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FGL jumps from 40 to 1

Thursday, July 17, 2014 – Florida Georgia Line went from 40 to 1 in one week as "Dirt" sits atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending July 26. This was only the song's second week on the chart. Miranda Lambert led the Country Albums chart with "Platinum."

On the songs chart, "American Kids" by Kenny Chesney was second again in its fourth week out, one ahead of Dierks Bentley's "Drunk on a Plane." Last week's chart topper, "Beachin'" by Jake Owen, fell to fourth. Lady Antebellum was fifth with "Bartender."

Frankie Ballard broke into the top 25 with "Sunshine & Whiskey" closing out the charts, up 1.

On the albums chart, Brantley Gilbert was second with "Just as I Am," Luke Bryan third with "Crash My Party," Florida Georgia Line fourth with "Here's to the Good Times," up three, and Colt Ford fifth with "Thanks for Listening."

Bentley was 10th with "Riser," up 3. Blackberry Smoke debuted at 17 with "Leave a Scar, Live: North Carolina." Keith Urban jumped 8 to 20 with "Fuse."

Nickel Creek led the Bluegrass Albums chart with "A Dotted Line." Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell were second with "Live." Martin and Brickell were third with "Love Has Come For You." Alan Jackson was fourth with "The Bluegrass Album." Jonathan Widger, Sarah Moore and Randy Nichols was fifth with "Timeless Treasures: Bluegrass Gospel."

On the overall top 200, Lambert was 9th, Gilbert 11th, Bryan 20th, Florida Georgia Line 25th and Ford 28th.

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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 »»»
Here's to the Good Times
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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: Ex-Brooklyn girl MIchaela Anne makes good – Brooklyn may not exactly have been enough of a hotbed of country music for Michaela Anne. Thus, about 1- years ago, she packed up her belongings with her husband (and drummer) Aaron Shafer-Haiss and headed for Nashville. Except, they headed to East Nashville more precisely where the rep is that the cooler country cats are hanging.... »»»
Concert Review: Hard Working Americans more than live up to moniker – Hard Working Americans is a generic enough sounding term, conveying that you're part of the lunch bucket crowd. Part of a faceless pack instead of an individual. In reality, it's something of a misnomer for the sextet of the same name heretofore considered a side project. That's because they or in most cases, their other... »»»
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