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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The title of Florida Georgia Line's second full length is accurate. For the duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelly, that means girls, girls and more girls plus an ultra dose of partying.
That is evident from the refrain of the title track, which, of course, focuses on Friday night activities. "I brought the songs and you brought the party/
Only one way to do it up right/Everybody goes where eveybody knows/That anything goes on a Friday Night/Get your party right/It's a Friday night. »»»
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
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Editorial: Walking the talk
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