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Zac Brown Band, Aldean hold number one slots

Thursday, April 7, 2011 – Zac Brown Band scored its seventh straight number one hit with Colder Weather jumping from fourth to first for the week ending April 16 on the Billboard Country Songs chart. ZBB took over for Thompson Square's Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not, which slipped to second. On the album chart, Jason Aldean remained first with "My Kinda Party."

Aldean fell to third on the song chart with Don't You Wanna Stay, the former number one with Kelly Clarkson. Darius Rucker was up one to fourth with This, and Billy Currington was at number five, down two, with Let Me Down Easy.

The rest of the Top 30 had very little movement, except for Luke Bryan's Country Girl (Shake It For Me), at 36, up 6, and Martina McBride's Teenager Daughters at 28, up 7.

The country album chart featured Zac Brown second again with "You Get What You Give" and Rascal Flatts third with "Nothing Like This." Taylor Swift was in fourth with "Speak Now" and Lady Antebellum fifth with "Need You Now."

Miranda Lambert was up four to ninth with "Revolution." Brad Paisley jumped from 29 to 17 with "Hits Alive." Keith Urban was at 21st with "Get Closer," up 3. Eric Church was at 23 with "Carolina," up 3. Easton Corbin's self-titled debut went from 28 to 24. Carrie Underwood jumped from 35 to 37 with "Play On." Toby Keith's "Bullets in the Gun" moved up from 36 to 31.

On the bluegrass album chart, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers remained first with "Rare Bird Alert." Dierks Bentley was second with "Up on The Ridge," The Wailin' Jennys third with "Bright Morning Stars," Trampled by Turtles fourth with "Palomino" and Tommy Shaw fifth with "The Great Divide."

On the overall top 200, Aldean was at 23, Zac Brown Band 28, Rascal Flatts 30, Swift 33 and Lady Antebellum 35.

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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: 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... »»»
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