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Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum top charts

Thursday, January 5, 2012 – Zac Brown Band and Lady Antebellum stayed atop the Billboard Country Song and Album charts for the week ending Jan. 14. Keep Me in Mind was ZBB's latest song chart topper, while "Own the Night" led the album chart.

David Nail was second, up two, with Let It Rain on the songs chart. Eric Church also was up two, to third, with Drink in My Hand. Tattoos on this Town from Jason Aldean was fourth. <>Easy by Rascal Flatts with Natasha Bedingfield, was fifth. The rest of the top 30 had very little movement. Craig Morgan made it into the top 30 - at 29 - with This Ole Boy. Lady Antebellum has its latest single, Dancin' Away With My Heart, moved up 7 to 30.

Aldean was second on the album chart with "My Kinda Party." Scotty McCreery's "Clear As Day" was third, followed by Luke Bryan's "Tailgates & Tanlines" in fourth and Toby Keith's "Clancy's Tavern" in fifth.

Pistol Annies went from 16 to 13 with "Hell On Heels." Jake Owen was at 15, up 5, with "Barefoot Blue Jean Night." Justin Moore moved from 19 to 16 with "Outlaws Like Me." Tim McGraw's "Number One Hits" was up 4 to 19. Rodney Atkins was at 21, up 4, with "Take a Back Road." Hunter Hayes' self-titled debut was a big mover, jumping 16 to 22. Chris Young's "Neon" moved up 4 to 23. "Icon: Josh Turner" was at 26, up 10. "Icon: Billy Currington" jumped from 41 to 27.

The "Footloose" soundtrack moved from 40 to 33. David Nail's "The Sound of a Million Dreams" shot from 37 to 48. "Top 50 Hottest Country Hits" debuted at 38.

On the bluegrass chart, "The Goat Rodeo Sessions" by Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile stayed first. "Paper Airplane" by Alison Krauss & Union Station remained second as did Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers' "Rare Bird Alert." Sarah Jarosz was up three to four with "Follow Me Down." Mark O'Connor's "An Appalachian Christmas" was fifth.

On the overall top 200, Lady A was 4th, Aldean 18th, McCreery 21st, Bryan 23rd and Keith 32nd.

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Jekyll + Hyde CD review - Jekyll + Hyde
Fans looking for the Zac Brown Band of 2005 won't find it in "Jekyll + Hyde" - there's nothing but an aftertaste of the Georgia group's chicken-fried origins. That might be why the album's name is so appropriate. Fans have gotten to know the country-folk band, but a deviant creeps in on all 16 tracks of its fourth album. And, like the classic story, Hyde stands out as more interesting. It hits hard, too. The opener, "Beautiful Drug," has an electric-pop »»»
Uncaged CD review - Uncaged
Zac Brown Band's "Uncaged" album opens with Jump Right In, which finds singer/bandleader Brown admonishing, "Let the music pull you in," which might just be Brown's motto. He's all about forgetting the cares of the day and giving in wholeheartedly to the magnetic attraction of good music. Although Brown writes, sings and plays well throughout, there are nevertheless few truly standout tracks or unexpected surprises on "Uncaged." With that said, »»»
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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