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Currington, Lady Antebellum capture top spots

Thursday, March 11, 2010 – Billy Currington and Lady Antebellum claimed the top spots on the Billboard country songs and album chart for the week ending March 20 with That's How Country Boys Roll and "Need You Now" respectively.

On the song chart, Currington took over the number one spot from Josh Turner's Why Don't We Just Dance, which slipped to second. Blake Shelton was up one to third with Hillbilly Bone, featuring Trace Adkins. Florida native Easton Corbin was at fourth, up two, with A Little More Country Than That. Carrie Underwood was up two to fifth with Temporary Home.

Most of the songs in the top 30 only moved a few spots, but Jason Aldean's Crazy Town was up 6 to 30th.

On the album chart, Shelton debuted in second with "Hillbilly Bone." Danny Gorkey debuted in third with "My Best Days," while Corbin was fourth with his self-titled debut. Taylor Swift was down two to fifth with "Fearless."

Currington was one of the few artists with an album experiencing an uptick. "Little Bit of Everything" stood at 27th, up 4. Most albums were down three or fourth spots.

On the overall top 200 Lady A was once again first, moving up one; Shelton third, Gokey fourth, Corbin 10th and Swift 17th.

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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: Cantrell continues to satisfy – Laura Cantrell may never be a country star. Not at this stage of her career when she's 50, touring here and there and releasing new music every few years or so. But five albums in, Cantrell continues as a warm, enjoyable and worthy purveyor of her brand of country. That would mean going towards a more traditional side, not rushing the songs... »»»
Concert Review: Not only is Turner traditional, he's popular – Every time Josh Turner reached for some of those wonderful subterranean low notes, which he often pulled out during his enjoyable night show, it was like a superhero applying a superpower. He didn't need this extra advantage to please his audience; he has so many quality songs stockpiled in his catalogue already doing the job.... »»»
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