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McCreery, Shelton top charts

Thursday, October 27, 2011 – Scotty McCreery continued leading the Billboard Country Albums chart with "Clear As Day" for the week ending Nov. 5. Blake Shelton topped the Country Songs chart with God Gave Me You.

Eli Young Band was second on the songs chart with Crazy Girl, switching spots with George Strait and Here for a Good Time. Baggage Claim by Miranda Lambert jumped from nine to four, one ahead of Sparks Fly by Taylor Swift, which was up two.

Jason Aldean reached the top 10 with Tattoos on This Town, up 1. The Band Perry moved from 20 to 17 with All Your Life. Kenny Chesney jumped from 28 to 22 with Reality. Edens Edge was up 3 to 26 with Amen. Brad Paisley's Camouflage moved up 6 to 27. Dierks Bentley's new single, Home, stood at 30, up 5.

On the album chart, Lady Antebellum was second with "Own the Night," changing places with Lauren Alaina and "Wildflower." The "Footloose" soundtrack was up two to fourth with Aldean's "My Kinda Party" again fifth. Montgomery Gentry debuted at nine with "Rebels on the Run."

The "Country Strong" soundtrack was at 30, up 3.

On the Bluegrass Chart, Alison Krauss & Union Station once again topped the list with "Paper Airplane" with Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers second with "Rare Bird Alert." Sarah Jarosz was third with "Follow Me Down," changing places with Bentley's "Up on the Ridge." The "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" deluxe edition was fifth.

On the overall top 200 chart, McCreery was 3rd, Lady A 7th, Alaina 10th, "Footloose" 14th and Aldean 17th.

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See You Tonight CD review - 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 CD review - 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 »»»
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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