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FGL dominates

Thursday, September 8, 2016 – Florida Georgia Line's chart domination continued as "Dig Your Roots" topped the Top Country Albums chart, was second on the overall Top 200 chart and "H.O.L.Y." continued atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Sept. 17.

FGL displaced Dolly Parton's "Pure & Simple" from the top of the albums chart. Parton fell to second. Chris Stapleton was third with "Traveller,"' Blake Shelton fourth with "If I'm Honest" and Justin Moore fifth with "Kinda Don't Care."

Carrie Underwood jumped from 14 to 9 with "Storyteller." Luke Bryan's "Kill the Lights" climbed 3 to 10. The compilation "NOW That's What I Call Country Volume 9" was 12th, up 6. Sam Hunt stood at 13 with "Montevallo," up 3. Thomas Rhett also moved up 3, to 17 with "Tangled Up." Jack Ingram debuted at 24 with "Midnight Motel."

Kelsea Ballerini held second on the songs chart with "Peter Pan." Dierks Bentley was one behind with "Different For Girls," featuring Elle King. Hunt was fourth with "Make You Miss Me" and Kenny Chesney fifth with "Setting the World on Fire" with Pink helping out.

Florida Georgia Line also skyrocketed from 29 to 7 with its new single "May We All," with Tim McGraw singing along. Keith Urban jumped from 32 to 22 with "Blue Ain't Your Color." Jason Aldean was at 24 with "A Little More Summertime," up 3.

Parton was first on the Americana/Folk Albums chart. Stapleton was second with "Traveller" with I'm Alone, No You're Not" by Joseph third, Butch Walker's "Stay Gold" fourth and The Lumineer's "Cleopatra" fifth.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, O'Connor Band with Mark O'Connor was first with "Coming Home." Sarah Jarosz was second with "Undercurrent," The Earls of Leicester third with "Rattle & Roar," The Stray Birds, last week's chart topper, fourth with "Magic Fire" and a compilation, "Essential Bluegrass: 25 Classics" fifth.

On the overall top 200, Stapleton was 17, Parton 34th, Shelton 37th and Hunt 41st. The top 200 and country charts use 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: 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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