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Lady A tops chart (once again)

Thursday, December 1, 2011 – Lady Antebellum topped the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending Dec. 10 for We Owned the Night. The song took over the top from Brantley Gilbert's Country Must Be Country Wide, which slipped to fifth. On the album chart, Scott McCreery remained first with "Clear As Day."

On the album chart, "Speak Now: World Tour Live CD + DVD" from Taylor Swift debuted in second. The Band Perry moved from seventh to third with their self-titled debut. Lady Antebellum was fourth with "Own the Night," while Toby Keith's "Clancy's Tavern" was fifth.

Tim McGraw skyrocketed from 30th to 8th with "Number One Hits." Lauren Alaina was at 13 with "Wildflower," up 3. Billy Currington was a huge mover with "Enjoy Stronger" jumping from 35 to 15. Sara Evans stood at 16 with "Stronger," up 17. "Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton" went fro 29 to 18. Jake Owen's "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" moved from 24 to 20. Eli Young Band was at 23, up 4, with "Life At Best." Sugarland's "The Incredible Machine" went from 37 to 27. Keith Urban was a huge mover as well with "Get Closer" up from 53 to 28. "Icon: George Strait" moved up 9 to 29. "Icon" Josh Turner" was up 11 to 33. "Remember Me: Vol. 1," a covers disc from Willie Nelson, debuted at 40.

Jason Aldean was second again on the song chart with Tattoos on This Town. Baggage Claim from Miranda Lambert was in third, up one. Zac Brown Band jumped four to fourth with Keep Me In Mind.

Rascal Flatts was seventh with Easy featuring Natasha Bedingfield, up three. David Nail made into the top 10 - at ninth - with Let It Rain. Keith was 25th, up 3, with Red Solo Cup. George Strait had the biggest increase - from 35 to 29 - with Love's Gonna Make It Alright.

On the bluegrass chart "The Goat Rodeo Sessions" from Yo-Yo Ma/Stuart Duncan/Edgar Meyer/Chris Thile stayed first. "Paper Airplane" by Alison Krauss & Union Station remained second. "Rare Bird Alert" from Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers was third. Mark O'Connor's "An Appalachian Christmas" was up two to fourth. The Isaacs stayed in fifth with "Why Can't We."

On the overall top 200 chart, McCreery was 9th, Swift 11th, The Band Perry 17th, Lady Antebellum 22nd and Keith 33rd.

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747 CD review - 747
Six albums into its career, Lady Antebellum pretty much has the formula down pat. Either Hillary Scott or long and lanky Charles Kelley assumes lead vocals with Dave Haywood also providing vocals plus guitars and mandolin in a bunch of songs easy on the ears with a story often involving a lust for love. The typical song ("Lie With Me," for example) starts with Kelly or Scott taking a stanza, followed by the other with both then tackling the chorus together. This has worked quite well »»»
Golden CD review - Golden
Lady Antebellum probably needed a change in direction after "Own the Night" dropped in 2011. The material was overly geared towards taking dead aim at the radio jugular and not the best material. That isn't the case this time out on the trio's fifth release because most of the songs veer away from being obviously radio fodder (except for the current singleDowntown with its soulful beginning and strong vocals from Hillary Scott), but that also doesn't man that this was the right change. »»»
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: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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