Bryan doubles up
Thursday, September 12, 2013
– Luke Bryan is again leading the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending Sept. 21 with That's My Kind of Night
and the albums chart with "Crash My Party."
Florida Georgia Line is receding slowly from the top of the songs chart. In fact, its record breaking single Cruise remains second. The duo also is third with Round Here, Holding that spot again. Night Train from Jason Aldean held fourth, while Tyler Farr is at five with his debut hit Redneck Crazy. Easton Corbin broke into the top 10, at nine, with All Over the Road. Blake Shelton was 10th, up three, with Mine Would Be You.
Tim McGraw jumped from 18 to 12 with Southern Girl. Chris Young is at 15 with Aw Naw, up five. Joe Nichols is charting with his new single Sunny And 75. The song hit 24, up three.
On the albums chart, Shelton was second with "Based on a True Story...," Florida Georgia Line third with "Here's to the Good Times," Alabama & Friends fourth with the self-titled tribute disc and Bryan also fifth with "tailgates & tanlines."
Chesney was at nine with "Life on a Rock," up three. Frank Foster was at 11 with "Southern Soul" on his first week on the charts. Craig Morgan debuted at 12 with "The Journey (Livin Hits)," a greatest hits plus collection. Reckless Kelly debuted at 22 with "Long Night Moon." Brad Paisley's "Wheelhouse" went from 34 to 30.
On the bluegrass chart, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell again lead with "Love Has Come For You." Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby debuted in second with "Cluck Ol' Hen: Live." The Isaacs jumped from 10 to three with "Living Years." Della Ma was fourth with "This World Oft Can Be," one ahead of "Carry Me Back" by Old Crow Medicine Show.
On the overall top 200, Bryan was 5th, Shelton 13th, FGL 17th, Alabama & Friends 29th and Bryan 42nd.
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Crash My Party
They say if you steal from one person, it's plagiarism. But the great ones steal from everybody. And so it goes with Luke Bryan - a voice lifted from Ronnie Milsap, with the polite Georgia manners of Josh Kelly, the earnestness of Lee Brice and the drinking habits of Eric Church. You'd have to go to a polka party in October to hear more songs devoted to drinking beer. But, here's the crazy part: it all works.
It was only in 2010 that Bryan won the ACM for Best New Artist. »»»
Spring Break 4: Suntan City - EP
Luke Bryan's annual spring break EPs are innocuous distractions in a fairly decent discography. The Leesburg, Ga. Native's fourth and latest, is no exception. The songwriting is an exercise in vapidity with clichéd themes like partying and teenage breakups. The timing couldn't be more ironic.
This four-song bubble gum pop tribute to the young and overserved was put out shortly after his latest full length release, "tailgates & tanlines," garnered some critical »»»
tailgates & tanlines
By now Luke Bryan has established his defining sound, and he chooses comfort over exploration on his third CD, "tailgates & tanlines." The only major change is his songwriting contributions. Bryan co-wrote most of the songs on his first two albums, but stepped back here with his name on 8 or the 13 songs. To be fair, this doesn't really have any effect on the overall sound.
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Editorial: Walking the talk
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Concert Review: All for the Hall: thanks to Harris, Gill, no ordinary guitar pull
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Concert Review: Lone Star Staters fortunately go beyond state lines
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