Sign up for newsletter
 

"Meant to Be" stays first for 34th week

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 – "Meant to Be," the song from Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, hit 34 weeks at number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending July 28. On the Top Country Albums chart, Luke Combs was first with "This One's For You."

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

Eric Church was the big mover with his new single "Desperate Man" going from 45 to 16 in its second week out. Combs went from 25 to 22 with "Beautiful Crazy." Russell Dickerson was up 3 to 29 with "Blue Tacoma." Kelsea Ballerini's "I Hate Love Songs" moved from 33 to 30. Combs stood at 32 with "She Got the Best of Me," up 6. Chris Young went from 40 to 36 with "Hangin' On." Garth Brooks climbed to 38 with "All Day Long," up 3. Midland also was up 3, to 41, with "Burn Out." Dierks Bentley's "Burning Man" with Brothers Osborne was up 4 to 43. Cole Swindell entered the chart at 45 with "Love You Too Late."

On the albums chart, Jason Aldean was second with "Rearview Town," Dan + Shay third with their self-titled disc, Kane Brown fourth with his self-titled release and Chris Stapleton fifth with "Traveller."

Chris Lane debuted at eight with "Laps Around the Sun." Bentley was at 14 with "The Mountain," up 4. Kacey Musgraves was 23rd with "Golden Hour," up 3. Stapleton was at 28 with "From a Room: Volume 2," up 3. Taylor Swift's "Red" was at 29, up 4. Church jumped from 42 to 34 with "Mr. Misunderstood."

Shania Twain was 36th with "Greatest Hits," up 7. Swift also was 42nd with "Fearless," up 5.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Love Canon debuted in first with "Cover Story" A Journey Through Music's Greatest Decade." Bluegrass Champs debuted in second with "Bluegrass Champs: Love from the Don Owens Show." Trampled By Turtles was fourth with "Life Is Good on the Open Road." Punch Brothers debuted in fifth with "All Ashore."

On the Americana/Folk Albums chart, Stapleton was first with "Traveller" and second with "From a Room: Volume 1." Musgraves was third, The Lumineers fourth with "Cleopatra" and "Simon And Garfunkel's Greatest Hits" fifth.

On the Billboard Top 200, Combs was 10th, Aldean 21st, Dan + Shay 23rd, Brown 31st and Stapleton 34th with "Traveller."

More news for Florida Georgia Line

CD reviews for Florida Georgia Line

Dig Your Roots CD review - Dig Your Roots
From the ribbits and Dobro on "Smooth," the lead-off song, one might think that Florida Georgia Line is eschewing its rap rock meets country past for something completely different. While at times that is true - "Smooth" has a swampy beat - Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard haven't veered so far from what brought them to the dance. That is evident with the title track where the thwack of drum programming from long-time producer Joey Moi meets the soulful, somewhat shiny vocals. »»»
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. »»»
Here's to the Good Times This is How We Roll CD review - Here's to the Good Times This is How We Roll
Perhaps a few fans didn't get enough of Florida Georgia Line's "Here's to the Good Times," which came out in December 2012. That release contained all five songs of the duo's second EP "It'z Just What We Do" from May 2012. Not to mention the super uber mega-hit Cruise and fellow number ones Get Your Shine On, Round Here and Stay. With "This is How We Roll," Tyler Hubbard (he's the one with the longer hair) and Brian Kelly follow the »»»
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... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time  Subscribe to Country News Digest  Follow Country Standard Time on twitter  Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook 

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Lewis (and her daughters) make beautiful music (occasionally) and carry on the legacy Linda Gail Lewis has several interesting bullet points on her lengthy resume. She released her first singles in 1963 at age 16, and her first solo album, "The Two Sides of Linda Gail Lewis," in 1969 when she was just 22; her follow up album wouldn't appear until 1990.... »»»
Hancock shows he's still "Man of the Road" Wayne Hancock exhibits his well-defined self-deprecation while describing the nature of his vinyl/digital only release, "Man of the Road." "Yeah, greatest hits," he says with a raspy chortle, the sound that every smoke-filled, whiskey-soaked roadhouse he's ever loaded into would... »»»
With "Headlights," Della Mae turns it up Ten years on, Della Mae has covered a lot of ground in the world of bluegrass, and the band is meeting the challenges of building a sustaining, long-term career with its latest release "Headlights."... »»»
2020 CD review - 2020
Eliza Gilkyson hasn't ascended to the upper ranks of todays's foremost singer/songwriters purely on happenstance alone. Her albums affirm a belief in music as an essential salve, especially in times of dire distress and turmoil.  »»»
A Long Way Back: The Songs of Glimmer CD review - A Long Way Back: The Songs of Glimmer
It's not uncommon for artists to tour and play complete records during album anniversary years, but Kim Richey has taken the extra (and much appreciated) step of rerecording "Glimmer," and giving it the title,  »»»
Lady Like CD review - Lady Like
When it comes to the love department, life seemingly has not very kind at all to Ingrid Andress. That's more than apparent for Andress on her eight-song EP debut. She sure thinks a lot about love and its associated problems, »»»
To Live In Two Worlds Volume 1 CD review - To Live In Two Worlds Volume 1
Fans of Eric Brace and Peter Cooper are certainly familiar with the guitarist and singer-songwriter, Thomm Jutz, who has become the third member of that trio over the past few recordings. Jutz is increasingly »»»
Blindsided CD review - Blindsided
It's appropriate that singer/songwriter Mark Erelli takes a different tack with the aptly named "Blindsided," an album exploreing the inner sanctums of the soul and the conflicts that inevitably shake one's perceptions »»»
Your Life is a Record CD review - Your Life is a Record
Whenever Brandy Clark's "Your Life is a Record" is described as the work of a smart, female singer/songwriter - an inevitable characterization - you may immediately picture 11 sophisticated pop songs. And make no mistake »»»