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Lady A doubles on the chart

Thursday, September 16, 2010 – Lady Antebellum scored another number 1 song from "Need You Now" as Our Kind of Love jumped to the top of the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending Sept. 25. Lady A switched spots with Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer by Billy Currington, which fell to second. The trio previously enjoyed hits with the title track of their second CD and American Honey. They also held onto the top spot of the albums chart.

Kenny Chesney moved from fifth to third with The Boys of Fall. Blake Shelton remained fourth with All About Tonight. Josh Turner moved from eighth to fifth with All Over Me. Easton Corbin was up three to sixth with Roll With It. Darius Rucker broke into the top 10 with the first single from his upcoming CD, Come Back Song, at 9, up 2.

Zac Brown Band moved from 19 to 16 with As She's Walking Away, which features Alan Jackson. Brad Paisley stood at 18, up 3, with Anything Like Me. Carrie Underwood jumped 5 places to 26 with Mama's Song. Luke Bryan also climbed 5 places to 28 with Someone Else Calling You Baby.

Zac Brown Band was second on the album chart with "The Foundation," 95 weeks after its release. Miranda Lambert was up three to third with "Revolution." Little Big Town remained fourth with "The Reason Why," while Trace Adkins stayed fifth with "Cowboy's Back in Town." Brad Paisley was up third to ninth with "American Saturday Night."

Rodney Atkins debuted at 11th with a self-titled disc out on Cracker Barrel. Eric Church rose from 21 to 18 with "Carolina." "Hannah Montana: The Movie" was up 3 to 27, while Atkins' "It's America" jumped 6 to 28. Lee Brice's "Love Like Crazy" went from 38 to 33.

On the bluegrass chart, Dierks Bentley held sway again with "Up on the Ridge." The SteelDrivers debuted in second with "Reckless."

Lady Antebellum was 12th on the overall Billboard Top 200 chart. Zac Brown Band was 22nd, Lambert 25th, Little Big Town 26th and Adkins 31st.

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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: 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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