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Trace Adkins, Taylor Swift top Billboard charts

Thursday, April 3, 2008 – Trace Adkins and Taylor Swift top the Billboard country song and album charts for the week ending April 12 with "You're Gonna Miss This" and "Taylor Swift" respectively.

Adkins took over for Alan Jackson's "Small Town Southern Man," which fell to fifth. George Strait was second with "I Saw God Today," while Chris Cagle was third with "What Kinda Gone." James Otto was fifth with "Just Got Started Lovin' You."

Jason Aldean was up two to sixth with "Laughed Until We Cried," and Swift was up two to seventh with "Picture to Burn."

The two biggest movers were Carrie Underwood, whose "Last Name" was up 7 to 21 and Kenny Chesney. His "Better as a Memory" skyrocketed from 47th to 25th.

On the album chart, Jackson was second with "Good Time." Adkins jumped from 10th to third with "American Man: Greatest Hits Volume II." Underwood was down one to fourth with "Carnival Ride," and Garth Brooks stayed fifth with "The Ultimate Hits."

The Eagles were up three to sixth with "Long Road Out of Eden." A debut album, "Vintage Country: The Golden Age Of Country Music" with various artists was 11th. Another set from various artists, "How Great Thou Art: Gospel Favorites From The Grand Ole Opry: Live" went from 29th to 18th.

On the overall top 200, Swift was 14th, Jackson 15th, Adkins 26th, Underwood 37th and Brooks 40th.

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Something's Going On CD review - Something's Going On
Trace Adkins' wonderful low singing voice can be a little deceptive because he could easily sing utter crap and still somehow sound great. It's why the critical ear must pay close attention to specifically what he's saying in his songs whenever evaluating his work. Adkins doesn't write his own songs, so he's entirely dependent upon stellar writers. Thankfully, "Something's Going On" is a better than average collection of songs, especially good for Adkins, as »»»
Live Country DVD CD review - Live Country DVD
"Live Country" is a concert film featuring Trace Adkins performing his biggest hits at The Paramount in Huntington, N.Y. Anticipation was high for this one because Adkins, along with Josh Turner, is one of our very best low-voiced singers. Perhaps poor audio quality is to blame, but Adkins' singing isn't nearly as powerful in this live setting as it is on CD. From the cheesy stage props to the casually dressed backing singers (one even has a headband that leaves her looking »»»
The King's Gift CD review - The King's Gift
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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: These Eagles keep songs alive and well – The newly reconfigured Eagles lineup, which now includes Vince Gill and Deacon Frey in place of the late Glenn Frey, hasn't changed its set much since this modified grouping's debut at Dodger Stadium in 2017. Don Henley announced from the outset, though, how the group continues to tour primarily so it can keep the Eagles' many great songs alive.... »»»
Concert Review: Lovett could not have scripted it any better – Cerritos is a fair distance from Hollywood, but Lyle Lovett, who has accumulated a long list of acting credits, sometimes seemed like he was giving a company town performance this night. Maybe it was because Paul Reiser, the "Mad About You" star, introduced Lovett with a funny bit about what some of the man's songs mean (or don't mean).... »»»
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