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Joey + Rory, Swindell top Billboard charts

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 – Joey + Rory led the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for the week ending April 9 with "Hymns." Cole Swindell leads the Hot Country Songs chart again with "You Should Be Here."

Brett Eldredge held second on the songs chart with "Drunk On Your Love," one ahead of Thomas Rhett's "Die a Happy Man." Tim McGraw was fourth, up four with "Humble And Kind." Maren Morris closed out the top five with "My Church," her first hit. Dierks Bentley climbed from nine to six with "Somewhere on a Beach." Florida Georgia Line moved up three to seventh with "Confession." Rascal Flatts was up four to eighth with "I Like the Sound of That" as was Chris Young's duet with Cassadee Pope," Think of You," which was ninth.

Lee Brice stood at 17 with "That Don't Sound Like You," up 3. Luke Bryan jumped from 34 to 10 with "Huntin', Fishin' & Lovin' Every Day." Dan+ Shay were at 22, up 5, with "From the Ground Up." Eric Church's "Record Year" held the 24th spot, up 6. Jake Owen closed out the top 25 with "American Country Love Song," up 1.

On the albums chart, Chris Stapleton was second with "Traveller." Kane Brown debuted in third with "Chapter 1," an EP. Radio DJ Bobby Bones And the Raging Idiots were fourth in their debut week with "The Critics Gave It 5 Stars." The compilation disc, "Southern Family," produced by Dave Cobb debuted in sixth.

Cam moved up 6 to 14 with "Untamed." Wade Bowen debuted at 18 with "Then Sings My Soul: Songs For My Mother." Jimmy Fortune, former member of the Statler Brothers, was at 25, up 10 with "Hits & Hymns."

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, "So Familiar" by Steve Martin & Edie Brickell again was first. The Lonesome River Band's "Bridging the Tradition" debuted in second. Sierra Hull was third with "Weighted Mind." The Boxcars debuted in fourth with "Familiar With the Ground." Frank Solivan closed out the top five with "Family Friends and Heroes."

On the overall top 200, Stapleton was 6th, Brown 9th, Joey + Rory 10th, Sam Hunt 28th with "Montevallo" and Rhett 30th with "Tangled Up." The top 200 and Top Country Albums chart use different criteria.

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Hymns That Are Important To Us CD review - Hymns That Are Important To Us
There have been many artists throughout the year who've tried their hand at offering up songs for the faithful, mining their past for the hymns of old. Yet. it's the rare few who've delivered the emotional punch that Joey + Rory manage. With Joey Feek battling the final stages of cancer and choosing to forego treatment, the couple took advantage of Joey's good days to head into the studio to craft this collection of time-honored hymns that resonates with deep emotion. »»»
Country Classics: A Tapestry Of Our Musical Heritage CD review - Country Classics: A Tapestry Of Our Musical Heritage
With their dedication to traditional country sounds, you may be a little surprised by Joey + Rory's song choices on the covers album, "Country Classics: A Tapestry Of Our Musical Heritage." There isn't a George Jones or Merle Haggard tune in the bunch! Although all these songs are fine ones, many of them were also big hits. For instance, the pair sing Crystal Gayle's big hit, "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue," as well as John Denver's "Back Home Again. »»»
Joey+Rory - His & Hers CD review - Joey+Rory  - His & Hers
On their third release, "His and Hers," husband and wife duo Joey and Rory practice their marital vows quite literally. The couple split the vocal duties right down the middle, alternating lead on each of the 12 tracks. It was a conscious decision to give listeners a feel for each of their voices. The duo is best known for finishing third on CMT's 2008 show Can You Duet and for their single, Cheater Cheater. The opener Josephine is an emotional letter from a Civil War soldier »»»
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: Womack planned a good night – Lee Ann Womack pretty much summed up where she's at these days in concluding her show with Don Williams "Lord I Hope This Day Is Good." The ever-strong voiced country traditionalist sang, "I don't need fortune and I don't need fame" with the concluding line of the stanza asking the Man upstairs to "plan a good day for me.... »»»
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... »»»
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