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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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Luke Bryan mock introduces "The Sand I Brought to the Beach" as a "real sad story y'all." It's a breakup song and one where the character in it is forced to admit, "I guess she didn't like the spring break side of me." The same can be said of country audiences that may well have outgrown chasing girls on the beach between college semesters. Bryan claims EPs like this one are meant to give his fans new music between full, official releases, but we know better. »»»
Crash My Party CD review - 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. »»»
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: For The Wailin' Jennys, the road provides antidote – Six shows in six nights for The Wailin' Jennys practically counts for a full-blown tour these days. In fact, this - the final stop - was the longest tour by the mainly Canadian trio playing folk and country since 2011 when the band released its last recording, "Bright Morning Stars." A few dates here and there, but no new recording.... »»»
Concert Review: Lord Huron makes darkness sound good – Once upon a time, Lord Huron was the nom de guerre of Ben Schneider, who put out a few EPs entirely left to his own devices. But these days, there is far more to this outfit mixing indie folk, rock and more than just Schneider in a concert that was invigorating, at times intense and filled with the knowhow for what makes for quality music.... »»»
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