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Hunt doubles up again

Thursday, March 5, 2015 – Sam Hunt scored a chart double again on the Billboard charts. "Montevallo" was back at number one on the Top Country Albums chart for the week ending March 14, while "Take Your Time" was first on the Billboard Country Songs chart.

Hunt displaced Texas singer Aaron Watson's "The Underdog," which slipped to second. Jason Aldean was third with "Old Boots, New Dirt." Florida Georgia Line held fourth with "Anything Goes," one ahead of Carrie Underwood's "Greatest Hits: Decade #1."

Chase Rice held sixth with "Ignite the Night," up three. Eric Church also enjoyed a three-spot uptick to eighth with "The Outsiders." Blake Shelton was at 11 with "Bringing Back the Sunshine," up 5. Little Big Town jumped from 23 to 12 with "Pain Killer."

Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me" soundtrack to the documentary about Campbell was at 15, up 5. Tim McGraw was at 22 with "Sundown Heaven Town," up 3.

Shelton was second on the songs chart with "Lonely Tonight," which features Ashley Monroe. He switched spots with "Make Me Wanna" with Thomas Rhett, which was third. Cole Swindell climbed three to fourth with "Ain't Worth the Whiskey." Aldean also was up three to fifth with "Just Getting' Started." Zac Brown Band's new single, "Homegrown" was at seven, up three. Lee Brice was one behind with "Drinking Class," which moved up three spots. "Lonely Eyes' From Chris Young was at nine, up three.

Little Big Town jumped 8 to 16 with "Girl Crush." Miranda Lambert's sassy "Little Red Wagon" was up 3 to 18, one ahead of "Smoke" from A Thousand Horses, which like many other songs, was up 3. Luke Bryan debuted at 25 with "Games."

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Punch Brothers were first with "The Phosphorescent Blues," changing places with Robert Earl Keen's "Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions." "Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow" stayed third. The Gibson Brothers debuted in fourth with their brothers tribute disc, "Brotherhood." Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn were fifth with their self-titled release.

On the overall top 200, Hunt was 19th, Aldean 37th, Underwood 39th, Florida Georgia Line 41st and Luke Bryan 45th with "Crash My Party." Watson was only 48th. The country albums and Top 200 chart have different criteria.

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X2C CD review - X2C
Sam Hunt is riding the country charts with "Leave the Night On," a rather surprising occurrence considering that the Georgia native has extremely little to do with what remotely constitutes country music on this four song EP. Hunt has gained some acclaim as a song writer, having penned Kenny Chesney's "Come Over," Keith Urban's "Cop Car" and Billy Currington's "We Are Tonight." Hunt fits in perhaps only because of the crossover sounds »»»
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: Lambert refuses to rest on laurels – Watching this stop on Miranda Lambert's "Livin' Like Hippies Tour," one is struck by just how many great songs the country singer/songwriter already has in her repertoire. With most artists, it's relatively easy to guess which song a performer will choose to close a show. But Lambert has so many winners to pick from, many... »»»
Concert Review: DBT rocks on – Drive-By Truckers still sometimes get miscategorized as alt.-country, but who's kidding whom? With three electric guitarists upfront exchanging hard rock licks all night, this is a blistering Southern rock band. Hitting the stage just before 10, the band played a satisfying 2-hour-plus set. At 11:40, Patterson Hood announced the band would be... »»»
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