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FGL, Cash top charts

Thursday, April 3, 2014 – Florida Georgia Line again led the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending April 12 with "This is How We Roll." The late Johnny Cash, who died in 2003, is numero uno on the albums chart with "Out Among the Stars," a collection of three-decades old songs found two years ago.

Brantley Gilbert stayed second on the songs chart with "Bottoms Up." Blake Shelton was again third with "Doin' What She Likes" and Jerrod Niemann fourth with "Drink To That All Night." Luke Bryan jumped from nine to five with "Play It Again." Miranda Lambert stood at 13 with "Automatic," up four. Justin Moore moved up three to 17 with "Lettin' the Night Roll."

Cash assumed the top spot on the album chart from Eric Church's "The Outsiders," which slipped to second. Jerrod Niemann debuted in third with "High Noon." Bryan stayed fourth with "Crash My Party" with FGL fifth with "Here's to the Good Times."

Garth Brooks was at 17, up five, with "Blame It All On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences."

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell stood in first with "Live." Alan Jackson was second with "The Bluegrass Album." James King was third with "Three Chords and the Truth." Special Consensus & Friends" debuted in fourth with "Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute to John Denver." Martin and Brickell were also fifth with "Love Has Come For You."

On the overall top 200, Cash debuted in 3rd, Church 17th, Niemann 18th, Bryan 21st and FGL 24th.

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Dig Your Roots CD review - Dig Your Roots
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Anything Goes CD review - Anything Goes
The title of Florida Georgia Line's second full length is accurate. For the duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelly, that means girls, girls and more girls plus an ultra dose of partying. That is evident from the refrain of the title track, which, of course, focuses on Friday night activities. "I brought the songs and you brought the party/ Only one way to do it up right/Everybody goes where eveybody knows/That anything goes on a Friday Night/Get your party right/It's a Friday night. »»»
Here's to the Good Times This is How We Roll CD review - Here's to the Good Times This is How We Roll
Perhaps a few fans didn't get enough of Florida Georgia Line's "Here's to the Good Times," which came out in December 2012. That release contained all five songs of the duo's second EP "It'z Just What We Do" from May 2012. Not to mention the super uber mega-hit Cruise and fellow number ones Get Your Shine On, Round Here and Stay. With "This is How We Roll," Tyler Hubbard (he's the one with the longer hair) and Brian Kelly follow 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: 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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