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Combs, Dan + Shay lead charts

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 – Luke Combs was back atop the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for the week ending Jan. 12 with "This One's For You." Dan + Shay's "Speechless" spent its seventh week atop the Hot Country Songs chart.

On the albums chart, Dan + Shay were second, up three, with their self-titled disc. Kane Brown held third with "Experiment," up five. Chris Stapleton was fourth with "Traveller," up five, and Thomas Rhett fifth with "Life Changes," up six.

Brown was also sixth, up four, with his self-titled release. Jason Aldean was up five to seven with "Rearview Town." Mitchell Tenpenny's "Telling All My Secrets" climbed six to eighth. Brett Young was 10th, up nine, with his self-titled release. Kacey Musgraves was at 11, up 5, with "Golden Hour." Young also was at 12, up 6, with his new disc, "Ticket to L.A." George Strait moved up 11 to 14 with "50 Number Ones." Jon Pardi jumped 15 to 15 with "California Sunrise."

Taylor Swift was 40 last week, but is 16 this week with "Red." Zac Brown Band's "Greatest Hits So Far..." was at 18, up 14. New artist Jimmie Allen jumped from 43 to 19 with "Mercury Lane." Florida Georgia Line was up 19 to 20 with "Dig Your Roots." Blake Shelton held 21st with "Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits," up 6. Kelsea Ballerini's "Unapologetically" shot up 12 to 25.

Sam Hunt jumped 15 to 27 with "Montevallo." Eagles' "Hotel California" was up 3 to 28. Rhett also was at 30 with "Tangled Up," jumping 14. FGL's "Here to the Good Times" was up 16 to 33. Luke Bryan was 39th with "Crash My Party," up 11.

The top five on the songs chart remained the same with Dan + Shay second with "Tequila," Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line third with "Meant to Be," Combs fourth with "She Got the Best of Me" and Brown fifth with "Lose It."

Ballerini was at 23 with "Miss Me More," up 3. Keith Urban also moved up 3, to 30, with "Never Comin Down." Matt Stell was at 37 with "Prayed For You," up 4. Garth Brooks was at 40 with "Stronger Than Me," up 3. Brandon Ratcliff was 43rd with "Rules of Breaking Up," up 4.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Dailey & Vincent stayed first for the 12th week with "The Sounds of Christmas." Old Crow Medicine Show was second with "Volunteer," Punch Brothers third with "All Ashore," The Wailin' Jennys fourth with "Fifteen" and Good Old Boys fifth with "Live: Drink Up & Go Home."

Stapleton topped the Americana/Folk Albums chart with "Traveller." Mumford & Sons were second with "Delta," Kacey Musgraves third with "Golden Hour," Stapleton fourth with "From A Room: Volume 1" and Hozier fifth with his self-titled debut.

On the overall top 200, Combs was 18th, Dan + Shay 27th, Brown 48th with "Experiment," Stapleton 53rd with "Traveller" and Rhett 57th with "Life Changes."

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This One's For You Too CD review - 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. "Houston, We Got a Problem" includes a smart lyric highlighting specific details about that big Texas city. Even though it has all these famous landmarks, it doesn't have »»»
This One's For You CD review - 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: 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... »»»
Concert Review: McConnell, fortunately, comes home – Sean McConnell may have left Massachusetts a good 25 years ago, but there was no doubt about what this night meant to him. This was a homecoming for the Nashville-based singer/songwriter. His parents, who moved back to the Bay State from Georgia, other family and folks he said he hadn't seen since he moved, were in the house of the small club.... »»»
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