Florida George Line doubles up
Thursday, July 25, 2013
– This is the year of Florida Georgia Line. Not only is Cruise
first for a record-tying 21st week on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, for the week ending Aug. 3., but its disc "Here's to the Good Times" remains first on the albums chart.
On the songs chart, Hunter Hayes stayed second with I Want Crazy. Randy Houser was up two to fifth with Runnin' Outta Moonlight. Luke Bryan was down one to fourth with Crash My Party and Blake Shelton's Boys 'Round Here was fifth.
Danielle Bradbery debuted at 16 with The Heart of Dixie. Thomas Rhett was up 3 to 19 with It Goes Like This.
On the albums chart, Shelton, Darius Rucker and Hayes stayed two-three-four with "Based on a True Story...," "True Believers" and "Hunter Hayes " respectively. Taylor Swift was fifth with "Red." The Band Perry went from 11 to 7 with "Pioneer." Kacey Musgraves moved up 4 to 13 with "Same Trailer Different Park." JJ Lawhorn debuted at 20 with "Original Good Ol' Boy: O.G.O.B.," a Jason Aldean meets hip hop disc.
Joey + Rory's "Joey + Rory Inspired: Songs Of Faith & Family" debuted at 31. Bradbery's "The Voice: The Complete Season 4 Collection" was at 38 up 3.
On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Steve Martin & Edie Brickell stay first with "Love Has Come For You." Steven Curtis Chapman was second with "Deep Roots," Old Crow Medicine Show third with "Carry Me Back," Steve Ivey fourth with "Best of Bluegrass: Collector's Edition" and Michael Martin Murphey fifth with "Red River Drifter," up 6.
On the overall top 200 chart, FGL was 5th, Shelton 11th, Rucker 21st, Hayes 22nd and Swift 32nd.
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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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