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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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: Fogerty lives up to his past
Once upon a time, John Fogerty eschewed any association with the band that made him famous, Creedence Clearwater Revival.
But time, which changed a long time ago, heals everything apparently. Not only is Fogerty playing CCR songs, he makes those overwhelmingly the cornerstone of his very fine, invigorating night of music that were the soundtracks of... »»»
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They also had never even played Boston before. In fact, lead singer Evan Felker said he had never set foot in Beantown period.... »»»
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