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Combs doubles up

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 – Luke Combs was first on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for the week ending March 30 with "This One's For You." He also was first on the Hot Country Songs chart with "Beautiful Crazy."

On the albums chart, Maren Morris fell to second with "GIRL." Dan + Shay were third with their self-titled release, Chris Stapleton fourth with "Traveller" and Florida Georgia Line fifth with "Can't Say I Ain't Country."

George Strait was at 10 with "50 Number Ones," up 10. Cody Johnson was at 20 with "Ain't Nothin' To It," up 3. Brett Young's "Ticket to L.A." was up 5 to 24. Kelsea Ballerini's "Unapologetically," stood at 28, up 4. Eric Church's "Desperate Man" was at 29, up 11.

On the songs chart, Dan + Shay was second with "Tequila," Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line third with "Meant to Be," Stapleton fourth with "Millionaire" and Dan + Shay fifth with "Speechless."

Chase Rice held the seventh spot with "Eyes on You," up 3. Morgan Wallen's "Whiskey Glasses" went from 15 to 12. Ballerini's "Miss Me More" was also up 3 to 14. Michael Ray was 15th with "One That Got Away," up 3. Chris Young was 33rd with "Raised on Country," up 3. Jason Aldean was 39th with "Rearview Town," up 11. Strait debuted at 43 with "The Weight of the Badge." LOCASH was 44th with "Feels Like a Party," up 4. "I Hope" from Gabby Barrett was up 3 to 46. Justin Moore debuted at 50 with "The Ones That Didn't Make It Back Home."

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Mandolin Orange was first with "Tides of a Teardrop." Tim O'Brien Band debuted in second with its self-titled disc. Punch Brothers was third with "All Ashore," Chatham County Line fourth with "Sharing the Covers" and Della Mae fifth with "Butcher Shoppe EP."

On the Americana/Folk Albums chart, Hozier was first with "Wasteland, Baby!" Stapleton was second, Kacey Musgraves third with "Golden Hour," Mumford & Sons fourth with "Delta" and Hozier fifth with his self-titled debut.

On the overall top 200, Combs was 12th, Morris 18th, Dan + Shay 31st, Stapleton 47th and FGL 48th.

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The Prequel EP CD review - The Prequel EP
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This One's For You Too CD review - This One's For You Too
Luke Combs has gotten a lot of life out of his album "This One's for You," which includes his breakthrough hit "Hurricane," as well as the popular single "When It Rains It Pours." This deluxe edition includes five new tracks, many of which are just as strong as the original 12. "Houston, We Got a Problem" includes a smart lyric highlighting specific details about that big Texas city. Even though it has all these famous landmarks, it doesn't have »»»
This One's For You CD review - This One's For You
Five years ago, when beer-drinking, truck-driving-in-the-country country songs were en vogue, Luke Combs' full-length debut would have fit right in. In 2017, when pop music rules the country market and male singers are more likely to wear a stylish jacket instead of a flannel shirt, Combs is positively refreshing. "Hurricane," the first single and first top five hit of Combs' career, sounds like a typical Jason Aldean ballad at the onset, but then builds into something more »»»
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: 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.... »»»
Concert Review: Underwood leads a night of women in country – Carrie Underwood may have been off the road for three years, during which time she had two boys and did not release an album until "Cry Pretty" 13 months ago, but the most successful American Idol contestant has lost none of her vocal luster to say the least in her Cry Pretty 360 Tour. First and foremost, Underwood remains one tremendous... »»»
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