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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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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. »»»
Life on a Rock CD review - Life on a Rock
Despite the carefree, cruise-line posture of most Kenny Chesney records, there's always a nagging suspicion that his party-time vibe is about as predictable as a plastic pink flamingo on a Palm Beach patio. Yet Chesney's career-long theme of girls, guitars, beer and beaches (not always in that order) - and the occasional piece of farm machinery - has yet to wear thin. And with summer fast approaching, that's okay. Chesney's latest is something of a running journal of his »»»
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: Earle does it well all over again – Justin Townes Earle is back. Not that he had gone anywhere too far away. Less than four months ago, he performed a similarly styled solo acoustic show across the river in Boston at the City Winery. So, once again, this was the chance for Earle to showcase his bevy of very good material, leaning heavily towards a bluesy side, with his interest in... »»»
Concert Review: Stuart turns up the honky tonk – Late in the afternoon before heading up to Penn's Peak, news broke that the venue was nominated by The Academy of Country Music as one of the top five small venues for 2018. This foreshadowed a special vibe for Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives on this night, playing for about 1,000 fans. The band, together now for 16 years, bedecked in... »»»
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