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Dan + Shay, Combs top Billboard

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 – Dan + Shay spent a second week atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with "Speechless." Luke Combs spent his 19th week leading the Top Country Albums chart for the week ending Dec. 8, with "This One's For You."

On the albums chart, Kane Brown was second with "Experiment," Elvis Presley third with "It's Christmas Time," Dan + Shay fourth with their self-titled disc, and Burl Ives fifth with "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer," up 9.

Gene Autry was sixth with "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer And Other Christmas Classics," up 10. Brenda Lee entered at 11 with "The Best of Brenda Lee: 20th Century Masters The Christmas Collection." Reba McEntire was 13th with "My Kind of Christmas," up 10. Blake Shelton jumped 21 to 18 with "Cheers, It's Christmas." Josh Turner's "I Serve a Savoir," was up 7 to 19.

Taylor Swift jumped 23 to 20 with "Red." Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood's "Christmas Together" was at 21, up 8.

On the songs chart, Brown was second, up two, with "Lose It." Combs was third with "She Got the Best of Me," Dan + Shay fourth with "Tequila" and "Meant to Be" from Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line fifth.

Dustin Lynch was at 10, up 3, with "Good Girl." Jason Aldean went from 18 to 13 with "Girl Like You." Scotty McCreery's "This Is It" was up 6 to 14. Shelton held the 16th spot with "Turnin' Me On," up 3. Jordan Davis' "Take It From Me" climbed 4 to 18. Jake Owens was 20th with "Down to the Honkytonk," up 3. Midland was one back with "Burn Out," up four. Riley Green's "There Was This Girl" was at 23, up 3.

"Neon Church" from Tim McGraw went from 28 to 24. Kelsea Ballerini was at 25 with "Miss Me More," up 5. Jon Pardi was also up 5, to 26, with "Night Shift." Old Dominion jumped 7 to 27 with "Make It Sweet." Cody Johnson was 30th with "On My Way To You," up 3. Morgan Wallen was 32nd with "Whiskey Glasses," up 8. Michael Ray moved up 5, to 33, with "One That Got Away."

Tyler Rich jumped from 41 to 36 with "The Difference." Eli Young Band was 39th with "Love Ain't," up 3. Rodney Atkins' "Caught Up in the Country," featuring The Fisk Jubilee Singers, was at 40, up 7. Granger Smith jumped 9 to 41 with "You're In It." Chase Rice was at 42 with "Eyes On You," up 4. So was Brett Eldredge's "Love Someone" at 44.

Travis Denning went back up to 46, up 3, with "David Ashley Parker From Power Springs." Billy Currington debuted at 47 with "Bring It On Over." Maddie & Tae entered at 48 with "Die From a Broken Heart" and 50th with "Friends Don't."

On the Americana/Folk Albums chart, Mumford & Sons were again first with "Delta." Chris Stapleton was second and third with "Traveller" and "From A Room: Volume 1." John Prine was fourth with "The Tree of Forgiveness" and Kacey Musgraves fifth with "Golden Hour."

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Dailey & Vincent were first for the seventh week with "The Sounds of Christmas." Mike Mitchell debuted in second with "Small Town." The Devil Makes Three were third with "Chains Are Broken," The Gibson Brothers fourth with "Mockingbird" and Punch Brothers fifth with "All Ashore."

On the top 200 chart, Combs was 22nd, Brown 26th, Dan + Shay 51st, Stapleton 55th and Brown 69th with his self-titled debut. The top 200 and country charts use different criteria.

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Dan Myers and James Shay Mooney came from different parts of the country (Allegheny County, Pa. and Arkansas, respectively) and met in Nashville where each was tracking the well-worn path to country music success. They began writing songs together a little over three years ago, already have a hit album ("Where It All Began") and now have another tiger by the tail. Dan + Shay know a hook, can write songs and have identified a sweet spot in the formula of country music success. »»»
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Dan + Shay debut with a likable disc, if your bent is the Rascal Flatts world of country. In fact, Dan Smyers of Pittsburgh and Shay Mooney of Arkansas come mighty close to mimicking the longstanding country stars with the biggest difference that they're a duo and Rascal Flatts is a trio. Perhaps the similarities ought come as no surprise because the duo started writing the day after they met in Nashville in December 2012. Guess who placed their first song on hold? Rascal Flatts. »»»
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: Three years late(r), wait for Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon was worth it – The album, "Solstice," coming out this Friday from Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon, took "only" three years to be released by New West. The recording sessions were an outgrowth of a few friends getting together and recording music. Those friends would be folks like Birds of Chicago and Amy Helm (on the album,... »»»
Concert Review: Guthrie brings welcome vibe of sweetness – Before launching into "This Land is Your Land," Arlo Guthrie recalled how his father taught him this song when he was just eight or nine. His father, however, wasn't just any father, but the father of protest folk music, Woody Guthrie. Then when Arlo's daughter, Sarah Lee Guthrie, took the stage midway through the first half of the... »»»
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