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Aldean, Bryan top charts

Thursday, August 14, 2014 – Jason Aldean again leads the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Aug. 23 with "Burnin' It Down." Luke Bryan's "Crash My Party" reclaimed the top spot on the Country Albums chart.

Brantley Gilbert, last week's chart topper, stood in second on the albums chart with "Just As I Am." Miranda Lambert's "Platinum" held third. Florida Georgia Line was fourth with "Here's to the Good Times" and Eric Church fifth with "The Outsiders."

Micky & The Motorcross debuted at 17 with "Hearts From Above," 2 ahead of "Long in the Tooth," the debut week for Texas songwriter Billy Joe Shaver. Sunny Sweeney debuted at 20 with "Provoked." Shooter Jennings debuted at 23 with an EP tribute to George Jones, "Don't Wait Up (For George)."

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

Tim McGraw was seventh with "Meanwhile Back At Mama's," up 4. Luke Bryan was 11th with "Roller Coaster," up 4. Cole Swindell also climbed 4 with "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight," up 4. Brantley Gilbert's "Small Town Throwdown" featuring Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett was at 16, up 5. Little Big Town's "Day Drinking' stood at 18, up 5. Erich Church took "Cold One" to 21, up 5.

Nickel Creek stood at the top of the Bluegrass Albums chart with "A Dotted Line." Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell was second with "Live." Martin and Brickell held third with "Love Has Come For You." Alan Jackson held onto fourth with "The Bluegrass Album." Steep Canyon Rangers were fifth with "Tell the Ones I Love."

On the overall top 200, Bryan was 12th,Gilbert 14th, Lambert 16th, Florida Georgia Line 25th and Church 33th.

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Old Boots, New Dirt CD review - Old Boots, New Dirt
Arguing whether or not Jason Aldean's kinda (country) party is, in fact, anything remotely related to true country music is pointless. Aldean is so entrenched in the mainstream country marketplace now, we just need to accept him as he is, the same way we reluctantly accept Taylor Swift as "country." It's mighty tempting to subtitle a review of Aldean's new "Old Boots, New Dirt" release as 'Pickup Trucks & Pickup Lines,' as Aldean spends a little time »»»
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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: Henry comes out the other end a better man – Joe Henry mentioned at the outset that this show was not only the record release celebration, but also the anniversary - to the day - of when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Although the songs from this fine new album do not address his illness directly, they many times touch upon the big issues of human existence (life, death and the meaning of it all).... »»»
Concert Review: What's in a name? Strings lives up to it – Billy Strings may not be his real name, but the bluegrass performer more than lives up to his adopted moniker. Bluegrass may not be the first style of music when one thinks of William Apostol's (yup, that's Billy's real name) home state of Michigan, but with more miles on the bus and shows like this outstanding, lengthy, lyrical night... »»»
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