McCreery tops country sales
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
– Three country discs will be in the top 10 when the charts are officially released Thursday. Scotty McCreery will be in third on the overall Billboard 200 chart with "Clear As Day." The disc dropped 36 percent in sales to 57,000.
Lady Antebellum was at 7 with "Own the Night," down 27 percent to 34,000. Lauren Alain's "Wildflower" was down 63 percent to 10th.
Adele is in first on the Billboard 200 as "21" sold 106,000 units last week.
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See You Tonight
Scotty McCreery's third release, "See You Tonight" is designed to market the season 10 American Idol champ as a more mature artist. Armed with songwriting heavies along with a guest vocal from Allison Krauss, it might work on paper. But in the end, he proves that his wheelhouse remains fun contemporary songs driven by his boy next door charm.
Ironically, for a fall release, the album is heavy on summertime themed tracks and upbeat party anthems. From Feel Good Summer Song to »»»
Christmas with Scotty McCreery
Hearing Scotty McCreery go into a spontaneous, Elvis-y C.C. Rider, right after a guitar-rocking, piano-pounding Santa Claus Is Back In Town makes "Christmas with Scotty McCreery" worthwhile. It's such a treat to have the boy wonder let loose and rock just a bit, rockabilly style. McCreery also rocks a touch during his version of Jingle Bells, which leaves him sounding more like Dwight Yoakam than Josh Turner, which is usually the comparative case.
Rockabilly must have been on »»»
Clear As Day
Considering American Idol's pop bent and country radio's current flair for the pop and rock-tinged mainstream, not many people would have banked on the viability of a traditional country-leaning winner whose audition song eschewed usual favorites such as I'll Stand By You for neo-traditional '90s mainstay Travis Tritt's Drive in My Country.
Sure, there's been Carrie Underwood - perhaps Idol's biggest success story of any genre - Kellie Pickler, Josh Gracin and »»»
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: Daniels wears out bows, but music endures
After each of the first few songs Charlie Daniels played, his 'fiddle tech (?)' exchanged his bow. Is this because he was playing particularly hard? Perhaps. Whatever the case, Daniels and his five-piece band clearly appeared to be giving it their all during the act's hour-and-a-half set.
As it is the Christmas month, Daniels sang a... »»»
Concert Review: Rawlings easily moves out of the shadow
Every once in awhile David Rawlings moves out of the shadow of musical mate Gillian Welch to launch his own tour. While Welch, for whom Rawlings plays guitar, has the more prominent career, nights like this ably confirm that there is a reason does his own thing as well.
Rawlings, who released the very fine "Poor David's Almanack" in... »»»
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