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Bryan scores a double

Thursday, October 3, 2013 – Luke Bryan remains atop both the Billboard Country Albums Chart with "Crash My Party" and the Songs Chart with That's My Kind of Night for the week ending Oct. 12.

Newcomer Thomas Rhett is second on the song chart with It Goes Like This, one ahead of Jason Aldean's Night Train. Tyler Farr's Redneck Crazy single was second with Bill Currington's Hey Girl in fifth. Tim McGraw broke into the top 10, at 10, with Southern Girl.

Joe Nichols' first single off his upcoming disc, Sunny And 75, climbed three to 14. "Red," the title track of Taylor Swift's latest, was up six to 15. Eli Young Band stood at 19 with Drunk Last Night, up five. Cassadee Pope was up four to 21 with Wasting All These Tears. Parmalee is in the top 25 - at 24 - with Carolina.

On the albums chart, last week's number one, "Off the Beaten Path" from Justin Moore, slipped to second. Alan Jackson debuted in third with "The Bluegrass Album." Keith Urban's "Fuse" and Chris Young's "A.M." were fourth and fifth.

"Uncaged" from Zac Brown Band stood at 19, up five. Jackson also was at 29 up three, with "Precious Memories: Volume II." "Nashville: The Music Of Nashville: Season 1: Volume 2" was up seven to 33. "Nashville" was helped by the start of the television show's second season.

Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott jumped from 61 to 36 with "Memories And Moments." "Nashville: Season 1: Volume 1" also had a big shift, going from 52 to 37.

Jackson topped the bluegrass chart. O'Brien and Scott were second. "Living Years" from The Isaacs was third, one ahead of Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's "Love Has Come For You." Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby were fifth with "Cluck Ol' Hen: Live."

On the overall top 200, Bryan was sixth, Moore 10th, Jackson 11th, Urban 14th and Young 18th.

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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. »»»
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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: No wonder life is good for Shovels & Rope – Things are go swimmingly - pun intended - for Shovels & Rope, the South Carolina-based duo comprised of husband-and-wife Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent. For starters, their new disc, "Swimmin' Time," debuted at 21 on the Billboard Top 200 in its first week just a few shot weeks ago. On the local front, the band was playing two... »»»
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