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Corbin, LBT stay first

Thursday, July 16, 2015 – Easton Corbin stayed atop the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for the week ending July 25 with "About to Get Real." Little Big Town also stayed first on the Hot Country Songs chart with "Girl Crush."

On the albums chart, Kacey Musgraves remained second with "Pageant Material." Sam Hunt held third with "Montevallo" as did Zac Brown Band in fourth with Jekyll + Hyde" and the compilation "NOW That's What I Call Country, Volume 8" in fifth.

There was very little change on the chart. An exception was that Chase Rice went from 24 to 19 with "Ignite the Night."

On the songs chart, Luke Bryan was second with "Kick the Dust Up," Hunt third with "Take Your Time," Blake Shelton fourth with "Sangria" and Hunt also fifth with "House Party." Chris Janson earned his first top 10 with "Buy Me a Boat" at 10, up 2. Keith Urban was at 13, up 5, with "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16."

Dustin Lynch was at 16, up 4, with "Hell of a Night." Brett Eldredge's new single, "Lose My Mind," was up 6 to 18. Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler debuted at 19 with "Love Is Your Name." Jake Owen was up 4 to 21 with "Real Life." Old Dominion's "Break Up With Him" was up 5 to 23. Chris Young climbed 3 to 24 with "I'm Comin' Over."

The SteelDrivers led the Bluegrass Albums chart with "The Muscle Shoals Recordings." Daley & Vincent was second with "Alive! In Concert," Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn third with their self-titled disc, Punch Brothers fourth with "The Phosphorescent Blues" and Robert Earl Keen fifth with "Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions."

On the Billboard 200, Hunt was 5th, Corbin 15th, Musgraves 16th, ZBB 18th and Little Big Town 24th. The country albums and top 200 charts use different criteria.

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About to Get Real CD review - About to Get Real
Seeing Easton Corbin sporting a skinny tie on the cover notwithstanding, from the first track "Kiss Me One More Time," Corbin gives notice that this is no "bro country" album. He is singing to the women. Next, "Guys and Girls," could've easily fallen prey to the "...since there's a banjo, it must be country" vibe, but it is a country song too! "Clockwork" relates how lovers risk reaping the same rewards or punishment over and over. »»»
All Over The Road CD review - All Over The Road
Easton Corbin jumped on to the country music scene two years ago with a self-titled album and a fun, easy-going single, titled I'm A Little More Country Than That. The Florida native's staying power or lack there of will be determined by his 11-song sophomore album, "All Over The Road." Corbin makes a strong case with this album that combines strong ballads and impressive mid-tempo songs. The songs are well-written as Corbin enlisted the services of accomplished songwriters »»»
Easton Corbin CD review - Easton Corbin
You may not always be able to judge a book by its cover. But the image of a north Florida country boy playing a guitar and sitting next to a dog on a front porch perfectly describes what the mood of the 11 songs will be. Corbin recalls George Strait on several songs, but none more than the hit A Little More Country Than That. It's his debut song and firmly establishes him on the traditional side of the country/pop-country canyon. But Corbin isn't simply a sound-a-like. »»»
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: Cantrell continues to satisfy – Laura Cantrell may never be a country star. Not at this stage of her career when she's 50, touring here and there and releasing new music every few years or so. But five albums in, Cantrell continues as a warm, enjoyable and worthy purveyor of her brand of country. That would mean going towards a more traditional side, not rushing the songs... »»»
Concert Review: Not only is Turner traditional, he's popular – Every time Josh Turner reached for some of those wonderful subterranean low notes, which he often pulled out during his enjoyable night show, it was like a superhero applying a superpower. He didn't need this extra advantage to please his audience; he has so many quality songs stockpiled in his catalogue already doing the job.... »»»
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