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Summertime for Kenny Chesney

Thursday, June 22, 2006 – "Summertime" continues to be the right time for Kenny Chesney as his single once again tops the Billboard country song chart for the week ending July 1. And the Dixie Chicks' "Taking the Long Way Home" also remains number one, but on the album chart.

On the song chart, the first four songs remained the same as the previous week with Phil Vassar's "Last Day Of My Life," Brad Paisley's "The World" and Tim McGraw's "When the Stars Go Blue," two-three-four. Carrie Underwood's "Don't Forget to Remember Me" was up one spot to fifth.

A big mover was Rodney Atkins' "If You're Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)" up four to eighth. The Wreckers' "Leave the Pieces" also was up 4 to 16th.

On the album chart, Rascal Flatts' "Me and My Gang" and Underwood's "Some Hearts" remained second and third. Alan Jackson was up two slots to fourth with "Precious Memories." The "Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road" was down one to fifth.

Trent Willmon debuted in 19th with "A Little More Livin'," his second disc. Blaine Larsen debuted in 23rd with "Rockin' You Tonight," also his second album. Larsen sold about 12,000 units of his disc.

On the overall top 200 chart, the Chicks were 2nd, Rascal Flatts 8th, Underwood 16th, Jackson 18th and the Blue Collar disc 19th.

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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: Daniels wears out bows, but music endures – After each of the first few songs Charlie Daniels played, his 'fiddle tech (?)' exchanged his bow. Is this because he was playing particularly hard? Perhaps. Whatever the case, Daniels and his five-piece band clearly appeared to be giving it their all during the act's hour-and-a-half set. As it is the Christmas month, Daniels sang a... »»»
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