Paisley, Florida Georgia Line top charts
Thursday, April 18, 2013
– Brad Paisley debuted in second on the Billboard Top 200 chart with "Wheelhouse," while, of course, leading the Country Albums chart for the week ending April 27. Florida Georgia Line again was first on the Hot Country Songs chart with Cruise.
Luke Bryan skyrocketed from 35 to 2 on the songs chart with Crash My Party in its second week out. Miranda Lambert was third with Mama's Broken Heart. Darius Rucker was fourth with Wagon Wheel, one ahead of Highway Don't Care from Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift.
Blake Shelton stood at eighth with Boys 'Round Here from his new disc, featuring Pistol Annies & Friends. Hunter Hayes also was a huge mover as I Want Crazy, his new single, jumped from 36 to 10.
Paisley debuted at 23 with Accidental Racist, his controversial song with LL Cool J.
On the albums chart, Shelton was second with "Based on a True Story." Eric Church debuted in third with "Caught in the Act: Live." The Band Perry had been first with "Pioneer" last week, but fell to fourth. Florida Georgia Line was fifth with "Here's to the Good Times." Little Big Town was ninth with "Tornado," up five.
Carrie Underwood held the 11th spot with "Blown Away," up 5. Lambert was 15th, up 4, with "Four the Fertilizer."
Chuck Wicks debuted at 21 with an EP, "Rough," his first after a few albums on RCA. Jake Owen stood at 28 with "Barefoot Blue Jean Night," up 3. "Welcome to the Fishbowl" by Kenny Chesney was at 33, up 4. Dierks Bentley's "Home" went from 47 to 39.
Steven Curtis Chapman remained first on the Bluegrass Albums chart with "Deep Roots." Old Crow Medicine Show again was second with "Carry Me Back." "The Gospel Side Of Dailey & Vincent" was third, "Stars and Satellites" by Trampled by Turtles fourth and "Hammer Down" by The SteelDrivers fifth, up four.
On the overall top 200, Shelton was 4th, Church 5th, The Band Perry 6th and Florida Georgia Line 13th.
Brad Paisley isn't content to keep doing the same old. In fact, this is probably the least traditional country outing in his career. Yet, a few things remain intact - great guitar playing and singing and a sense of humor without being too kitschy.
In fact, Paisley manages to combine the ultra serious with his typical sense of humor. The seriousness is never more apparent from Paisley than on the controversial Accidental Racist with LL Cool J, who helped write and perform it. »»»
Here's to the Good Times
This record can be summed up with five words: "Def Leppard with a banjo." Replace the leather pants and motorcycle boots with scuffed up Romeos and roughed up jeans and you've transformed England's most successful arena rockers into America's new favorite arena twangers. Switch the Flying V's with mandolins, cover British accents with country twang and replace the girls with big hair with girls with big... and you've got yourself a formula for hit records and sold out concerts. »»»
It's Just What We Do
Tragic abuse of proper spelling aside, Florida Georgia Line's debut EP, "It'z Just What We Do," can already be considered a success. The duo of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard was recently signed to Republic Nashville, and a listen to their songs makes it clear why. Considering the runaway success of the likes of Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and the like, Florida Georgia Line's brand of rockin' country - emphasis on the "rockin'" fits right in with mainstream radio trends. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
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