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Aldean, Gilbert continue domination

Thursday, August 7, 2014 – Jason Aldean is burning up the charts. "Burnin' It Down" is number one for the second straight week on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Aug. 16. Brantley Gilbert stayed first on the Country Albums chart with "Just As I Am."

On the songs chart, Florida Georgia Line was second with "Dirt." Kenny Chesney remained third with "American Kids" and Dierks Bentley fourth with "Drunk on a Plane." Lady Antebellum was fifth with "Bartender."

The biggest mover by far was new duo Maddie & Tae, whose "Girl in a Country Song" jumped from 26 to 16 in only its third week out. The rest of the top 25 had little movement.

On the Country Albums chart, Miranda Lambert was second with "Platinum," Luke Bryan third with "Crash My Party," Florida Georgia Line fourth with "Here's to the Good Times" and the "NOW That's What I Call Country: Volume 7" compilation in fifth.

Dan + Shay were at 18 with "Where It All Began," up 12. Justin Moore was up 8 to 21 with "Off the Beaten Path." The Band Perry's "Pioneer" stood at 22, up 6. Chris Young was at 23 with "A.M.," up 4.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Nickel Creek continued its domination with "A Dotted Line." Alan Jackson held second once again with "The Bluegrass Album." Steve Martin and Edie Brickell went from eight to three with "Love Has Come For You." "Timeless Treasures: Bluegrass Gospel" from Jonathan Widger, Sarah Moore and Randy Nichols stayed fourth. Della Mae jumped to fourth after being off the charts last week with "This World Oft Can Be."

On the overall Billboard Top 200, Gilbert was 12th, Lambert 17th, Bryan 19th, Florida Georgia Line 24th and "NOW" 36th.

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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.... »»»
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