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Dan + Shay, FGL lead charts

Thursday, April 10, 2014 – Dan + Shay hit the top right of the charts right out of the chute. "Where It All Began" debuted at number 1 on the Billboard top Country Albums chart for the week ending April 19. Florida Georgia Line stayed first with "This is How We Roll," which features Luke Bryan.

Last week's albums chart topper, "Out Among the Stars" by Johnny Cash, was second. Bryan was third with "Crash My Party." FGL was fourth with "Here's to the Good Times." Eric Church held fifth with "The Outsiders."

Blake Shelton's "Based on a True Story..." jumped five to sixth. Josh Thompson debuted in seventh with "Turn It Up." "Working Man's Poet: A Tribute To Merle Haggard" by various artists including Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks and Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan, debuted at 17. Jake Owen jumped 6 to 18 with "Days of Gold." "Love Is Everything" from George Strait was at 19, up 6. The Band Perry jumped 10 to 21 with "Pioneer."

Brantley Gilbert held second again on the songs chart with "Bottoms Up." Bryan was third with "Play It Again." Jerrod Niemann remained fourth with "Drink To That All Night," one ahead of Eric Church's "Give Me Back My Hometown." Dan+ Shay were seventh with "19 You + Me," up four. Rascal Flatts broke into the top 10 with "Rewind" at number 10, up 2.

Justin Moore stood at 14, up 3, with "Lettin' the Night Roll." Hunter Hayes jumped 6 to 16 with "Invisible." Jake Owen climbed 4 to 17 with "Beachin.'" Tyler Farr, Sara Evans and Craig Morgan all also moved 4 spots to 19, 20 and 21 respectively with "Whiskey in My Water," "Slow Me Down" and "Wake Up Lovin' You" respectively.

Chris Young was at 22 with "Who I Am With You," up 5. Billy Currington was at 23 with "We Are Tonight," up 5. Craig Campbell broke into the top 25 - at 24 - with "Keep Them Kisses Comin'." Lee Brice closed out the top 25 with "I Don't Dance," up 5.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Nickel Creek debuted at the top with "A Dotted Line." This was the trio's first disc in seven years. The Infamous Stringdusters also debuted - in second - with "Let It Go." Alan Jackson's "The Bluegrass Album" was third. "Live" from Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell" was fourth with Steve Ivey fifth with "Best of Bluegrass: Collector's Edition."

On the overall top 200, Dan + Shay were sixth, Nickel Creek seventh and Cash eighth. Bryan was 15th and Florida Georgia Line 19th.

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Dan + Shay CD review - Dan + Shay
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Obssessed CD review - Obssessed
Dan Myers and James Shay Mooney came from different parts of the country (Allegheny County, Pa. and Arkansas, respectively) and met in Nashville where each was tracking the well-worn path to country music success. They began writing songs together a little over three years ago, already have a hit album ("Where It All Began") and now have another tiger by the tail. Dan + Shay know a hook, can write songs and have identified a sweet spot in the formula of country music success. »»»
Where It All Began CD review - Where It All Began
Dan + Shay debut with a likable disc, if your bent is the Rascal Flatts world of country. In fact, Dan Smyers of Pittsburgh and Shay Mooney of Arkansas come mighty close to mimicking the longstanding country stars with the biggest difference that they're a duo and Rascal Flatts is a trio. Perhaps the similarities ought come as no surprise because the duo started writing the day after they met in Nashville in December 2012. Guess who placed their first song on hold? Rascal Flatts. »»»
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... »»»
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