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.
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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 »»»
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