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Keith, Lady Antebellum lead charts

Thursday, October 6, 2011 – Toby Keith moved to the top of the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending Oct. 15 with Made in America, while Lady Antebellum led the album chart with "Own the Night."

Keith switched spots with Rodney Atkins whose Take a Back Road was second. Keith Urban remained third with Long Hot Summer. Blake Shelton moved up three to fourth with God Gave Me You. George Swift was up one to fifth with Here for a Good Time.

Jason Aldean was at 15, up 3, with Tattoos on This Town. Also up 3 was Zac Brown Band whose Keep Me in Mind was at 22. Chris Young was the biggest mover as You jumped from 36 to 30.

On the album chart, Aldean was second with "My Kinda Party," Brantley Gilbert third with "Halfway to Heaven," George Strait fourth with "Here for a Good Time" and Luke Bryan fifth with "tailgates & tanlines."

LeAnn Rimes debuted in seventh with "Lady & Gentlemen." The "Footloose" soundtrack debuted at 23. Ronnie Dunn's self-titled de but was at 30, up 3. Keith Urban moved up 6 to 38 with "Get Closer."

The bluegrass side showed no movement in the top two with Alison Krauss & Union first with "Paper Airplane" and Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers" second with "Rare Bird Alert." Ricky Skaggs debuted in third with "A Skaggs Family Christmas: Vol. 2." Dierks Bentley was fourth with "Up on the Ridge" and Sarah Jarosz fifth with "Follow Me Down."

On the overall top 200, Lady A was 6th, Aldean 16th, Gilbert 17th, Strait 18th and Bryan 20th.

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35 mph Town CD review - 35 mph Town
Way back in the '90's, before millions of dollars, high profile political feuds and moguldom, Toby Keith could really sing and write a pretty good song! News flash! He still can on his nostalgic, 18th album. You can hear an unexpected Merle Haggard influence all over this record. The title cut, "35 MPH" evokes a Haggard vibe. Think "Roots Of My Raising - 2015" as Keith laments the loss of the commonplace, now gone forever. What could've easily been an appeal »»»
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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: These Eagles keep songs alive and well – The newly reconfigured Eagles lineup, which now includes Vince Gill and Deacon Frey in place of the late Glenn Frey, hasn't changed its set much since this modified grouping's debut at Dodger Stadium in 2017. Don Henley announced from the outset, though, how the group continues to tour primarily so it can keep the Eagles' many great songs alive.... »»»
Concert Review: Lovett could not have scripted it any better – Cerritos is a fair distance from Hollywood, but Lyle Lovett, who has accumulated a long list of acting credits, sometimes seemed like he was giving a company town performance this night. Maybe it was because Paul Reiser, the "Mad About You" star, introduced Lovett with a funny bit about what some of the man's songs mean (or don't mean).... »»»
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