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Chesney sets chart on fire

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 – Kenny Chesney sits atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with "Setting the World on Fire," featuring Pink, for the week ending Oct. 22. Jason Aldean was first again on the albums chart with "They Don't Know."

Keith Urban moved up to second on the songs chart with "Blue Ain't Your Color," up three. Billy Currington stood in third again with "It Don't Hurt Like It Used To." Cole Swindell was fourth, up three, with "Middle of a Memory." Florida Georgia Line's "H.O.L.Y." was fifth.

Luke Bryan went from ninth to sixth with "Move." LoCash was a big mover with "I Know Somebody" jumping from 14 to 7. FGL also was 8th with "May We All," featuring Tim McGraw, which had been 11th.

Last week's number one, "Forever Country," a multi-artist song done for the 50th anniversary of the Country Music Association, fell to 15th.Thomas Rhett debuted at 21 with "Star of the Show," his new single. Granger Smith closed out the top 25 with "If the Boot Fits," up 2.

On the albums chart, John Prine debuted in second with "For Better, Or Worse." FGL stayed third with "Dig Your Roots." Chris Stapleton was fourth with "Traveller." William Michael Morgan debuted in fifth with "Vinyl."

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band debuted at 11 with "Circlin' Back: Celebrating 50 Years, Live At The Ryman Auditorium, TN." Carrie Underwood went from 16 to 13 with "Storyteller."

Bryan's "Farm Tour: Here's to the Farmer" EP, first last week, fell all the way to 19. Blake Shelton was at 24, up 3 with "Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits."

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was first. Dwight Yoakam was second with "Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars..." Mandolin Orange debuted in third with" Blindfaller." Bradley Walker was fourth with "Call Me Old-fashioned" and The Devil Makes Three fifth with "Redemption & Ruin."

Bon Iver led the Americana/Folk Albums chart with"22, A Million." Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead was second with "Blue Mountain," one ahead of Van Morrison's "Keep Me Singing." Drive-By Truckers debuted in fourth with "American Band." Prine was fifth. Stapleton, first last week, fell to sixth.

On the overall top 200, FGL was 15th, Aldean 19th, Stapleton 27th, Prine 30th and Urban 42nd. The top 200 and country albums chart use different criteria.

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Live in No Shoes Nation: 10 Years of Concerts CD review - Live in No Shoes Nation: 10 Years of Concerts
Kenny Chesney's "Live in No Shoes Nation" accurately recreates an experience of seeing the diminutive party animal live. Chesney has found an extremely lucrative niche as country music's Jimmy Buffett (although much of Buffett's island-y pop music appeals to many of today's non-discerning country music listeners). Also, with songs like "Pirate Flag," Chesney has even borrowed a few of Buffett's sea-related lyrical themes. This live CD could have been »»»
Cosmic Hallelujah CD review - Cosmic Hallelujah
The gospel, per Kenny Chesney's pseudo-spiritually-titled album, "Cosmic Hallelujah," is that the world is too crazy to make any sense of, and the only logical response is to drink more alcohol. (So, don't be surprised if there are more arrests for public intoxication at the performer's upcoming concert dates). Nearly every song includes lines about drinking alcohol - and not merely for the taste. This content will please many of his hard-partying fans. »»»
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: Old, new, it's all good for Platt & The Honeycutters – Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters were not mounting the stage with anything particularly new to push. The quartet's self-titled fifth album came out just over 1 -years ago. Lest one think that Platt and band were growing tired of life on the road, far from it. In a well-delivered 85-minute set, Platt and The Honeycutters turned that ancient... »»»
Concert Review: Lake Street Dive ends the year in style – Lake Street Dive may have been looking back when it offered that traditional New Year's song "Auld Lang Syne" as the new year rolled in. No matter which way the band looks - forwards or backwards - life is good. For the second time in six weeks, Lake Street Dive was back home (the Brooklyn-based group formed at the local New England... »»»
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