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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.

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Here's to the Good Times This is How We Roll CD review - Here's to the Good Times This is How We Roll
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Wheelhouse CD review - Wheelhouse
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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: For Doug Seegers, no pinching needed – Doug Seegers probably should be pinching himself these days. He's not some country music cover boy or hunk wearing a baseball hat or highlighting a bunch of tattoos. If looking for opposites of what passes for a country musician these days, Seegers would probably just about be the top pick. Yes, he lives in Nashville, but he just retired after... »»»
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