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"NOW That's What I Call Country" leads country chart

Wednesday, September 3, 2008 – Only two country discs will be in the top 20 of all music sold on Billboard's top200 chart when it is out Thursday. "NOW That's What I Call Country," a various artists package of recent hits, debuts at number 7 on the overall chart and first in country, while Sugarland's {Love on the Inside" was eighth and second respectively. Jimmy Wayne debuted at number 27 on the overall top 200 chart with "Do You Believe Me" selling 20,000 units.

Sugarland, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Trace Adkins, George Strait and Reba McEntire are among those on the set.

CD reviews for Various Artists

A Tribute to John D. Loudermilk CD review - A Tribute to John D. Loudermilk
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Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of The Story - An Album to Benefit War Child
Few actions highlight the great strengths of an album better than a tribute, not to just an artist, but an artist and one of his/her singular albums. With "Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of The Story," a group of mostly Americana artists gathered together to perform this album ("The Story") in its entirety and original order, revealing the consistent greatness of the original work. The album is also a benefit for War Child UK. Dolly Parton takes on the title track and »»»
The Life and Songs of Emmylou Harris CD review - The Life and Songs of Emmylou Harris
Perhaps no artist is so ingrained in the very fibre of modern Americana more than Emmylou Harris. Her presence is everywhere - in the music she makes on her own, in the music she shares with others, in the music that feature finds her simply settled in the background sharing supporting vocals or merely lending inspiration. On Jan. 10, 2015, a distinguished group of her peers - a list of notables that included Rodney Crowell, Buddy Miller, Chris Hillman, Lee Ann Womack, Steve Earle, Mary Chapin »»»
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: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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