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Lady A, Turner continue leading charts

Thursday, March 4, 2010 – Josh Turner and Lady Antebellum continued atop the Billboard country song and album charts respectively for the week ending March 13 with Why Don't We Just Dance and "Need You Now" respectively. The last album from Johnny Cash, "American VI: Ain't No Grave," debuted at second on the country chart.

Billy Currington jumped from fifth to second on the song chart with That's How Country Boys Roll. Darius Rucker stayed third with History in the Making. Blake Shelton's hit featuring Trace Adkins, Hillbilly Bone, moved from sixth to fourth. Brad Paisley's American Saturday Night went down from second to fifth.

New artist Easton Corbin moved from ninth to sixth with A Little More Country Than That. Zac Brown Band broke into the top 10 with Highway 20 Ride at 9, while American Honey from Lady A, stood at 10, up 2.

Kenny Chesney was a big mover with Ain't Back Yet up 4 to 11. Rascal Flatts also was up 4 to 13 with Unstoppable. Joe Nichols was up 3 to 18 with Gimmie That Girl.

George Strait's latest single, Twang, was at 21, up 3. Tim McGraw's new single, Still jumped from 28 to 22. Martina McBride was up 3 to 23 with Wrong Baby Wrong. Reba McEntire stood at 26, up 4, with I Keep On Loving You. Luke Bryan'sRain is a Good Thing moved from 31 to 28. Lee Brice was at 29 with Love Like Crazy up 3, and Gretchen Wilson returned to the charts with Work Hard Play Harder, the first single from her forthcoming "I Got Your Country Right Here" disc at 30, up 3.

On the album chart, Swift's "Fearless" stayed third," while Zac Brown Band's "The Foundation" held fourth. Josh Turner's "Haywire" was down three to five. Wisconsin native Josh Thompson debuted in ninth with "Way Out Here."

Sarah Buxton debuted in 12th with her self-titled debut. Chesney "Greatest Hits II" jumped from 27 to 22. A compilation disc, "Good Ol' Nashville" debuted in 24th.

Almost every album from the 11th album on dropped on the charts.

On the overall top 200, Lady A was second, Cash 3rd, Swift 9th and Zac Brown Band16th.

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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 »»»
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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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