FGL, Shelton top charts
Thursday, June 6, 2013
– Another week at number one for Florida Georgia Line's Cruise
on the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending June 15. Blake Shelton regained first on the Top Country Albums chart with "Based on a True Story..."
Blake Shelton was second on the songs chart with Boys 'Round Here, which also features Pistol Annies and Friends. Darius Rucker was third with Wagon Wheel, Tim McGraw fourth with Highway Don't Care with Taylor Swift and Luke Bryan fifth with Crash My Party.
Brad Paisley made it into the top 10 at 10 with Beat This Summer, up 2. Randy Houser went from 15 to 12 with Runnin' Outta Moonlight. Brett Eldredge was up 3 to 22 with Don't Ya. Danielle Bradberry debuted at 24 with Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days). Keith Urban closed out the top 25 with Little Bit of Everything, up 1.
On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Steve Martin & Edie Brickell remained first with "Love Has Come For You." Steven Curtis Chapman was second with "Deep Roots," Steep Canyon Rangers third with "Nobody Knows You," Boston-based Della Mae debuted in fourth with "This World Oft Can Be" and Old Crow Medicine Show fifth with "Carry Me Back."
Shelton recaptured the top spot on the albums chart, going from fourth to first. He took over from Rucker's "True Believers," which fell to second. George Strait was third with "Love is Everything." Lady Antebellum was fourth with "Golden" and Florida Georgia Line fifth with "Here's to the Good Times."
Swift from 11 to 8 with "Red." Bryan was up 3 to 10th with "Spring Break...Here to Party." Eric Church was at 17 with "Caught in the Act: Live," up 3. The compilation "NOW That's What I Call A Country Party" was up 4 to 20. "Country: George Jones" was up 9 to 35.
On the top 200, Shelton was 5th, up 11, Rucker 6th, Strait 12th, Lady A 14th and Florida Georgia Line 17th.
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CD reviews for Florida Georgia Line
Here's to the Good Times This is How We Roll
Perhaps a few fans didn't get enough of Florida Georgia Line's "Here's to the Good Times," which came out in December 2012. That release contained all five songs of the duo's second EP "It'z Just What We Do" from May 2012. Not to mention the super uber mega-hit Cruise and fellow number ones Get Your Shine On, Round Here and Stay.
With "This is How We Roll," Tyler Hubbard (he's the one with the longer hair) and Brian Kelly follow the »»»
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
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: All for the Hall: thanks to Harris, Gill, no ordinary guitar pull
This all-star benefit concert for the Country Music Hall Of Fame may have been likened to a Nashville living room guitar pull, but this was certainly no ordinary guitar pull. The evening's acoustic show featured Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris Jason Mraz and Heart. It amounted to a wonderful evening of stories and songs.
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Concert Review: Lone Star Staters fortunately go beyond state lines
The idea of a Boston/Austin connection about friendships has developed over the years, but somehow it didn't seem to apply to country music.
But with the Randy Rogers Band, Wade Bowen, Stoney Larue and the Josh Abbott Band heading up from Texas (okay, not necessarily Austin) on the so-called Four on the Floor trek for two weeks, this was a rare... »»»
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