Pistol Annies, Paisley lead charts
Thursday, September 1, 2011
– Pistol Annies debuted at number one on the Billboard Country Albums chart for the week ending Sept. 10 with "Hell on Heels." The trio, which includes Miranda Lambert, knocked out Luke Bryan's "Tailgates & Tanlines," which fell to second. Brad Paisley's duet with Carrie Underwood, Remind Me,
is the number 1 song on the Billboard Country Songs chart. Paisley took over from Dierks Bentley's Am I The Only One,
which fell to third.
Jason Aldean was third on the album chart with "My Kinda Party" followed by Erich Church's "Chief." And Eli Young Band's "Life At Best." Sunny Sweeney debuted at seven with "Concrete."
The "Country Strong" soundtrack" jumped from 24 to 16. Its companion disc, "Country Strong: More Music From the Motion Picture" was at 29, up 12.
Jake Owen moved up to second from fourth with Barefoot Blue Jean Night. Kenny Chesney was fourth with You And Tequila, which features Grace Potter. Rodney Atkins was at five, up three, with Take a Back Road. Toby Keith was up three to sixth with Made in America, one ahead of Keith Urban's Long Hot Summer, also up three. Trace Adkins made into the top 10 with Just Fishin' at 10, up 1.
Lambert was up 3 to 17 with Baggage Claim. Rascal Flatts' Easy, featuring Natasha Bedingfield, was up 3 to 22. The biggest mover by far was Lady Antebellum's We Owned the Night. The new single was up 13 to 27. The Band Perry was up 3 to 29 with All Your Life.
On the overall top 200 chart, Pistol Annies were 5th, Bryan 7th, Aldean 9th, Church 10th and Eli Young Band 17th.
More news for Pistol Annies
CD reviews for Pistol Annies
For those who thought "Hell on Heels" was a one-off side project for Miranda Lambert (along with sidekicks Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe), think again. The Annies, aka "Lonestar Annie" (Lambert), "Hippie Annie" (Monroe), and "Holler Annie" (Presley), are no novelty act. Instead, they tackle material that you just are unlikely to hear on mainstream country radio both in subject matter and sonics.
Like the debut, this one also makes it quite clear that »»»
One might think that given the presence of Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies are some sort of unworthy side, vanity project for Lambert in between discs. They also would be most wrong because this is not just Lambert and a few sidekicks.
Nope. This is a full-fledged, hardcore country trio album (Ashley Monroe and Angeleena Presley are Lambert's partners in crime) and an excellent one at that. The disc takes no prisoners to say the least, making that clear from the get go »»»
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: Carlile brings thoughtfulness
Brandi Carlile returned to the GRAMMY Museum for the third time, and it's easy to see why she's always invited back. The evening began with GRAMMY Executive Scott Goldman interviewing Carlile on a pair of stuffed chairs, which was followed directly by a brief set of live songs. The interview portion was informative, while Carlile's... »»»
Concert Review: LSD tour provides a lot of highs
This was not your grandkids' country, that's for sure. Even the name of the tour - the LSD Tour - was a throwback (albeit far before the principals were making music). But make no mistake about it. With the ever cool country traditionalist Dwight Yoakam, the country with some rock and blues and rabble rousing of Steve Earle thrown in and the... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
Dan Tyminski (known simply as "Tyminski" on his 2017 release "Southern Gothic") has traditional music roots and unassailable bluegrass street cred especially given his membership in Alison Krauss' Union Station. He is also a powerful songwriter and has been writing songs for himself and others for years now.... »»»
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have powerhouse individual talents; each has followed an estimable career path to where they find themselves today: making complex, but spare, records, writing music together and touring with their son Juno. Their new release, "Echoes In The Valley" features mostly songs written by Fleck and Washburn, banjos, Washburn's strong vocals and very little else.... »»»
Legends don't come any more legendary than Chris Hillman. The roll call of bands that comprises Hillman's half century in music reads like a wing exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, the Souther Hillman Furay Band, the Desert Rose Band,... »»»
Circus of Life
"Circus of Life," the title of Kinky Friedman's album, is a little misleading. It conjures up images of carnival barkers and circus freaks and songs as odd as its cigar-manufacturing, politically-astute novelist author/songwriter. The album is far more sensitive than that title suggests, though. In fact, it's a welcome respite from modern day circus-like life. »»»
Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1
Many mainstream country artists will point to their Southern roots as proof of their country music credentials. These roots seemingly give them liberty to stray just as far from typical country music instrumentation as they like. However, how does this rule apply to Santa Barbara, Cal.'s DevilDriver, which applies its hard-rocking groove metal chops to a set of outlaw country music? »»»
Kick Out the Twang
The cliché goes "They live and breathe music." Consider the case of Speedbuggy front man Timbo, who led the band back from a seven year hiatus after he survived and healed from a brain aneurysm only to endure a major house fire five week before the band departed on a European tour. »»»