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Moore, Underwood lead charts again

Thursday, May 31, 2012 – Kip Moore and Carrie Underwood held onto their number one spots on the Billboard Country Songs and Albums charts respectively for the week ending June 9 with Somethin' 'Bout a Truck and "Blown Away" respectively.

On the album chart, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan remained second and third with "Tuskegee" and "tailgates & tanlines" respectively. Eric Church was fourth with "Chief" and Jason Aldean fifth with "My Kinda Party."

Scotty McCreery was 13th, up 3, with "Clear As Day." Ronnie Dunn re-entered the chart at 14. The Oak Ridge Boys debuted at 29 with "Back Home Again Gospel Favorites." Kevin Costner & Modern West debuted at 38 with "Hatfields & McCoys: Famous Feuds," the soundtrack to the TV show.

Zac Brown was second on the country songs chart with No Hurry, one ahead of Springsteen by Church. Underwood was fourth with Good Girl and Bryan fifth with Drunk On You.

Dierks Bentley jumped 4 to 12 with 5-1-5-0, while Kenny Chesney skyrocketed from 24 to 16 with Come Over. Keith Urban moved up 4 to 17 with For You. Thompson Square's Glass moved up 3 to 22. Something To Do With My Hands from Thomas Rhett also moved up 3 to 22. Big & Rich debuted at 24 with That's Why I Pray. Blake Shelton's new single, Over, was 27th, up 4.

Trampled By Turtles once again topped the Bluegrass Albums chart with "Stars and Satellites." "The Goat Rodeo Sessions" from Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile was second. "The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent" held third, one ahead of "Nobody Knows You" by Steep Canyon Rangers. "Rare Bird Alert" from Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers was fifth.

On the top 200 chart, Underwood was 3rd, Richie 6th, Bryan 15th, Church 28th and Aldean 31st.

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Underground CD review - Underground
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Wild Ones CD review - Wild Ones
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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: 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... »»»
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