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Lady A, Turner lead charts

Thursday, February 11, 2010 – Josh Turner jumped to the top of Billboard country song chart for the week ending Feb. 20 with Why Don't We Just Dance. Turner moved up from fourth and took over from The Truth, Jason Aldean's latest hit, which slipped to second. On the album chart, Lady Antebellum continued with the number one selling disc in the U.S. with "Need You Now" selling about 210,000 units in its second week.

Taylor Swift stayed second on the album chart with "Fearless." Zac Brown Band was up one to third with "The Foundation," while Carrie Underwood was also up one to fourth with "Play On." Lady A's debut was fifth, down two.

Dailey & Vincent debuted at 19th with "Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers." The disc was number one on the bluegrass chart. Rascal Flatts' "Greatest Hits Volume 1" was 23rd, up 4. Kellie Picker's self-titled effort was up 3 to 29, while "Easy Does It" from Jake Owen was at 30, up 4.

Brad Paisley stayed third on the song chart withAmerican Saturday Night. Darius Rucker inched up one to fourth with History in the Making. Miranda Lambert moved down from second to fifth with White Liar. Lambert's boyfriend, Blake Shelton, was at ninth, up three, with Hillbilly Bone, his song with Trace Adkins.

Every other song in the top 30 was up 1 or 2 spots with new band Love And Theft at 30, up 1, with Dancing in Circles.

On the overall top 200 chart, Swift was 7th, Zac Brown Band 10th, Underwood 18th and Lady A 21st.

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Live Across America CD review - Live Across America
Josh Turner's relationship with Cracker Barrel stretches far beyond a love of chicken & dumplings and sweet tea. The country store/restaurant sponsored his 2012 tour and previously has released a live concert recorded at the Ryman Auditorium. Turner's latest release for Cracker Barrel features songs from his latest tour, recorded at 12 different stops along the way. While live releases seldom compare well to studio albums, Turner has a crack band that can match the abilities of the »»»
Punching Bag CD review - Punching Bag
Josh's Turner's fifth album for MCA Nashville, "Punching Bag" can be interpreted quite literally. It starts off with a hokey Vince McMahon ring introduction, citing Turner's height, weight and a moniker, "The Tornado of Testosterone." It is fitting for one of music's most distinct baritones. He spent two years building a writer's cottage for inspiration. Ironically, the Top 15 single Time Is Love is 1 of the 12 tracks that he did not have a hand in writing. »»»
Haywire CD review - Haywire
There are two versions of Josh Turner's fourth CD - standard and deluxe. The deluxe has the same 11 tracks as the standard, plus (among other goodies) live versions of previously released songs Long Black Train and Your Man . But don't spend more money than you have to; if it's redundancy you're looking for, there's plenty to be had on the standard version. Turner has a compelling baritone, but the songs on here feel like they followed the standard 2010 country CD checklist. »»»
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: For The Jayhawks, no reissues needed – The Jayhawks have not released any new music since 2011's "Mockingbird Time," but, well actually, there are reasons for one of the key contributors to the alt.-country music. In July, "Sounds of Lies" (1997), "Smile" (2000) and "Rainy Day Music" (2003) saw the light of day again in expanded reissue versions.... »»»
Concert Review: Church works it from the outside – Eric Church starts his excellent new release, "The Outsiders," with the spoken words "They're the in-crowd, we're the other ones." And that's true in more ways than one for Church's new tour, which also features much praised, up-and-coming songwriter Brandy Clark and veteran honky tonker Dwight Yoakam.... »»»
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