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Florida Georgia Line doubles up

Thursday, June 20, 2013 – Florida Georgia Line scored a chart double by topping the Billboard Country Albums chart with "Here's to the Good Times" and the Country Songs chart for the week ending June 29 with Cruise.

On the songs chart, Blake Shelton stayed second with Boys 'Round Here and Darius Rucker third with Wagon Wheel. Luke Bryan was fourth with Crash My Party, changing spots with Tim McGraw's Highway Don't Care, his song with Taylor Swift.

Randy Houser jumped from 12 to 8 with Runnin' Outta Moonlight. Carrie Underwood moved up five to ninth with See You Again. Brad Paisley closed out the top 10 with Beat This Summer, up 1. Brett Eldredge's Don't Ya was up 5 to 13. The Swon Brothers, who were on The Voice, debuted at 16 withDanny's Song. Easton Corbin stood at 19, up 3, with All Over the Road.

Newcomer Tyler Farr was at 21, up 3, with Redneck Crazy. The Voice winner Danielle Bradbery debuted at 22 with Who I Am.

On the Country Albums chart, Rucker was second with "True Believers," Shelton third after being first last week with "Based on a True Story...," the compilation "NOW That's What I Call Country Volume 6: 18 Chart Topping Hits" " debuting in fourth with George Strait fifth with "Love Is Everything."

Paisley went from 15 to 11 with "Wheelhouse." Alan Jackson jumped 7 to 17 with "Precious Memories: Volume II." Jake Owen moved from 34 to 26 with "Barefoot Blue Jean Night." Aaron Lewis was 35th with "The Road," up 4. Lionel Richie's "Tuskegee" was up 6 to 39.

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell again led the Bluegrass Albums chart with "Love Has Come For You." Remaining two-three-four were Steven Curtis Chapman with "Deep Roots," Old Crow Medicine Show with "Carry Me Back" and Dailey & Vincent with "Brothers of the Highway." The Roys debuted in fifth with "Gypsy Runaway Train."

On the overall top 200, Florida Georgia Line was 5th, Rucker 6th, Shelton 7th, "NOW That's What I Call Country Volume 6: 18 Chart Topping Hits" 15th and Strait 20th.

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Anything Goes CD review - Anything Goes
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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
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. »»»
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: Mandell counts for a lot – Eleni Mandell doesn't hit you over the head - for the most part - with her songs. The LA-based singer/songwriter is on the low-key side when it comes to the music as well as her vocal delivery. But her seemingly laidback style creeps up on you, making you want to listen. And in a nearly 75-minute mainly solo effort with an acoustic guitar... »»»
Concert Review: Rucker brings true southern style – Not all that long ago, contemporary country music concerts were evaluated on the amount (or lack thereof) of authentic country music elements in the performers' content. And make no mistake about it, this is still a relevant issue since so much of what passes as 'country' these days is hardly that at all. But perhaps a more pressing... »»»
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