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Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney hit number one on country music charts

Thursday, October 18, 2007 – Rascal Flatts enjoyed the top selling album on the Billboard country album chart for the week ending Oct. 27 with "Still Feels Good," while Kenny Chesney was first on the song chart with "Don't Blink."

Chesney took over the top spot from Toby Keith's "Love Me If You Can," which slipped to second. Tim McGraw was up one to third with "If You're Reading This." Dierks Bentley climbed three spots to fourth with "Free And Easy (Down The Road I Go)." Carrie Underwood also was up three, to fifth, with the first single from her upcoming second disc, "So Small."

Taylor Swift was a big mover with "Our Song," jumping 5 spots to 15th.

Newcomer Chuck Wicks made it into the top 25 with his first single, "Stealing Cinderella."

LeAnn Rimes debuted in second on the album chart with "Family." Reba McEntire was third with "Reba Duets," while Sara Evans debuted in fourth with "Greatest Hits." Chesney was fifth with "Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates."

On the overall top 200, Rascal Flats was third, Rimes 4th, McEntire 7th, Evans 8th and Chesney 26th.

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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: Carlile takes her chances on feeling "Blue" – During a rare moment sitting at the piano and appropriately dressed in blue, Brandi Carlile paraphrased a memorable Joni Mitchell quote. Basically, it went that, if you listen to Joni Mitchell music and only picture Mitchell - but not yourself - something is wrong. While Carlile, who performed Mitchell's "Blue" album in its entirety for... »»»
Concert Review: The Head and the Heart go beyond the nah nahs – "Nah nah," "la la" and "Wee oh" populated a number of songs from The Head and the Heart. Yes, the Seattle-based band does pen a good amount of sing-along songs that were clearly designed that way. And while that style can certainly engage and energize a crowd, there was more to that from the sextet.... »»»
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