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Lady Antebellum tops CD chart, Aldean leads song chart

Thursday, February 4, 2010 – Lady Antebellum was numero uno as the best selling CD in the country for the week ending Feb. 13 with 481,000 units sold of "Need You Now." The trio took over for Taylor Swift and "Fearless," which fell to second. Jason Aldean led the Billboard Country Songs chart for the second week running for the week with The Truth.

Lady A also had the third biggest selling CD with their first release, which fell one spot. Zac Brown Band's "The Foundation" remained fourth, while Carrie Underwood's "Play On" stood at number five, down two.

"Hannah Montana; The Movie" soundtrack was up 4 to 13. Vince Gill's "Love Songs" compilation debuted at 36. There was very little upward movement in the rest of the top 40.

On the song chart, Miranda Lambert remained second with White Liar. Brad Paisley moved up two to third with American Saturday Night. Josh Turner's Why Don't We Just Dance jumped three to fourth, and Darius Rucker's History in the Making was up one to fifth. Underwood broke into the top 10 - at 10 - with Temporary Home.

Newcomer Easton Corbin was at 11, up 3, with A Little More Country Than That. Lady A's new single American Honey stood at 17, up 3. New duo Steel Magnolia's Keep On Lovin' You, was up 3 to 19.

Alan Jackson's first single from his upcoming CD, It's Just That Way, was up 4 to 25. Chris Young was at 27, up 3 with The Man I Want to Be. The big mover was Clay Walker whose She Won't Be Lonely Long was up 6 to 29. New band The Band Perry made it to 30th, up 2, with Hip to My Heart.

On the top 200 album chart, Swift was 13th, Lady A's debut 15th , Zac Brown Band 22nd and Underwood 29th.

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747 CD review - 747
Six albums into its career, Lady Antebellum pretty much has the formula down pat. Either Hillary Scott or long and lanky Charles Kelley assumes lead vocals with Dave Haywood also providing vocals plus guitars and mandolin in a bunch of songs easy on the ears with a story often involving a lust for love. The typical song ("Lie With Me," for example) starts with Kelly or Scott taking a stanza, followed by the other with both then tackling the chorus together. This has worked quite well »»»
Golden CD review - Golden
Lady Antebellum probably needed a change in direction after "Own the Night" dropped in 2011. The material was overly geared towards taking dead aim at the radio jugular and not the best material. That isn't the case this time out on the trio's fifth release because most of the songs veer away from being obviously radio fodder (except for the current singleDowntown with its soulful beginning and strong vocals from Hillary Scott), but that also doesn't man that this was the right change. »»»
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: Lambert refuses to rest on laurels – Watching this stop on Miranda Lambert's "Livin' Like Hippies Tour," one is struck by just how many great songs the country singer/songwriter already has in her repertoire. With most artists, it's relatively easy to guess which song a performer will choose to close a show. But Lambert has so many winners to pick from, many... »»»
Concert Review: DBT rocks on – Drive-By Truckers still sometimes get miscategorized as alt.-country, but who's kidding whom? With three electric guitarists upfront exchanging hard rock licks all night, this is a blistering Southern rock band. Hitting the stage just before 10, the band played a satisfying 2-hour-plus set. At 11:40, Patterson Hood announced the band would be... »»»
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