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FGL, Moore lead charts

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 – Another week at the top of the charts for Florida Georgia Line as "H.O.L.Y" remained first on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Sept. 3. Justin Moore led the Top Country Albums chart with "Kinda Don't Care." He was fourth on the overall top 200.

Blake Shelton was second on the albums chart with "If I'm Honest," falling from first. Chris Stapleton was third with "Traveller." Newcomer Cody Jinks debuted in fourth with "I'm Not the Devil." Dylan Scott made his first appearance on the chart with his self-titled debut.

Eric Church jumped from 20 to 6 with "Mr. Misunderstood." Dierks Bentley stood in ninth, up 3, with "Black." Upchurch, a Tennessee rapper, debuted at 22 with "Chicken Willie."

Kelsea Ballerini was second on the songs chart with "Peter Pan." Dan + Shay were third with "From the Ground Up." Sam Hunt's "Make You Miss Me" fell to fourth. Dierks Bentley's song with Elle King, "Different for Girls," was fifth.

Moore stood at 14 with "You Look Like I Need a Drink," up 4. Newcomer Brett Young was at 24, up 2, with "Sleep Without You." LoCash closed out the top 25 with "I Know Somebody," climbing 4.

Sara Jarosz led the Bluegrass Albums chart with " Undercurrent." The Earls of Leicester were second with "Rattle & Roar." O'Connor Band with Mark O'Connor fell from first to third with "Coming Home." The Original Broadway Cast Recording of "Bright Star: A New Musical" from Steve Martin and Edie Brickell was fourth. Sam Bush was fifth with "Storyman." Junior Sisk & Rambler's Choice debuted in sixth with "Poor Boy's Pleasure."

Stapleton again led the Americana/Folk Albums chart. Blind Pilot debuted in second with And Then Like Lions." The Lumineers were third with "Cleopatra." Kaleo was fourth with "Kaleo" and Drew Holcomb And the Neighbors fifth, debuting with "Live at the Ryman."

On the Top 200 chart, Shelton was 13th, Stapleton 17th, Church 37th, Hunt 38th and Jinks 39th. The top 200 and country charts use different criteria.

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Dig Your Roots CD review - Dig Your Roots
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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: 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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