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Moore reaches top of chart

Thursday, July 14, 2011 – Justin Moore jumped to the top of the Billboard Country Songs chart with If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away for the week ending July 23. He pushed out Blake Shelton, whose Honey Bee fell to second. Jason Aldean was once again first on the Country Albums chart with "My Kinda Party."

Elsewhere on the songs chart, Aldean was up one to third with Dirt Road Anthem. Chris Young also moved up one to fourth with Tomorrow. Zac Brown Band jumped from eight to five with Knee Deep, which features Jimmy Buffett.

Toby Keith was at 17, up 5, with Made in America. Keith Urban probably likes the Long Hot Summer because the song moved from 26 to 22. Ronnie Dunn broke into the top 30 with his second single, Cost of Livin', at 29, up 3. David Nail also moved into the top 30 with Let It Rain rounding out the list.

On the albums chart, Moore was second, up one, with "Outlaws Like Me." Brad Paisley was third, up three, with "This is Country Music." Zac Brown was fourth, up four, with "You Get What You Give." Scotty McCreery was fifth with "American Idol Season 10 Highlights."

The Band Perry moved from 10 to 7 with its self-titled debut. Lady Antebellum was at 11, up 3, with "Need You Now." The biggest mover was Thompson Square. The duo's self-titled disc jumped 11 to 18. Darius Rucker was at 25 with "Charleston, SC 1966" up 5. Jerrod Niemann jumped from 36 to 28 with "Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury." Zac Brown Band was up 8 to 30 with "Pass the Jar: Live From the Fabulous Fox." Blake Shelton jumped from 41 to 31 with his "Hillbilly Bone" EP. "Icon: Josh Turner," a compilation, was up 3 to 32. Alan Jackson moved from 40 to 33 with "34 Number Ones." Turner also was at 35, up 7, with "Haywire." Randy Travis broke into the top 40 with "Top 10," which was 40th.

The top four spots on the Bluegrass Albums chart remained the same. Alison Krauss & Union Station were first with "Paper Airplane," Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers second with "Rare Bird Alert, Sarah Jarosz third with "Follow Me Down," Dierks Bentley fourth with "Up on the Ridge" and Trampled by Turtles fifth, up three, with "Palomino."

On the overall top 200, Aldean was 4th, Moore 12th, Paisley 14th, Zac Brown Band 18th and McCreery 19th.

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Kinda Don't Care CD review - Kinda Don't Care
The title track on Justin Moore's "Kinda Don't Care" album is so good it almost makes you wish the rest of the tracks were this fine. But they're not. Nevertheless, the song's Waylon Jennings thump-thump groove, its steel guitar-electric guitar interplay and lyric about how a broken heart can tempt even a good man to give into available vices - all on account of induced apathy - transforms it into one memorable country song. Although "Goodbye Back" gives »»»
Off the Beaten Path CD review - Off the Beaten Path
With Justin Moore's Off The Beaten Path, this stereotypical modern day country singer actually treads a well trod mainstream road, where the songs push all the right buttons, much like that famous Pavlovian dog study. Moore predictably sings about country life, including rednecks (For Some Ol' Redneck Reason), small towns (This Kind Of Town) and listening to the radio with your girl (Country Radio). Country artists like Moore are so adamant about keeping it real, but you'd almost »»»
Outlaws Like Me CD review - Outlaws Like Me
Justin Moore's sophomore release sounds like the product of a marketing campaign aimed at good ol' country boys who like to drink, drive pickups and party with scantily clad country girls. The recent success of similar artists like Eric Church and Josh Thompson shows that there is a market for Nashville country that is decidedly less pop focused than many recent artists. The album feels too cliché to ring true. The problem begins on the first song, Redneck Side, an upbeat »»»
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: Cantrell continues to satisfy – Laura Cantrell may never be a country star. Not at this stage of her career when she's 50, touring here and there and releasing new music every few years or so. But five albums in, Cantrell continues as a warm, enjoyable and worthy purveyor of her brand of country. That would mean going towards a more traditional side, not rushing the songs... »»»
Concert Review: Not only is Turner traditional, he's popular – Every time Josh Turner reached for some of those wonderful subterranean low notes, which he often pulled out during his enjoyable night show, it was like a superhero applying a superpower. He didn't need this extra advantage to please his audience; he has so many quality songs stockpiled in his catalogue already doing the job.... »»»
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