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Aldean, Bryan lead Billboard

Thursday, August 21, 2014 – Jason Aldean is first again on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Aug. 30 with "Burnin' It Down." Luke Bryan led the Country Albums chart with "Crash My Party."

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

New duo Maddie & Tae were at 17 with "Girl in a Country Song," up 8. Keith Urban was at 25, up 2, with his new single "Somewhere in My Car."

On the albums chart, Brantley Gilbert was second with "Just As I Am." Miranda Lambert stayed third with "Platinum." Florida Georgia Line held fourth with "Here's to the Good Times." Sam Hunt debuted in fifth with his EP "X2C."

Willie Nelson stood at 19 with "Band of Brothers," up 3.

Thomas Rhett jumped 7 to 21 with "It Goes Like This." Dan + Shay also was up 7, to 22, with "Where It All Began." Home Free jumped 13 to 24 at "Crazy Life." Chris Young closed the top 25 with "A.M.," up 5.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Nickel Creek was first yet again with "A Dotted Line." Alan Jackson was second with "The Bluegrass Album." Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen debuted in third with "Cold Spell." The Isaacs held the fourth spot with "The Living Years," up six. The Devil Makes Three were in fifth with "I'm a Stranger Here."

On the overall top 200, Bryan was 10th, Gilbert 22nd, Lambert 23rd, Florida Georgia Line 28th and Hunt 36th.

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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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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.... »»»
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