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Lady A, Niemann lead charts

Thursday, August 5, 2010 – Lady Antebellum had the top selling country album with "Need You Now" The disc sold 27,000 units, up 11 percent for the week ending Aug. 14. On the song chart, Jerrod Niemann notched his first number one with Lover, Lovergoing from third to first. Niemann took over from Carrie Underwood and Undo It, which slipped to fourth.

Zac Brown Band remained second on the song chart with Free. Keith Urban's I'm In was at three, up two. Blake Shelton was up one to fifth with All About Tonight.

Easton Corbin's second single is moving up the charts - Roll With It is at 13, up 3. The biggest mover by far was Sugarland, whose new single, Stuck Like Glue, skyrocketed from 44 to 22. Reba McEntire went from 32 to 28 with Turn on the Radio.

On the album chart, the second through eighth positions remained the same. Zac Brown Band was second with "The Foundation," Niemann third with "Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury," Miranda Lambert fourth with " Revolution" and Underwood fifth with "Play On."

Corbin moved from 13 to 9 with his self-titled debut. Zac Brown Band's "Pass the Jar: Live From the Fabulous Fox" went from 17 to 13. Craig Morgan blasted into the top 20 with "That's Why," going from 56 to 17. Rodney Atkins' "It's America" jumped from 44 to 33. The Band Perry's self-titled EP moved from 40 to 35.

Dierks Bentley stays first on the bluegrass chart with "Up on the Ridge."

On the overall top 200, Lady A was 7th, Zac Brown Band 11th, Niemann 18th, Lambert 24th and Underwood 34th.

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Some artists dance to the beat of a different drummer and on his latest recording, "Free the Music," Jerrod Niemann does just that. Stepping away from more conventional Music Row sounds, Niemann performs a mash-up of genres, showcasing elements of pop, rock, Dixieland jazz and more while still managing to keep his feet squarely in country territory. The title track leads off, finding the artist seemingly channeling fellow artist, Big Kenny, as he throws it all into a pot and stirs, »»»
Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury CD review - Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury
The spoken intro promises "one man, one band on a journey of epic proportions." Jerrod Niemann puts a lot of pressure on himself to deliver, and while not reaching those lofty standards, the Kansas native acquits himself when he sticks to the music. Niemann has achieved success as a songwriter, penning Good Ride Cowboy for Garth Brooks. But Niemann also suffered from being on Category 5 Records, a label that folded amidst turmoil before releasing his debut. Niemann, who mines the »»»
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: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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