Sign up for newsletter

Lynch, Shelton lead charts

Thursday, August 30, 2012 – Dustin Lynch debuted in first on the Billboard Country Albums chart with his self-titled debut for the week ending Sept. 8. Lynch took over for Zac Brown Band's "Uncaged." Blake Shelton remained first on the Billboard Country Songs chart with Over.

ZBB fell to second on the albums chart. Lionel Richie was up two to third with "Tuskegee." Carrie Underwood was fourth with "Blown Away." Luke Bryan's "tailgates & tanlines was fifth. Dierks Bentley debuted in 12th with "Country & Cold Cans" EP. JT Hodges debuted at 23 with his self-titled disc. Jake Owen was 26th, up 5, with "Barefoot Blue Jean Night."

Little Big Town inched up one to second with Pontoon, on the song chart, one step ahead of Josh Turner's Time Is Love, also up one. Hunter Hayes jumped from eight to four with Wanted. Love And Theft was in fifth with Angel Eyes. Jana Kramer's Why Ya Wanna climbed from ninth to sixth. Keith Urban also was up three - to seventh - with For You. Jason Aldean's new single, Take a Little Ride, was at the eighth spot, up four. Lynch broke into the top 10 with Cowboys and Angels at 10th, up 1.

Zac Brown Band stood at 11 with The Wind, up 3. Underwood moved up 4 to 12 with Blown Away. Easton Corbin's Lovin' You Is Fun stood at 14, up 3. Miranda Lambert was at 15 with Fastest Girl in Town up 3. Lee Brice was 15th with Hard to Love, up 4. Rascal Flatts was at 18 with Come Wake Me Up, up 3.

Despite big success on the digital chart, Taylor Swift was at 19, down 6, with We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. Jake Owen moved up 5 to 20 with The One That Got Away. Greg Bates' first charting single, Did It For the Girl, was up 3 to 23. Eric Church made it to 24, up 3, with Creepin'. Luke Bryan's Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, was up 4 to 25.

I Like Girls That Drink Beer by Toby Keith was 27th, up 3. Kip Moore charted at 28 with Beer Money, up 3. Edens Edge's Too Good To Be True was up 3 to 29. Casey James made it to 30 with Crying on a Suitcase, up 4.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, the top four remained the same: Old Crow Medicine Show with "Carry Me Back" in first, Trampled by Turtles in second with "Stars and Satellites," Jerry Douglas third with "Traveler" and "The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent" fourth. "Rare Bird Alert" from Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers was fifth, up four.

On the overall top 200, Lynch debuted in 13th. ZBB was 16th, Richie 20th, Underwood 21st and Bryan 22nd.

More news for Dustin Lynch

CD reviews for Dustin Lynch

Current Mood CD review - Current Mood
Like a lot of 'country' releases these days, Dustin Lynch's "Current Mood" includes a few songs that - if their quality had been duplicated throughout - would have made for one fine album. The ballad, "Love Me or Leave Me Alone," which also features Karen Fairchild (of Little Big Town), is a powerfully memorable song. It's followed by "Back on It" which, with its love/addiction analogy (although already done many times before) is nevertheless »»»
Where It's At CD review - Where It's At
Dustin Lynch is a throwback on his sophomore release thanks to the good-looking Tennessee native sporting a straw cowboy hat, Now that's something you don't see these days unless you happen to be King George Strait. Instead, the hat acts of yesteryear - the moniker, in reality, was a dig at those who were part of the same milk toast country sounds that were being put out in the '90s - traded them in for baseball caps. Lynch is yet another in the seemingly endless line these days, »»»
Dustin Lynch CD review - Dustin Lynch
Dustin Lynch certainly put in the man-hours in preparing for his first record. The Tennessee native moved the 90 minutes north to Nashville and set to work learning from as many performers as possible. That was back in 2003. He's now 27 and ready for his close-up. Lynch makes a memorable arrival announcement with the leadoff tune, She Cranks My Tractor. This turn-it-up burner, scorches with a barrage of sly lyrics about a wild woman. It doesn't just knock on the door of the »»»
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: Combs, Gill, Harris, Crow comprise one final musical platter – Vince Gill played host to an entertaining guitar pull, a show which also featured his longtime friend, Emmylou Harris, slightly newer friend Sheryl Crow and brand-new friend Luke Combs. Gill joked from the outset that this All for the Hall fundraising show needed Combs to sell tickets, and by the audience's response, it was clear many came only to see Combs.... »»»
Concert Review: Stapleton shows his traditional roots – Chris Stapleton's All-American Road show feels like a singular mission to rid the genre of the bro country scourge that has plagued it for years. He came out with a blazing one-two punch of "Second One To Know" and "Without Your Love" and packed a stadium sized onslaught into a 9,000-seat arena. He never once veered from his... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time  Subscribe to Country News Digest  Follow Country Standard Time on twitter  Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook 

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Willis, Robison spin "Beautiful Lie" Eleven years ago, Kelly stepped away from music. She had just finished touring on 2007's exquisite "Translated From Love" and felt the angst of being a travelling musician with family at home. At that point, Willis and her husband, musician/producer Bruce Robison,... »»»
Chip Kinman celebrates brother, career on "Sounds Like Music" For a brief moment last summer, the news of Tony Kinman's death was, if not greatly exaggerated, then at least fortuitously premature. The roots rock icon, known for his work in The Dils, Rank and File, Blackbird and Cowboy Nation with his younger brother Chip, had been diagnosed with cancer in March 2018,... »»»
Shiflett learns "Hard Lessons" Until recently, Chris Shiflett took a somewhat obsessive/compulsive approach to his music career. For the past two decades, Shiflett has been the primary guitar foil for Dave Grohl in Foo Fighters; early in his tenure, Shiflett was so self-deprecatingly... »»»
Threads CD review - Threads
With "Threads," Sheryl Crow gets the all-star-guest treatment on what she says is her swang song, with each song featuring a favorite fellow artist. She seems a little too young for this kind of tribute. Nevertheless,  »»»
Let it Roll CD review - Let it Roll
Midland is more magicians than musicians. When the trio came out with their omnipresent 2017 single "Drinkin' Problem," they pulled off their first trick: a brand-new band to radio who sounded like old friends. Their sound and their look (matador »»»
While I'm Livin' CD review - While I'm Livin'
It's been 17 years since we've had a new album from Tanya Tucker, so it's a real pleasure to hear her clear throaty vocals deliver these songs with her characteristic raw emotion. Tucker knows how to get into a song and make it her own »»»
Gypsy CD review - Gypsy
Eilen Jewell's "Gypsy" opens with the ominous, mysterious "Beat the Drum," which is a swampy - and yes, gypsy - song of warning about some impending doom or other. It plays out like a softer type of vintage... »»»
Texas CD review - Texas
Rodney Crowell is a rare breed of a country songwriter. Yes, he knows how to write traditional country songs; it's just he's also a deep thinker, which requires extra effort on the part of the listener to appreciate them fully.  »»»
New Moon Over My Shoulder CD review - New Moon Over My Shoulder
Larry Sparks was still a teenager when Ralph Stanley chose him to replace his brother Carter Stanley as guitarist and lead singer in the Clinch Mountain Boys in the wake of Carter's passing in December 1966. »»»