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Turner debuts in first

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 – Josh Turner debuted in first on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with "Deep South." Sam Hunt stays atop the Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending April 1 with "Body Like a Back Road."

Turner took over the top from Little Big Town's "The Breaker," which slipped to second. Chris Stapleton was third with "Traveller," Keith Urban fourth with "Ripcord" and Florida Georgia Line fifth with "Dig Your Roots."

Hunt's debut, "Montevallo," was back in the top 10, at 8, up 3. Brett Young's self-titled debut also was up three to nine. Jon Pardi was at 10 with "California Sunrise," up 4.

"Nashville: The Music of Nashville: Season 5, Volume 1" debuted at 12. Blake Shelton's "If I'm Honest" went from 17 to 14. Zac Brown Band was at 22, up 4, with "Greatest Hits So Far..." Cole Swindell jumped 7 to 23 with "You Should Be Here." Luke Bryan was up 3 to 24 with "Crash My Party."

Old Dominion's full-length debut, "Meat and Candy," was up 3 to 33.

Jon Pardi again was second on the songs chart with "Dirt On My Boots," one ahead of Michael Ray's "Think a Little Less." Little Big Town was fourth with "Better Man" and Luke Bryan fifth with "Fast." Lauren Alaina cracked the top 10 with "Road Less Traveled" at 9, up 3. Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives debuted at 44 with "Way Out West."

Turner was 10th, up 5, with "Hometown Girl." Brantley Gilbert debuted at 12 with "The Weekend." Dierks Bentley climbed from 19 to 14 with the title track of his latest release, "Black."

Old Dominion debuted at 26 with its new single "No Such Thing as a Broken Heart. "Sanctuary" from the "Nashville" cast featuring Charles Esten and Lennon and Maisy was at 31, up 12. Zac Brown Band's "Real Thing" debuted at 34. Rae Lynn's "Love Triangle" charted at 38. Midland's "Drinkin' Problem" was up 3 to 42. LoCash's "Ring On Every Finger" was at 48, one ahead of Little Big Town's Happy People."

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Alison Krauss stayed first with "Windy City." Stuart and band was second with "Nitty Gritty Dirt Band third with "Circlin' Back: Celebrating 50 Years, Live at the Ryman Auditorium, TN." Bradley Walker was fourth with "Call Me Old-fashioned," and Old Crow Medicine Show fifth with "Best of Old Crow Medicine Show."

Stapleton topped the Americana/Folk Albums chart followed by Krauss, "Cleopatra" from The Lumineers; "(Division)" from Ed Sheeran and "The Order of Time" from Valeria June.

On the overall Top 200, Turner was 18, Little Big Town 31st, Stapleton 32nd, Urban 35th and Florida Georgia Line 42nd.

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Deep South CD review - Deep South
They're called "overtones" or pleasing harmonic notes that neatly accompany a main melody. People gifted with them - Josh Turner, for example - essentially have more than one great singing voice in one body. Outfitted with overtones, a good vocalist - Josh Tuner, for example - can accentuate the emotion of a song, each note an opportunity to go a step higher or lower. It's that rare combination of talents that earned Turner a 2007 invitation to the Grand Ole Opry at the »»»
Live Across America CD review - Live Across America
Josh Turner's relationship with Cracker Barrel stretches far beyond a love of chicken & dumplings and sweet tea. The country store/restaurant sponsored his 2012 tour and previously has released a live concert recorded at the Ryman Auditorium. Turner's latest release for Cracker Barrel features songs from his latest tour, recorded at 12 different stops along the way. While live releases seldom compare well to studio albums, Turner has a crack band that can match the abilities of the »»»
Punching Bag CD review - Punching Bag
Josh's Turner's fifth album for MCA Nashville, "Punching Bag" can be interpreted quite literally. It starts off with a hokey Vince McMahon ring introduction, citing Turner's height, weight and a moniker, "The Tornado of Testosterone." It is fitting for one of music's most distinct baritones. He spent two years building a writer's cottage for inspiration. Ironically, the Top 15 single Time Is Love is 1 of the 12 tracks that he did not have a hand in writing. »»»
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: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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