical themes. This live CD could have been »»»
Cosmic Hallelujah CD review - Cosmic Hallelujah
The gospel, per Kenny Chesney's pseudo-spiritually-titled album, "Cosmic Hallelujah," is that the world is too crazy to make any sense of, and the only logical response is to drink more alcohol. (So, don't be surprised if there are more arrests for public intoxication at the performer's upcoming concert dates). Nearly every song includes lines about drinking alcohol - and not merely for the taste. This content will please many of his hard-partying fans. »»»
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: Lane, Ramsey, Barrett cover their bases – Covers played a far more prominent role than usual at a country show. And instead of what is typically the least course of resistance in recent years of country artists succumbing to their renditions of a rock hit, Chris Lane, Mason Ramsey and Gabby Barrett played songs that actually were country hits. Interestingly, the youngest of the bunch, Ramsey,... »»»
Concert Review: Mumford and Sons up to snuff, for the most part – Mumford and Sons have always played it smart when it has come to career moves. They have not overtoured by becoming regular fixtures on the touring circuit. Their M.O. is to tour just enough upon an album release and then disappear for a stretch. Ditto for releasing new music ("Delta" just came out last month, Mumford's first release... »»»
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