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"Forever Country," Bryan lead Billboard

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 – "Forever Country," the song released by a bevy of singers in conjunction with the Country Music Association's golden anniversary, is first on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Oct. 15. Luke Bryan led the Top Country Albums chart with "Farm Tour: Here's to the Farmer," an EP.

Kenny Chesney remained second with "Setting the World on Fire," which features Pink. Billy Currington was up two to third with "It Don't Hurt Like It Used To." Florida Georgia Line's megahit, "H.O.L.Y." was fourth. Keith Urban climbed from eighth to fifth with "Blue Ain't Your Color."

Bryan was ninth with "Move," up three. So was Old Dominion, whose "Song For Another Time" was at 16. Maren Morris' "80s Mercedes" was up 5 to 17. Brett Eldredge jumped 6 to 18 with "Wanna Be That Strong." Big & Rich moved from 26 to 19 with "Lovin' Lately," which features Tim McGraw. McGraw himself was one back with "How I'll Always Be," up 5.

Chris Stapleton was at 21 with "Parachute," up 6. Drake White's "Livin' the Dream" was 22nd, up 6. Carrie Underwood also was up 6, to 22 with "Dirty Laundry." Brothers Osborne closed out the top 15 with "21 Summer," up 5.

On the albums chart, Jason Aldean was second with "They Don't Know." Florida Georgia Line's "Dig Your Roots" remained third. Last week's chart topper, "Sinner" from Aaron Lewis, fell to fourth. Stapleton closed out the top 5 with "Traveller."

Dwight Yoakam debuted in sixth with his bluegrass disc, "Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars..." Bradley Walker debuted in ninth with "Call Me Old-fashioned." Reckless Kelly debuted at 12 with "Sunset Motel."

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Yoakam debuted in first. Walker was second with Greensky Bluegrass debuting in third with "Shouted, Written Down & Quoted." The Devil Makes Three fell from first to fourth with "Redemption & Ruin." Sarah Jarosz was fifth with "Undercurrent."

On the Americana/Folk Albums chart, Stapleton was first followed by Yoakam in second. Passenger was third with "Young as the Morning Old As the Sea." Dolly Parton held fourth with "Pure & Simple," one ahead of Kaleo's "A/B."

On the overall top 200, Bryan was 4th, Aldean 8th, FGL 11th, Stapleton 26th and Urban 40th. The top 200 and country albums charts use different criteria.

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What Makes You Country CD review - What Makes You Country
Luke Bryan aims to please often, and that rarely goes unpunished. The Georgia native has a strong voice, some songwriting skill and even legitimate farming cred. But Bryan still gets pegged as the face of corporate country - that pandering beast packaging artists for mass consumption. The label can be unfair, but not wholly undeserved - Bryan has a long track record, for instance, of records about chasing girls and Bud Lights. In truth, he married his college sweetheart and they share a quiet, »»»
Farm Tour...Here's to the Farmer CD review - Farm Tour...Here's to the Farmer
Luke Bryan has been in that "hardware" phase of his career for the last few years. There have been several armloads of awards, many on the strength of the high-caliber singles from 2013's "Crash My Party." It might present a challenge to stay grounded. But Bryan has kept himself busy with work for charities (he's embarking on a traditional tour of farms to benefit his scholarship fund), and the use of the EP - this marks his eighth. Many artists use the EP format »»»
Kill the Lights CD review - Kill the Lights
When Luke Bryan announces, "I've got that music for your ear" during the single "Kick the Dust Up," listeners should know right off this is not a collection of sounds for every ear. It's targeted toward the young and reckless set instead, where consequences don't seem to matter. There's no better example of this loose approach than the revenge sex expressed through a duet with Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild on "Home Alone Tonight," where »»»
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: 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... »»»
Concert Review: Despite small crowd, Hood accomplishes mission – It would have been quite easy to think that Adam Hood would have mailed in this gig. It could not have been easy to make your debut in the Boston area after putting out seven albums, not to mention having songs picked by A list artists, and having maybe 25 people show up. If the Alabama native was dissuaded by the small crowd, he did not show it.... »»»
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