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Gilbert tops Billboard chart

Thursday, June 5, 2014 – Brantley Gilbert has the number one country album with "Just As I Am," which debuted atop the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Luke Bryan continues to dominate the Hot Country Songs chart with "Play It Again" remaining number 1 for the week ending June 14.

On the albums chart, Rascal Flatts stayed second with "Rewind." Bryan was third with "Crash My Party." Florida Georgia Line held fourth with "Here's to the Good Times." "The Outsiders" from Eric Church was fifth.

Blake Shelton was up three to seventh with "Based on a True Story..." Jake Owen was at 13 with "Days of Gold," up 3. Kacey Musgraves jumped 7 to 16 with "Same Trailer Different Park." The Band Perry jumped 9 to 21 with "Pioneer." Jaymie Lynn Spears debuted at 24 with her EP "The Journey."

Bryan also again has a share of the second spot on the songs chart on Florida Georgia Line's "This is How We Roll," which features him. Jake Owen was third with "Beachin'," one ahead of Miranda Lambert's "Automatic." Brantley Gilbert held the fifth spot with Bottoms Up."

Blake Shelton was up four to seven with "My Eyes," which features Gwen Sebastian. Lee Brice also climbed four, to eight, with "I Don't Dance." Tyler Farr was at 11, up 3, with "Whiskey In My Water." Joe Nichols' latest hit, "Yeah," was at 13, up 3.

Dierks Bentley was a big mover with "Drunk on a Plane" at 14, up 6. Billy Currington's new single, "We Are Tonight," jumped 7 to 15. Brad Paisley's "River Bank" stood at 16, up 5, in its ninth week on the charts. Craig Campbell was up 4 to 20 with "Keep Them Kisses Comin'."

Nickel Creek and Alan Jackson stayed one-two on the Bluegrass Albums chart with "A Dotted Line" and "The Bluegrass Album" respectively. ""Timeless Treasures: Bluegrass Gospel" from Jonathan Widger, Sarah Moore and Randy Nichols debuted in third. Chatham County Line was fourth with "Tightrope." Live" from Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell was fifth.

On the overall top 200, Gilbert was 2nd, Rascal Flatts 11th, Bryan 15th, Florida Georgia Line 16th and Church 29th.

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The Devil Don't Sleep CD review - The Devil Don't Sleep
For those fans worrying over the potential demise of bro country, rest easy; Brantley Gilbert is here to keep that flag flying high. Comprised of a solid set of radio ready rockers alongside a few tamer numbers, Gilbert sets out to prove the establishment wrong, rolling his way through 16 tales of hard living and partying. Yet, while Gilbert holds strong to the "bro country" stance, he's also very much his own man, allowing his faith and values to pull front and center as well. »»»
Just As I Am: Platinum Edition CD review - Just As I Am: Platinum Edition
With the third version of Brantley Gilbert's "Just as I Am," he has almost doubled the average country album track listing. The definitive Platinum Edition contains 19 tracks that feature his trademark rock inflected country sound. The original 11 tracks are still intact, with the addition of the 3 songs from the original deluxe edition. Added on at the end are five new songs that largely fit well with the tone of the album. Those who originally purchased the regular edition »»»
Just As I Am CD review - Just As I Am
Brantley Gilbert's third release is a collection of songs that define who he is as an artist. There is a notable absence of wild experimentation here; these are straightforward songs from the artist who broke through with "Halfway to Heaven." The tattooed country rocker follows in the footsteps of Eric Church's recent hit, "The Outsiders," making a conscious step away from the overproduced hip hop country that artists like Florida Georgia Line are taking to the top of the charts. »»»
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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