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Turner, Lady A lead charts

Thursday, February 18, 2010 – Josh Turner is number 1 on the Billboard country song chart for the week ending Feb. 27 with Why Don't We Just Dance. On the album chart, Lady Antebellum continues leading the pack with "Need You Now." On the overall top 200 chart, the soph disc from the duo fell to second behind Sade's "Soldier of Love."

Brad Paisley was up one place to second on the song chart with American Saturday Night, switching places with Jason Aldean's The Truth. Darius Rucker remained fourth with History in the Making. Billy Currington inched up one to fifth with That's How Country Boys Roll. Easton Corbin broke into the top 10 with his first single, A Little More Country Than That, up two to ninth. Keith Urban rounded out the top 10 with 'Til Summer Comes Around, which was up 2.

Lady A was at 12, up 4, with American Honey. Kellie Pickler was at 14, up 3, with Didn't You Know Much I Love You. New group Steel Magnolia was up 3 to 15 with Keep On Lovin' You. Rascal Flatts jumped 6 to 16 with Unstoppable. Eric Church moved up 3 to 20 with Hell on the Heart.

Joe Nichols' Gimmie That Girl was up 4 to 21, 19 weeks after being on the chart. Kenny Chesney debuted at 23 with Ain't Back Yet. Two huge movers rounded out the top 30. George Strait was at 29, up 14, with I Gotta Get to You. Tim McGraw stood at 30 with Still, up 8.

Turner debuted at second on the album chart with "Haywire." Taylor Swift was down one to third with "Relentless." Zac Brown Band's "The Foundation" slipped one spot to fourth. Carrie Underwood was number five with "Play On," down one.

Rascal Flatts was at 19, up 4, with "Greatest Hits Volume 1." Reckless Kelly debuted at 22 with "Somewhere in Time." The "Best of Chris Cagle" debuted at 34.

On the overall top 200, Turner was 5, Swift 10, Zac Brown Band 13 and Underwood 23.

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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: MerleFest Showcases Diversity On Its Second Day – Although primarily thought of as a "roots music" festival, the artists at MerleFest can and do come from a variety of genres and locales. On the first full day of this year's festival that point was underscored with performances from not just bluegrass and string bands but also rock 'n' roll, soul, and international acts... »»»
Concert Review: MerleFest Opening Night Showcases Both New and Familiar Artists – Long running North Carolina roots music festival MerleFest is a family friendly affair that has proven to have appeal to different generations. The lineup for Thursday's opening night, then, could be seen as a mirror to that audience as it contained artists ranging from multiple-year veterans of the festival down to first-year rookies.... »»»
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