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Lady A gets gold

Thursday, May 16, 2013 – Lady Antebellum had the top selling disc in the U.S. with "Golden" for the week ending May 25. Florida Georgia Line again led the Billboard Country Songs chart with Cruise.

Lady A took over the top of the Billboard Country Albums chart from Kenny Chesney's "Life on a Rock," which fell to third. Pistol Annies debuted in second with its sophomore disc "Annie Up." Blake Shelton was fourth with "Based on a True Story..." "Nashville: The Music of Nashville: Season 1: Volume 2" debuted in fifth.

"NOW That's What I Call a Country Part," a compilation disc, debuted in 10th. Tim McGraw was at 11, up 3, with "Two Lanes of Freedom." "Nashville: The Music of Nashville: Season 1: Volume 1" was up 5 to 23. Randy Rogers Band suffered a big drop with "Trouble." Debuting in third last week, the CD was 25th this week. Craig Campbell debuted at 28 with "Never Again."

Rapper Lenny Cooper debuted at 34 with "Mud Dynasty." Gloriana enjoyed a huge jump with "A Thousand Miles Left Behind" up 17 to 39. Dailey & Vincent debuted at 40 with "Brothers of the Highway."

On the songs chart, Darius Rucker and Shelton stayed second and third with Wagon Wheel and Boys 'Round Here respectively. The latter also features Pistol Annies. Tim McGraw was fourth with Highway Don't Care, which also includes Taylor Swift. Florida Georgia Line rounded out the top five with Get Your Shine On.

George Strait broke into the top 10 with Give It All We Got Tonight. The Band Perry moved up from 15 to 12 with DONE. Gloriana jumped 7 to 20 with Can't Shake You. Randy Houser was up 4 to 24 with Runnin' Outta Moonlight. Danielle Bradbery, a Texas teen who has been on The Voice, debuted at 25 with Maybe It Was Memphis.

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell continue leading the Bluegrass Albums chart with "Love Has Come For You." Dailey & Vincent debuted in second with "Brothers of the Highway." Steven Curtis Chapman was third with "Deep Roots." Old Crow Medicine Show stood in fourth with "Carry Me Back," one ahead of Trampled by Turtles' "Stars and Satellites."

On the overall top 200, Pistols Annies were 5th, Chesney 8th, Shelton 9th and "Nashville..." 13th.

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Lady Antebellum may cause you to throw out many of your country music principles. They don't sing and play traditional country music, for starters. They're not cool like more rocking Americana artists. In fact, they're huge mainstream country stars. So, why are some of us still suckers for their sound? And why does the new "Heart Break" sound so good on the ears? Well, it's simple, but complicated. Hillary Scott is simply a wonderfully sincere singer. »»»
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: There's a lot to be said about The Felice Brothers – The Felice Brothers have soldiered on, occupying the fringes of the musical world with ups and downs. After not knowing whether the group would even continue following the departure of half of the band a few years ago, The Felice Brothers continued with a new rhythm section and a new album, "Undressed," that is heavily political.... »»»
Concert Review: Turner bring it on (to his second) home – Frank Turner opined during the first of four sold-out nights of the Lost Evenings Festival that Boston was his home away from his British home. The likable, accessible singer hit the sweet spot not only with his perspective, but his performance as well demonstrated why. Turner made a major change in this year's festival. For the first time, he... »»»
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