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Lambert, Lady A post number ones yet again

Thursday, June 24, 2010 – Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum led the Billboard country songs and album charts respectively for the week ending July 3 with The House That Built Me and "Need You Now." This is Lambert's fourth week at the top.

Jason Aldean and Brad Paisley stayed second and third on the songs chart with Crazy Town and Water respectively. Luke Bryan was up one to fourth with Rain Is a Good Thing, switching spots with George Strait's She Won't Be Lonely Long. Zac Brown Band had the only new song in the top 10 as Free moved from 12 to 10.

Lady A's new single, Our Kind of Love, jumped from 21 to 17. Bucky Covington's A Father's Love (The Only Way He Knew How) moved from 26 to 23.

On the album chart, ZBB was second with "The Foundation" up two to fourth. Dierks Bentley was at third, down one, with "Up on the Ridge." Lambert's "Revolution" was at number four, up two, while Carrie Underwood's "Play On' was up two to fifth. ZBB was also ninth with "Pass the Jar: Live from the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta" up from 12th.

The NOW series of compilations debuted at 12 with "NOW That's What I Call the USA." Kenny Chesney's "Greatest Hits II" was up 3 to 19. Alan Jackson jumped from 31 to 21 with "Freight Train." Tim McGraw came in at 25, up 4, with "Southern Voice." Johnny Cash jumped from 44 to 38 with "American VI: Ain't No Grave."

On the overall top 200, Lady A was 8th, ZBB 12th, Bentley 20th, Lambert 21st and Underwood 23rd.

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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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