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Bryan doubles up

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 – Luke Bryan scored a double on the Billboard charts released today, topping the album chart with "Kill the Lights" and the song chart with "Strip It Down" for the week ending Oct. 31.

Thomas Rhett jumped from 11 to 2 on the songs chart with "Die a Happy Man." Old Dominion held third with "Break Up With Him," while Cam stayed fourth with "Burning House." Chris Young was fifth with "I'm Comin' Over."

Chase Rice was 10th with "Gonna Wanna Tonight," up 3, while Cole Swindell also moved up 3, to 11, with "Let Me See Ya Girl." Dan + Shay were at 13 with "Nothin' Like You," up 3. Sam Hunt was 14th with "Break Up in a Small Town," up 4.

Parmalee moved into the top 25 with "Already Callin' You Mine," at 23, up 3. LoCash's "I Love This Life" was at 24, up 3. Randy Houser closed out the top 25 as "We Went" was up 4 spots.

On the Albums chart, Toby Keith debuted in second with "35 mph Town," one ahead of "Thirty One" from Jana Kramer in its debut week. Don Henley held fourth with "Cass County." Last week's chart topper, George Strait's "Cold Beer Conversation,' fell to fifth.

Jason Boland And the Stragglers debuted at 11 with "Squelch." Josh Thompson debuted at 20 with "Change: The Lost Record Vol. 1" EP.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, The Infamous Stringdusters debuted in first with its "Undercover" EP. Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn were second with their self-titled debut, one ahead of Dailey & Vincent's "Alive! In Concert." Steep Canyon Rangers were fourth with "Radio." Fleck and Washburn's "Banjo Banjo" EP was fifth, up 8. "The Song of The Banjo" by Alison Brown debuted in eighth.

On the top 200 overall chart, Bryan was 7th, Rhett 9th, Kramer 10th, Keith 14 and Hunt 17th. The Top 200 and country charts use different criteria.

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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: 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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