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Owen registers chart double

Thursday, September 8, 2011 – Jake Owen scored a chart double by being the leading country album in the U.S. for the week ending Sept 17 with "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" and topping the Country Songs chart with the title track. Owen took over the top of the album chart from the Pistol Annies' "Hell on Heels" and the song chart from Remind Me by Brad Paisley with Carrie Underwood.

On the album chart, Luke Bryan stayed second with "tailgates & tanlines," Jason Aldean third with "My Kinda Party" and Eric Church fourth with "Chief." Pistol Annies dropped to fifth. Glen Campbell debuted in sixth with "Ghost on the Canvas," the final studio album from the veteran, who said he has Alzheimer's.

"American Idol Season 10 Highlights" from Scotty McCreery was up four to eighth. Texas singer Stoney LaRue debuted at 15 with "Velvet." Robert Earl Keen debuted at 21 with "Ready for Confetti."

Remind Me slipped to second on the song chart. Rodney Atkins was up two to third with Take a Back Road. Kenny Chesney's hit, You And Tequila with Grace Potter held onto fourth. Toby Keith was up one to fifth with Made in America. George Strait made into the top 10, moving up 2 to 9 with Here For a Good Time. Blake Shelton also reached the top 10 - at 10 - with God Gave Me You, up 3.

Miranda Lambert climbed 4 to 13 with Baggage Claim. Thompson Square is at 15, up 3, with I Got You. Brantley Gilbert and Jerrod Niemann moved up 3 to 16 and 17 respectively with Country Must Be Wide and One More Drinkin' Song.

Lady Antebellum was the biggest mover with its new single We Owned the Night at 21, up 6. The Band Perry's latest single, All Your Life, stood at 26, up 3.

Church jumped from 35 to 28 with Drink In My Hand. Aldean continued his great year with Tattoos on This Town skyrocketing 9 to 29 in its fourth week on the chart.

On the bluegrass chart, Alison Krauss & Union Station were first again with "Paper Airline." Steve Martin And the Steep Canyon Rangers held onto second with "Rare Bird Alert." Sarah Jarosz was up two to third with "Follow Me Down." "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" deluxe edition was fourth and Dierks Bentley was fifth with "Up on the Ridge."

On the overall chart, Owen was 6th, Bryan 11th, Aldean 13th, Church 15th and Pistol Annies 22nd.

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Most everyone has made up their mind on bro-country music. Maybe you love the breezy images of the beach dippin' and sippin' lifestyle, or you write it off as empty headed and repetitive. Either way, Florida native Jake Owen was a torchbearer for the genre, and it's rewarded him well - four albums and five Number One singles (remember "Beachin"?). His career has been on a more-or-less upward arc, with higher-profile tours and bigger hits each time out. »»»
Days of Gold CD review - Days of Gold
Jake Owen aims to satisfy all comers (that is, if the current country is your thing), but the individual pieces don't quite add up. The songs may stand up on their own well enough, but when all is said and done, Owen remains an artist without much of an identity or sound. Take, for example, Beachin', one of countless country songs about the good life. Like many of his counterparts these days, there's a spoken, neo hip hop rap part to it. The song is breezy, on the catchy side, but »»»
Endless Summer EP
Jake Owen has been described by some as an artist who has evaded the prototypical country music playbook. And while that may be true, on his "Endless Summer" EP, coaxing a bit more life out of his summer tour with Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney, the artist openly embraces the classic summer music formula, offering up airy, catchy jams that will remind you of cool breezes and warm waters. Owen chooses to bookend his taste of summer EP with two classic road songs, the first of which being »»»
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 I... »»»
Concert Review: Johnson, Mike & the Moonpies show traditional country is alive and well – Cody Johnson is not your typical mainstream country artist. He self-releases his albums, and instead of putting out rock and pop songs (disguised to look country), he records real, diehard Texas country music. And it was heartening to see and hear his loyal Los Angeles fanbase sing along with nearly ever song. His show tonight transformed this former... »»»
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