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Sugarland scores a triple

Thursday, August 7, 2008 – Sugarland scored a triple on the Billboard charts for the week ending Aug. 16 by having the best selling CD in the entire country, "Love on the Inside," the number 1 country CD as a result and the number one country song, "All I Want to Do."

Sugarland took over the song chart lead from Alan Jackson's "Good Time," which fell to third. Keith Urban was up one to second with "You Look Good in My Shirt." Brooks & Dunn was fourth, up one, with "Put a Girl In It." Taylor Swift slipped one to fifth with "Should've Said No."

While many songs moved up slightly, the biggest mover was Kid Rock with "All Summer Long," up 5 to 16th. Carrie Underwood was up 4 to 21st. Kenny Chesney debuted in 22nd with "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven," a new song from his forthcoming CD. Chuck Wicks made into the top 25, at 24, with "All I Ever Wanted" Crystal Shawanda made it in the top 25 - at 25 - with "You Can Let Go," up 2.

On the album chart, Swift was both second and third with her self-titled debut and the "Beautiful Eyes" EP. The releases switched places. Toby Keith remained fourth with "35 Biggest Hits," while Sugarland was fifth as well with "Enjoy the Ride."

Big movers were Miranda Lambert's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," up 4 to 8th and George Strait's "Troubadour," up 3 to 10th. Rascal Flatts was at 12th with "Still Feels Good," up 3.

On the overall top 200, Swift was 13th and 16th, Keith 26th and Sugarland 35th.

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Gold and Green CD review - Gold and Green
Jennifer Nettles has one of the most distinctive voices in today's country music, which makes every thing she sings oh so easy on the ears. And with this 10-song holiday CD, Nettles never fails to please, vocally. So when one of these recordings is little more than Nettles singing, and sparse banjos backing (along with Kristian Bush's complimentary vocal), as happens with O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, it's a thing of simple musical beauty. Bush also takes a few lead vocals, but Nettles »»»
Live on the Inside CD review - Live on the Inside
Often it isn't the material chosen or the sound quality that makes a live album good or poor, but the act being captured. To that end Sugarland isn't a good band at all to capture on an audio CD. The group's live shows are renowned, and anyone who has been to one and wants a reminder of that experience will love CD/DVD. Yet those who just want to hear good music performed by Sugarland will be disappointed. On nearly every song, Jennifer Nettles asks for audience participation and readily gets it. »»»
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... »»»
Concert Review: Rawlings easily moves out of the shadow – Every once in awhile David Rawlings moves out of the shadow of musical mate Gillian Welch to launch his own tour. While Welch, for whom Rawlings plays guitar, has the more prominent career, nights like this ably confirm that there is a reason does his own thing as well. Rawlings, who released the very fine "Poor David's Almanack" in... »»»
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