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Eldredge debuts in first; Hunt, of course, stays first

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 – Brett Eldredge was first on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with his self-titled disc. Sam Hunt's domination of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart continued for the week ending Aug. 26 as "Body Like a Back Road" still held the top spot.

Dustin Lynch's Small Town Boy" was second again on the songs chart. Kane Brown was third, up four, with "What Ifs," featuring Lauren Alaina. Brett Young was fourth with "In Case You Didn't Know" while Midland was up three to fifth with "Drinkin' Problem." Old Dominion was seventh, up 4, with "No Such Thing As a Broken Heart." Jon Pardi's "Heartache on the Dance Floor" climbed three to ninth.

Miranda Lambert's ballad, "Tin Man," was at 26, up 3. Brad Paisley was at 29 with "Last Time for Everything," up 4. Young's new single, "Like I Loved You" was at 34, up 4. Brett Eldredge's new single "The Long Way" debuted at 38. "Smooth" from Florida Georgia Line was at 39, up 5. Texas singer Aaron Watson was up 5 to 40 with "Outta Style." Big & Rich were at 46 with "California," up 3. Adam Craig debuted at 48 with "Just a Phase."

Chris Stapleton was second on the albums chart with his debut disc, "Traveller." "This One's For You" from Luke Combs was third. The late Glen Campbell was fourth with "20 Greatest Hits." Stapleton also was fifth with "From a Room: Volume 1." Dylan Scott skyrocketed from 44 to 7 with his debut, which was just released in a deluxe form.

Tyler Childers debuted at 17 with "Purgatory." Campbell also was at 20 with his final album, "Adios" and 41 with "Greatest Hits."

On the Americana/Folk Albums chart, Stapleton was first and second with "Traveller" and "From a Room..." Randy Newman debuted in third with "Dark Matter." Childers was fourth and John Mayer fifth with "The Search for Everything."

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Summer Brooke and The Mountain Faith Band debuted in first with "Small Town Life: Special Acoustic Version." Alison Krauss' "Windy City" was second. Rhonda Vincent & Daryle Singletary held third with "American Grandstand." Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was fourth with "Circlin' Back: Celebrating 50 Years, Live at the Ryman Auditorium, TN," and Bradley Walker was fifth with "Call Me Old-fashioned."

On the Top 200 chart, Stapleton's Traveller" was 36, Combs 40th, Campbell's "20 Greatest Hits" 43, "From a Room" 45th and Hunt's Montevallo" 51st. The Top 200 and country charts use different criteria.

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Coming off a string of six consecutive number one hits from his first two albums, "("Bring You Back" and "Illinois"), Brett Eldredge had a choice; take deliberate aim at the chart summit or follow his heart. He opted for the latter and delivers a thread of love and love lost songs. He self-titled his fourth album saying it was his most honest collection of songs to date. The Illinois native is known for doing death-defying stunts when his songs hit the top of »»»
Glow CD review - Glow
If things ever go south for Brett Eldredge in the country music field, he should have no problem transitioning into the world of contemporary crooners like Michael Buble and Harry Connick, Jr. For on his debut holiday outing, "Glow," Eldredge takes off his hat and puts on his tuxedo as he delivers a pitch perfect, old-school dose of Christmas cheer. Across a swath of 10 (or 13 for those springing for the deluxe edition) traditional favorites and 1 original, Eldredge taps into a nostalgic »»»
Illinois CD review - Illinois
They're not exactly Waylon and Willie or even Moe and Joe, but Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett are becoming quite the duo. There's the recently announced Suits and Boots tour pairing the burgeoning young country stars. Give a listen to the saucy "You Can't Stop Me" on Eldredge's sophomore release. Rhett's vocals and the memorable line "Goose is loose" helps set the tone for the rest of the 12-song title. Granted, Eldredge is from small-town farm »»»
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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