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McCreery, Bryan top charts

Thursday, October 24, 2013 – Scotty McCreery led the Billboard Country Albums chart for the week ending Nov. 2 with "See You Tonight." Luke Bryan once again topped the Hot Country Songs chart with That's My Kind of Night.

On the album chart, Willie Nelson, 80, debuted in second with "To All the Girls...," a duets disc. Bryan was third with "Crash My Party." Chase Rice, who helped write the Florida Georgia Line mega smash Cruise, was fourth, debuting with his EP "Ready Set Roll." Last week's number one from Cassadee Pope, "Frame By Frame," fell to fifth.

Nashville based singer/songwriter Will Hoge debuted at 23 with "Never Give In." "Joey + Rory Inspired: Songs Of Faith & Family" jumped from 43 to 27. Country hip hop rapper Bubba Sparxxx debuted at 40 with "Pain Management."

On the songs chart, Thomas Rhett was second again with It Goes Like This, one ahead of Mine Would Be You courtesy of Blake Shelton. Chris Young jumped four to fourth with Aw Naw. Jason Aldean was fifth with Night Train.

Tim McGraw was up three to sixth with Southern Girl. Florida Georgia Line remains in the top 10 with Cruise. The song was seventh, down one, in its 65th week on the chart. Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert combined on We Were Us now eighth, up three.

Jake Owen's Days of Gold, stood at 19, up five. Florida Georgia Line may have another hit on its hands with Stay. The song, in its fifth week out, jumped from 28 to 21.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Alan Jackson was first with "The Bluegrass Album." Steve Martin & Edie Brickell remained second with "Love Has Come For You." The Isaacs held onto third with "The Living Years." Michael Martin Murphey was fourth with "Red River Drifter." The first Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott album in 13 years, "Memories And Moments" stayed fifth.

On the overall top 200, McCreery was sixth. Nelson was ninth, Bryan 12th, Rice 16tgh and Pope 18th.

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Christmas with Scotty McCreery CD review - Christmas with Scotty McCreery
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Clear As Day CD review - Clear As Day
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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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