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Gilbert notches number one spot

Thursday, July 12, 2012 – Brantley Gilbert scored a number 1 hit on the Billboard Country Songs chart with You Don't Know Her Like I Do for the week ending July 21. Gilbert moved up from third, displacing Luke Bryan's Drunk On You, which fell to fifth. Kenny Chesney continued atop the Albums Chart with "Welcome to the Fishbowl."

On the songs chart, Eli Young Band was second again with Even If It Breaks Your Heart. Dierks Bentley inched up one to third with 5-1-5-0. Chesney was fourth with Come Over.

Little Big Town went from 24 to 20 with Pontoon. Tim McGraw debuted at 22 with his new single Truck Yeah. Miranda Lambert was 26th, up 3 with Fastest Girl in Town.

On the albums chart, Lionel Richie jumped from 9 to 2 with "Tuskegee." Bryan was third with "tailgates & tanlines" with Carrie Underwood fourth with "Blown Away" and Eric Church fifth with "Chief."

Zac Brown Band jumped from 17 to 8 with "You Get What You Give." Skylar Laine's "American Idol: Season 11: Highlights EP" debuted at 12. Jake Owens jumped from 28 to 21 with "Bearfoot Blue Jean Night." Scotty McCreery's "Clear As Day" also was up 7, to 22.

On the bluegrass album chart, Trampled By Turtles reclaimed the top spot again with "Stars and Satellites," switching spots with "Traveler" from Jerry Douglas. "Pick" by Keller Williams with the Travelin' McCourys debuted in third. "The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent" was fourth with "Paper Airplane" from Alison Krauss & Union Station fifth.

On the overall top 200 chart, Chesney was 8th, Richie 22nd, Bryan 24th, Underwood 35th and Church 37th.

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For those fans worrying over the potential demise of bro country, rest easy; Brantley Gilbert is here to keep that flag flying high. Comprised of a solid set of radio ready rockers alongside a few tamer numbers, Gilbert sets out to prove the establishment wrong, rolling his way through 16 tales of hard living and partying. Yet, while Gilbert holds strong to the "bro country" stance, he's also very much his own man, allowing his faith and values to pull front and center as well. »»»
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With the third version of Brantley Gilbert's "Just as I Am," he has almost doubled the average country album track listing. The definitive Platinum Edition contains 19 tracks that feature his trademark rock inflected country sound. The original 11 tracks are still intact, with the addition of the 3 songs from the original deluxe edition. Added on at the end are five new songs that largely fit well with the tone of the album. Those who originally purchased the regular edition »»»
Just As I Am CD review - Just As I Am
Brantley Gilbert's third release is a collection of songs that define who he is as an artist. There is a notable absence of wild experimentation here; these are straightforward songs from the artist who broke through with "Halfway to Heaven." The tattooed country rocker follows in the footsteps of Eric Church's recent hit, "The Outsiders," making a conscious step away from the overproduced hip hop country that artists like Florida Georgia Line are taking to the top of the charts. »»»
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: Sara Evans comes around again with Barker Family Band, and that's just fine – What goes around comes around for Sara Evans. Back about four decades ago, she was singing weekends with her family band in Missouri. Now, she's back on the road on a very short tour including two of her children and three siblings. For now, Evans, at 49, has lost absolutely none of her vocal super powers, and her offspring can handle their own at... »»»
Concert Review: White makes hurting sound real good – John Paul White entitled his new disc, "The Hurting Kind." But there is no hurting of any sort on White's performance - well maybe only when considering the subject matter - showcasing his vocals and a bevy of quality songs. The CD moves White closer to his Southern roots mixing country and roots sounds. The concert followed suit.... »»»
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