Combs to top Billboard chart
Monday, June 11, 2018
– Luke Combs will have the biggest selling country CD when the Billboard charts are out on Tuesday. "This One's for You" jumped from 39 to 4 because of its reissue as a deluxe version with five new songs. Combs moved 55,000 units, up 314 percent. The original cd opened in fifth with 43,000 units on the June 24, 2017 chart.
Jason Aldean was 10th with "Rearview Town," moving 34,000 units, up 117 percent. Aldean benefitted from tying CD sales to concert ticket sales.
Kanye West was first on the chart with "Ye" moving 208,000 equivalent album units.
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This One's For You Too
Luke Combs has gotten a lot of life out of his album "This One's for You," which includes his breakthrough hit "Hurricane," as well as the popular single "When It Rains It Pours." This deluxe edition includes five new tracks, many of which are just as strong as the original 12.
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This One's For You
Five years ago, when beer-drinking, truck-driving-in-the-country country songs were en vogue, Luke Combs' full-length debut would have fit right in. In 2017, when pop music rules the country market and male singers are more likely to wear a stylish jacket instead of a flannel shirt, Combs is positively refreshing.
"Hurricane," the first single and first top five hit of Combs' career, sounds like a typical Jason Aldean ballad at the onset, but then builds into something more »»»
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: Stapleton places trust in power of song
Chris Stapleton's unlikely mainstream country popularity has graduated the scruffy singer/songwriter from large theaters to the hockey stadiums, and one had to wonder how much this audience growth would affect his performing style. If tonight is any indicator, though, it hasn't changed much.
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Concert Review: It's no wonder that 10 String Symphony stays busy
To say that Rachel Baiman has been busy might be an understatement. Last year, she released the very fine "Shame" CD and toured behind that. Just last month, she and musical collaborator Christian Sedelmyer put out their third album, "Generation Frustration," under the moniker 10 String Symphony.
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