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FGL makes chart believers with "H.O.L.Y."

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 – Florida Georgia Line made a quantum leap with "H.O.L.Y" as its brand new single jumped all the way from 39 to number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending May 21. FGL took over for Dierks Bentley's "Somewhere on a Beach," which fell to second. Chris Stapleton still has the top selling country disc with "Traveller."

Chris Young was third on the songs chart with "Think of You," his duet with Cassadee Pope. Tim McGraw held fourth with "Humble And Kind," one ahead of Luke Bryan's "Huntin', Fishin' & Lovin' Every Day," which moved up from ninth. Dan + Shay were at 19 with "From the Ground Up," up 3.

Martina McBride debuted in second on the albums chart with "Reckless." Joey + Rory were third again with "Hymns," one ahead of Sturgill Simpson's "A Sailors Guide to Earth." Sam Hunt was fifth with "Montevallo."

Vince Gill moved from 21 to 17 with "Down to My Last Bad Habit." Granger Smith also was up 4, to 18, with "Remington." Kane Brown's "Chapter 1" EP was at 20, up 5. Carrie Underwood at 24 with "Greatest Hits: Decade #1." Brett Eldredge's "Illinois" closed out the top 25, up 5.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Steve Martin's "Bright Star: A New Musical on Broadway debuted at the top. The Spinney Brothers were second with "Living the Dream." We Banjo 3 were third with "Live in Galway." Rhonda Vincent's Christmas Time" was back on the charts in fourth, despite it being May. Sierra Hull was fifth with "Weighted Mind."

On the overall top 200, Stapleton was 8th, Hunt 24th, McBride 31st, Thomas Rhett 32nd with "Tangled Up" and Bryan 33rd. The top 200 and country albums charts used different criteria.

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Dig Your Roots CD review - Dig Your Roots
From the ribbits and Dobro on "Smooth," the lead-off song, one might think that Florida Georgia Line is eschewing its rap rock meets country past for something completely different. While at times that is true - "Smooth" has a swampy beat - Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard haven't veered so far from what brought them to the dance. That is evident with the title track where the thwack of drum programming from long-time producer Joey Moi meets the soulful, somewhat shiny vocals. »»»
Anything Goes CD review - Anything Goes
The title of Florida Georgia Line's second full length is accurate. For the duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelly, that means girls, girls and more girls plus an ultra dose of partying. That is evident from the refrain of the title track, which, of course, focuses on Friday night activities. "I brought the songs and you brought the party/ Only one way to do it up right/Everybody goes where eveybody knows/That anything goes on a Friday Night/Get your party right/It's a Friday night. »»»
Here's to the Good Times This is How We Roll CD review - Here's to the Good Times This is How We Roll
Perhaps a few fans didn't get enough of Florida Georgia Line's "Here's to the Good Times," which came out in December 2012. That release contained all five songs of the duo's second EP "It'z Just What We Do" from May 2012. Not to mention the super uber mega-hit Cruise and fellow number ones Get Your Shine On, Round Here and Stay. With "This is How We Roll," Tyler Hubbard (he's the one with the longer hair) and Brian Kelly follow the »»»
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: Lane, Ramsey, Barrett cover their bases – Covers played a far more prominent role than usual at a country show. And instead of what is typically the least course of resistance in recent years of country artists succumbing to their renditions of a rock hit, Chris Lane, Mason Ramsey and Gabby Barrett played songs that actually were country hits. Interestingly, the youngest of the bunch, Ramsey,... »»»
Concert Review: Mumford and Sons up to snuff, for the most part – Mumford and Sons have always played it smart when it has come to career moves. They have not overtoured by becoming regular fixtures on the touring circuit. Their M.O. is to tour just enough upon an album release and then disappear for a stretch. Ditto for releasing new music ("Delta" just came out last month, Mumford's first release... »»»
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