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FGL doubles up

Thursday, July 11, 2013 – Florida Georgia Line continues its chart double on the Billboard Country Songs and Albums charts by leading both charts for the week ending July 20. Cruise and "Here's to the Good Times" respectively top both charts.

On the songs chart, Blake Shelton is second with Boys 'Round Here. Hunter Hayes stays third with I Want Crazy. Also holding their places were Luke Bryan in fourth with Crash My Party and Darius Rucker in fifth with Wagon Wheel.

Kip Moore's latest hit single, Hey Pretty Girl is ninth on the chart, up two. FGL's new hit, Round Here climbed 4 to 13.

Lee Brice stood at 21, with Parking Lot Party, up 5. Justin Moore broke into the top 25 with Point At You rounding out the chart.

On the Country Albums chart, Shelton was second with "Based on a True Story..." Rucker was third with "True Believers," switching spots with Hayes' self-titled disc, which fell to fourth. "NOW That's What I Call Country Volume 6" was fifth. The compilation "Mud Digger 4" debuted at number eight. Jason Aldean was at 13 with "Night Train," up 4. The Mavericks jumped from 40 to 35 with "In Time." Colt Ford was 39th with "Declaration of Independence," up 3.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Steve Martin & Edie Brickell again were first with "Love Has Come For You." Old Crow Medicine Show was second with "Carry Me Back"; Steven Curtis Chapman third with "Deep Roots," the Steep Canyon Rangers fourth with "Nobody Knows You" and "Beset of Bluegrass: Collector's Edition" by Steve Ivey fifth.

On the overall top 200 chart, FGL was 5th, Shelton 10th, Rucker 15th, Hayes 17th and "NOW" 25th.

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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. »»»
It's Just What We Do CD review - 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. »»»
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Concert Review: Goodnight, Texas gets on the map – Goodnight, Texas is a town with a small population - 28 according to the band's web site. So, if anything is going to put the unincorporated dot on the map, it may be the bi-coastal country band that stole the name. Avi Vinocur, who dwells in San Francisco, and Patrick Dyer Wolf, of North Carolina, are the mainstays of the band with them... »»»
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