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RaeLynn, Hunt lead charts

Monday, April 3, 2017 – RaeLynn debuts at the number one spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for the week ending April 15 with her first full-length release, "WildHorse." Sam Hunt again held the top spot on the Hot Country Songs chart with "Body Like a Back Road."

Keith Urban was second on the albums chart with "Ripcord," falling from the top spot. Chris Stapleton was third with "Traveller," one ahead of Florida Georgia Line's "Dig Your Roots." Brett Young closed out the top five with his self-titled debut.

Maren Morris from 17 to 14 with "Hero." Dierks Bentley was up 4 to 15 with "Black," while Kane Brown's self-titled debut jumped from25 to 16.

Lindsay Eli debuted at 28 with her "Worth the Wait" EP. Kenny Chesney's "Cosmic Hallelujah" climbed from 35 to 29. Dan + Shay were at 36 with "Obsessed," up 4. Zac Brown Band went from 44 to 29 with "Jekyll + Hyde." Michael Ray was at 45, up 5, with his self-titled debut.

On the songs chart, Hunt was followed by the same pack as last week. Jon Pardi was again second with "Dirt on My Boots," Young third with "In Case You Didn't Know"; newcomer Luke Combs fourth with "Hurricane" and Luke Bryan fifth with "Fast."

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill had the big mover with "Speak to a Girl," jumping from 33 to 6. Dylan Scott was 19th with "My Girl," up 4. Darius Rucker also moved up 4, to 20, with "If I Told You." Zac Brown Band's "My Old Man" stood at 22, up 4. RaeLynn saw her single "Love Triangle" climb 9 to 27.

Dustin Lynch's "Small Town Boy" stood at 31, up 3, and one ahead of Old Dominion's "No Such Thing as a Broken Heart," up 5.

Brown's "What Ifs" single, featuring Lauren Alaina, moved up 4 to 36. Kip Moore stood at 40 with "More Girls Like You," up 3. Morris' new single "I Could Use a Love Song" was up 6 to 44. She also sang on Thomas Rhett's "Craving You," which debuted at 46. Little Big Town was at 49 with its latest, "Happy People," and Cody Johnson 50th with "With You I Am."

Alison Krauss led the Bluegrass Albums chart again with "Windy City." Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives" were second with "Way Out West," one ahead of Bradley Walker's "Call Me Old-fashioned." Nitty Gritty Dirt Band held fourth with "Circlin' Back: Celebrating 50 Years, Live at the Ryman Auditorium, TN." The Dead South debuted in fifth with "Illusion & Doubt."

Stapleton led the Folk/Americana Albums chart, following by The Lumineers' "Cleopatra," Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors' "Souvenir," Ed Sheeran's "(Divide)" and Krauss.

On the overall top 200, RaeLynn was 20th, Urban 25th, Stapleton 35th, FGL 38th and Young 41st.

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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: No lead singer? No problem for The Earls of Leicester – The Earls of Leicester have been in a bind that could have caused other bands to cancel the show. The bluegrass band's lead singer Shawn Camp has suffered from laryngitis for 11 days. What to do? Put the vocals on the cords mainly of acoustic guitarist Jeff White and to a lesser extent Dobro player supreme Jerry Douglas.... »»»
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