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Bryan dominates charts

Thursday, October 10, 2013 – Luke Bryan has the Billboard country charts all to himself. That's My Kind of Night leads the Hot Country Songs chart, while his album, "Crash My Party also is first for the week ending Oct. 19.

On the songs chart, Thomas Rhett stayed second with It Goes Like This, one ahead of fellow newcomer Tyler Farr, whose Redneck Crazy moved up one. Jason Aldean was fourth with Night Train and Billy Currington fifth with Hey Girl.

Keith Urban stood at 13 with We Were Us, his duet with Miranda Lambert. Eli Young Band moved from 19 to 15 with Drunk Last Night. The Voice winner Cassadee Pope was at 17, up four, with Washington All These Years. Parmalee was a big mover with Carolina jumping six to 18. David Nail's new single, Whatever She's Got, was an even bigger chart shaker, leapfrogging from 32 to 24.

On the albums chart, Farr debuted in second with "Redneck Crazy." Florida Georgia Line was third with "Here's to the Good Times." Justin Moore was fourth with "Off the Beaten Path" and Alan Jackson fifth with "The Bluegrass Album." Hank Williams III debuted at 10 with "Brothers of the 4x4."

Randy Travis debuted at 19 with "Influence: Vol. 1: the Man I Am," a covers project. The Wood Brothers debuted at 22 with "The Muse."

Jackson leads the Bluegrass Albums chart again with "The Bluegrass Album." Noam Pikelny's "Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe" was second with Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott's "Memories And Moments" third. Steve Martin & Edie Brickell stayed fourth with "Love Has Come For You." Steep Canyon Rangers were fifth with "Tell the Ones I Love."

On the overall top 200, Bryan was fourth, Farr fifth, FGL 12th, Moore 13th and Jackson 20th.

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Spring Break...Checkin Out CD review - Spring Break...Checkin Out
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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... »»»
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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