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Hunt, Lady A top charts

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 – Some things don't change, and for Sam Hunt that's a good thing because "Body Like a Back Road" continues atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending July 1. Lady Antebellum debuted in first with "Heart Break."

The rest of the top five on the songs chart remained constant as well: Brett Young in second with "In Case You Don't Know," Luke Combs third with "Hurricane," Keith Urban with "The Fighter" featuring Carrie Underwood fourth, and Florida Georgia Line fifth with Backstreet Boys on "God, Your Mama, And Me."

Lady Antebellum went from 11 to 8 with "You Look Good." Billy Currington jumped 6 to 16 with "Do I Make You Wanna." Chris Lane was at 21 with "For Her," up 3. Brett Eldredge was a spot behind with "Somethin' I'm Good At," up three. Jon Pardi moved up 6 to 24 with "Heartache on the Dance Floor." Kelsea Ballerini's "Legends" jumped from 41 to 32. Combs debuted at 32 with "When It Rains It Pours." Kenny Chesney was up 3 to 45 with "All the Pretty Girls." Eldredge also was at 46 with "Love Someone." Russell Dickerson debuted at 47 with "Yours," the title track of his forthcoming release. Aaron Watson debuted at 50 with "Outta Style."

On the albums chart, Chris Stapleton was second with "From a Room: Volume 1." "NOW That's What I Call Country Volume 10" debuted in third. Urban was fourth with "Ripcord," and last week's number one, "This One's For You" from Combs, fell to fifth.

Glen Campbell debuted in seventh with "Adios," which is billed as his farewell release. The Secret Sisters debuted at 30 with "You Don't Own Me Anymore." Jessie James Decker's "Blackbird Sessions" EP debuted at 33.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Old Crow Medicine Show was first with "50 Years of Blonde on Blonde." Alison Krauss fell to second with "Windy City." Bradley Walker was third with "Call Me Old-fashioned." Old Crow also was fourth with "Best of Old Crow Medicine Show." Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives were fifth with "Way Out West."

On the Americana/Folk Albums chart, Stapleton was first and second with "From a Room" and "Traveller" respectively. Avriel & the Sequoias debuted in third with "Sage And Stone" EP. The Lumineers were fourth with "Cleopatra' and John Mayer fifth with "The Search for Everything."

On the overall top 200, Lady A was 4th, Stapleton 13th with "From a Room," "NOW" 27th, Urban 30th and Combs 33rd.

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Heart Break CD review - Heart Break
Lady Antebellum may cause you to throw out many of your country music principles. They don't sing and play traditional country music, for starters. They're not cool like more rocking Americana artists. In fact, they're huge mainstream country stars. So, why are some of us still suckers for their sound? And why does the new "Heart Break" sound so good on the ears? Well, it's simple, but complicated. Hillary Scott is simply a wonderfully sincere singer. »»»
747 CD review - 747
Six albums into its career, Lady Antebellum pretty much has the formula down pat. Either Hillary Scott or long and lanky Charles Kelley assumes lead vocals with Dave Haywood also providing vocals plus guitars and mandolin in a bunch of songs easy on the ears with a story often involving a lust for love. The typical song ("Lie With Me," for example) starts with Kelly or Scott taking a stanza, followed by the other with both then tackling the chorus together. This has worked quite well »»»
Golden CD review - Golden
Lady Antebellum probably needed a change in direction after "Own the Night" dropped in 2011. The material was overly geared towards taking dead aim at the radio jugular and not the best material. That isn't the case this time out on the trio's fifth release because most of the songs veer away from being obviously radio fodder (except for the current singleDowntown with its soulful beginning and strong vocals from Hillary Scott), but that also doesn't man that this was the right change. »»»
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: The Head and the Heart go beyond the nah nahs – "Nah nah," "la la" and "Wee oh" populated a number of songs from The Head and the Heart. Yes, the Seattle-based band does pen a good amount of sing-along songs that were clearly designed that way. And while that style can certainly engage and energize a crowd, there was more to that from the sextet.... »»»
Concert Review: Underwood leads a night of women in country – Carrie Underwood may have been off the road for three years, during which time she had two boys and did not release an album until "Cry Pretty" 13 months ago, but the most successful American Idol contestant has lost none of her vocal luster to say the least in her Cry Pretty 360 Tour. First and foremost, Underwood remains one tremendous... »»»
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