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Dan + Shay, "Meant to Be" top charts

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 – "Dan + Shay" debuted in sixth on the overall top 200 chart and first on the Top Country Albums chart. "Meant to Be" from Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line remained first for the week ending July 7 on the Hot Country Songs chart.

On the songs chart, Dan + Shay were second with "Tequila," Kane Brown third with "Heaven," Kenny Chesney fourth with "Get Along" and FGL fifth with "Simple."

Keith Urban's "Coming Home," featuring Julia Michaels, climbed six to 13th. Dan + Ray also were 25th with "Speechless," up 5. Justin Moore's "Kinda Don't Care" was up 3 to 31. Lindsay Ell was at 33 with "Criminal," up 3. Chase Rice jumped 5 to 34 with "Three Chords & The Truth." Dan + Shay also were at 38 with "All to Myself" and 45 with "Alone Together." Luke Combs debuted at 48 with "She Got the Best of Me" and Chris Stapleton 49th with "Millionaire." Dan + Shay closed out the top 50 with "What Keeps You Up At Night."

On the albums chart, Combs was second with "This One's For You," Jason Aldean third with "Rearview Town," Kane Brown fourth with his self-titled debut and Thomas Rhett fifth with "Life Changes."

"The Best of John Denver Live" was up 4 to 36. Kenny Chesney's "Greatest Hits II" was at 38, up 4. Shania Twain's "Greatest Hits" was at 39, up 5. "50 Number Ones" for George Strait went from 41 to 45.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Old Crow Medicine Show was first with "Volunteer." Trampled By Turtles was second with "Life Is Good on the Open Road." Alison Krauss was third with "Windy City," one ahead of "Best of Old Crow Medicine Show." Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers held fifth with "The Long-Awaited Album."

On the Americana/Folks chart," Ben Rector led with "Magic" in its debut. Chris Stapleton was second with "Traveller." Dawes held third with "Passwords." The Record Company debuted in fourth with "All of This Life." Stapleton also was second with "From a Room: Volume 1."

On the overall Top 200, Combs was at 15; Aldean 27th, Brown 31st and Rhett 48th.

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Anything Goes CD review - Anything Goes
The title of Florida Georgia Line's second full length is accurate. For the duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelly, that means girls, girls and more girls plus an ultra dose of partying. That is evident from the refrain of the title track, which, of course, focuses on Friday night activities. "I brought the songs and you brought the party/ Only one way to do it up right/Everybody goes where eveybody knows/That anything goes on a Friday Night/Get your party right/It's a Friday night. »»»
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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: 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.... »»»
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