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Aldean, "Meant to Be" sit atop charts

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 – Jason Aldean led the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for the week ending June 30 with "Rearview Town," while it was "Meant to Be" yet another week for the super smash hit of Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line on the Hot Country Songs chart.

Dan + Shay were second with "Tequila" on the songs chart. Kane Brown was third with "Heaven," Kenny Chesney fourth "Get Along" and Morgan Wallen fifth with "Up Down," which also features FGL. The duo also was sixth with "Simple," its new single.

Blake Shelton went from 10th to 7th with "I Lived It." "Drowns the Whiskey" by Aldean and featuring Miranda Lambert was up 10 to 11. Chris Lane's "Take Back Home Girl," featuring Tori Kelly, was up 3 to 14. Thomas Rhett jumped 8 to 5 with "Life Changes." Sam Hunt's "Downtown's Dead" was at 17, up 3. Morgan Evans held the 20th spot with "Kiss Somebody," up 5.

"Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset," the new single from Luke Bryan was 28th, up 3. Lady Antebellum also moved up 3, to 27 with "Heart Break." Old Dominion was up 5 to 28 with "Hotel Key."

Dan + Shay also were at 32 with "Keeping Score," which features Kelly Clarkson. Kelsea Ballerini's "I Hate Love Songs" stood at 33, up 5. Jimmie Allen's "Best Shot" was up 4 to 38. Garth Brooks debuted at 42 with his new single "All Day Long." Kip Moore moved 4 to 44 with Last Shot." Cole Swindell debuted at 48 with "Reason to Drink" and Midland at 50 with "Burn Out."

On the albums chart, Luke Combs was second with "This One's For You." Last week's leader, "The Mountain" from Dierks Bentley, fell to third. Brown's self-released disc was fourth with Chris Stapleton's first disc, "Traveller," fifth, up three.

Keith Urban was at eight with "Graffiti U," up three. Old Dominion went from 23 to 18 with "Happy Endings." Wallen was at 20 with "If I Know Me," up 4. Shelton's "Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits" moved up 3 to 22. Kacey Musgraves went from 28 to 25 with "Golden Hour." Urban's "Ripcord" was up 3 to 29. "Songs You Know By Heart: Jimmy Buffett's Greatest Hit(s)" debuted at 35. "The Essential Johnny Cash" jumped 13 to 36.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Trampled By Turtles stayed first with "Life Is Good on the Open Road." Bradley Walker was second with "Blessed: Hymns And Song of Faith." Old Crow Medicine Show as third with "Volunteer," Tommy Emmanuel CGP fourth with "Accomplice One" and "The Long-Awaited Album" from Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers fifth.

On the Americana/Folk chart, Stapleton was one-two-three with "Traveller," "From a Room: Volume 1" and "From a Room: Volume 2." Musgraves was fourth and soul singer Leon Bridges fifth with "Good Thing."

On the overall top 200, Aldean was 10th, Combs 17th, Bentley 26th, Brown 29th and Stapleton's "Traveller" 49th.

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9 CD review - 9
Hollywood may be pushing a broadminded agenda where there are more genders than one can even count, but in Jason Aldean's world, there are only two: tough guys, and the women that love them. There's no confusion it's a guy in the "Camouflage Hat," for example. Also, nothing is said or done without also washing it down with alcohol. The opener,"Tattoos and Tequila," breaks it down into tattoos to remember, and tequila to forget. Within its booze for every »»»
Rearview Town CD review - Rearview Town
If you liked Jason Aldean's three previous number one albums, you'll like "Rearview Town." He sticks to the winning formula that has brought him past success. The 15 tracks are mainly juiced up, muscular numbers with scorching guitar. Ironically, amid the torrid tempos and high volume that dominate the collection, the ballads are the standouts, especially with the duet with the Miranda Lambert on "Drowns The Whiskey." Instead of whiskey drowning a memory, the inverse »»»
Old Boots, New Dirt CD review - Old Boots, New Dirt
Arguing whether or not Jason Aldean's kinda (country) party is, in fact, anything remotely related to true country music is pointless. Aldean is so entrenched in the mainstream country marketplace now, we just need to accept him as he is, the same way we reluctantly accept Taylor Swift as "country." It's mighty tempting to subtitle a review of Aldean's new "Old Boots, New Dirt" release as 'Pickup Trucks & Pickup Lines,' as Aldean spends a little time »»»
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: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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