Corbin, Rucker lead Billboard charts
Thursday, October 21, 2010
– Easton Corbin notched his first ever number 1 hit on the Billboard Country Songs Chart for the week ending Oct. 30 with Roll With It.
Corbin took over for Josh Turner's All Over Me,
which fell to fourth. Darius Rucker debuted in first with his second country disc, "Charleston, SC 1966." He took over for Toby Keith's "Bullets in the Gun," which fell to fifth.
The Band Perry debuted in second with their self-titled disc. Kenny Chesney was third with "Hemingway's Whiskey." Zac Brown Band was fourth with "You Get What You Give." Lady Antebellum debuted in fifth with "A Merry Little Christmas" EP.
"The Definitive Greatest Hits" of Trace Adkins debuted in 12th. Texas artist Aaron Watson debuted in 25th with "The Road & The Rodeo." The Secret Sisters made the charts their first week out at 28 with their self-titled debut.
Rucker was up one to second on the songs chart with Come Back Song. Sugarland's first single from The Incredible Machine, Stuck Like Glue, stood at third up two. Chesney was at number five, down one, with The Boys of Fall.
The Band Perry, made it into the top 10 - at 10 - with If I Die Young, up 1. The rest of the top 30 showed very little movement.
On the bluegrass chart, Dierks Bentley resumed top billing with "Up on the Ridge," switching spots with "Taken" by Rhonda Vincent.
On the overall top 200 album sales chart, Rucker was 2nd, The Band Perry 4th, Chesney 7th, Zac Brown Band 8th and Keith 9th.
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About to Get Real
Seeing Easton Corbin sporting a skinny tie on the cover notwithstanding, from the first track "Kiss Me One More Time," Corbin gives notice that this is no "bro country" album. He is singing to the women. Next, "Guys and Girls," could've easily fallen prey to the "...since there's a banjo, it must be country" vibe, but it is a country song too!
"Clockwork" relates how lovers risk reaping the same rewards or punishment over and over. »»»
All Over The Road
Easton Corbin jumped on to the country music scene two years ago with a self-titled album and a fun, easy-going single, titled I'm A Little More Country Than That. The Florida native's staying power or lack there of will be determined by his 11-song sophomore album, "All Over The Road."
Corbin makes a strong case with this album that combines strong ballads and impressive mid-tempo songs. The songs are well-written as Corbin enlisted the services of accomplished songwriters »»»
You may not always be able to judge a book by its cover. But the image of a north Florida country boy playing a guitar and sitting next to a dog on a front porch perfectly describes what the mood of the 11 songs will be. Corbin recalls George Strait on several songs, but none more than the hit A Little More Country Than That. It's his debut song and firmly establishes him on the traditional side of the country/pop-country canyon.
But Corbin isn't simply a sound-a-like. »»»
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: Richey needn't chase any more
The opening lines of Kim Richey's "Chase Wild Horses," one of the best tracks on her excellent new CD, "Edgeland," starts with the lines:
"I don't chase wild horses any more/I'm all done running from the way I was before
Things I've done that I ain't proud of / I can't even stand the sound of
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