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For Sugarland, It Happens

Thursday, May 14, 2009 – It's happening again for Sugarland, whose It Happens is number 1 on the Billboard song chart for the week ending May 23. The song switched spots with Jason Aldean's She's Country. On the album chart, the "Hannah Montana: The Movie" soundtrack was first again.

On the album chart, Rascal Flatts remained second with "Unstoppable," Taylor Swift third with "Fearless" and Aldean fourth with "Wide Open." Keith Urban was fifth, up one, with "Defying Gravity." On the rest of the top 25, Kellie Pickler was up 3 to 18 with her self-titled disc. Dierks Bentley was at 19, up 3, with "Feel That Fire." George Strait's "Troubadour" was at 20, up 5. Martina McBride's "Shine" was 22, up 5. Billy Currington was at 24, up 4, with "Little Bit of Everything."

On the song chart, Carrie Underwood's I Told You So featuring Randy Travis stayed second. Brad Paisley moved up two to fourth with Then. Keith Urban was up two to fifth with Kiss a Girl. Kenny Chesney was sixth with Out Last Night, up three. There was not much movement on the rest of the top 25.

On the overall top 200, Hannah Montana was 2nd, Rascal Flatts 4th, Swift 7th, Aldean 14th and Urban 19th.

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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: 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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