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Chesney doubles up

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 – Kenny Chesney scored a chart double - first on the overall Billboard Top 200 with "Live in No Shoes Nation" and first on the Top Country Albums chart. Kane Brown remained atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Nov. 18 with "What Ifs," featuring Lauren Alaina.

On the songs chart, the second through fifth spots remained the same: Luke Combs with "When It Rains It Pours," Sam Hunt with "Body Like a Back Road," Thomas Rhett with "Unforgettable" and LANCO with "Greatest Love Story."

Garth Brooks was at 17 with "Ask Me How I Know," up 3. Old Dominion climbed 5 to 22 with "Written in the Sand." Kelsea Ballerini also was up 5, to 25, with "Legends." Scotty McCreery's "Five More Minutes" went from 29 to 26. Easton Corbin's "A Girl Like You" moved up 3 to 28. Aaron Watson also was inched up 3 with "Outta Style," in 29th.

Granger Smith's "Happens Like That" went from 36 to 30. Jordan Davis was up 4 to 33 with "Singles You Up." Brown also was at 35 with "Heaven," up 4. High Valley stood at 36 with "She's With Me," up 5. Midland's "Make a Little" jumped 6 to 38. Brantley Gilbert was 42nd with "Ones That Like Me," up 3. Cole Swindell moved up 5, to 44, with "Stay Downtown."

Michael Ray was 45th with "Get to You," up 3. Adam Calhoun & Hosier debuted at 46 with "Salute the Brave." Blake Shelton debuted at 47 with "I Lived It" and at 49 with "At the House."

On the albums chart, Granger Smith debuted in second with "When the Good Guys Win." Brown was third with his self-titled disc. Rhett held fourth with "Life Changes," and Darius Rucker was fifth with "When Was the Last Time." Last week's chart topper, "Losing Sleep" from Chris Young," fell to sixth.

Alan Jackson went from 18 to 9 with "Precious Memories Collection." Zac Brown Band jumped from 48 to 10 with "Welcome Home." "Kill the Lights" form Luke Bryan went from 27 to 23. LANCO's "Extended Play (EP)" came in at 25, up 3. Bryan also was at 29, up 3, with "Crash My Party." "The Essential Elvis Presley" went from 34 to 30. Swindell's "You Should Be Here" was up 5 to 33.

"The Legend of Johnny Cash" was at 36, up 10. Lee Ann Womack debuted at 37 with "The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone." Shelton was at 39 with "Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits," up 6.

On the Bluegrass chart, The Wailin' Jennys jumped from 13 to first with "Fifteen." Steve Martin And the Steep Canyon Rangers were second with "The Long-Awaited Album." Chris Hillman held third with "Bidin' My Time," one ahead of Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn's "Echo in the Valley," which had been first. Bradley Walker was fifth with "Blessed: Hymns And Song of Faith."

On the Americana/Folk chart, Stapleton was first with "Traveller" and second with "From a Room: Volume 1." Julien Baker debuted in third with "Turn Out the Lights." The Lumineers were fourth with "Cleopatra" and Hozier fifth with his self-titled debut.

On the top 200, Smith was 29th, Brown 40th, Rhett 41st and Rucker 46th.

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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: Lambert refuses to rest on laurels – Watching this stop on Miranda Lambert's "Livin' Like Hippies Tour," one is struck by just how many great songs the country singer/songwriter already has in her repertoire. With most artists, it's relatively easy to guess which song a performer will choose to close a show. But Lambert has so many winners to pick from, many... »»»
Concert Review: DBT rocks on – Drive-By Truckers still sometimes get miscategorized as alt.-country, but who's kidding whom? With three electric guitarists upfront exchanging hard rock licks all night, this is a blistering Southern rock band. Hitting the stage just before 10, the band played a satisfying 2-hour-plus set. At 11:40, Patterson Hood announced the band would be... »»»
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