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"Meant to Be," Combs top charts

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 – "Meant to Be" is first on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the 37th straight week Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line for the chart ending Aug. 18. Luke Combs was first on the Top Country Albums chart with "This One's For You."

Last week's album chart leader, "Songs For the Saints" from Kenny Chesney, fell to second. Jason Aldean was third with "Rearview Town," Kane Brown fourth with his self-titled disc and Dan + Shay fifth with their self-titled release.

Luke Bryan went from 12 to 9 with "What Makes You Country." Jon Pardi stood at 11 with "California Sunrise," up 5. Dierks Bentley also was up 5, to 15 with "The Mountain." "Ripcord" from Keith Urban was at 22, up 4. Chris Stapleton was 25th with "From A Room: Volume 2," up 3. George Strait's "50 Number Ones" was up 3 to 28. LANCO was at 29 with "Hallelujah Nights," up 5. Johnny Cash's "The Greatest: The Number Ones" went from 38 to 31. Kelsea Ballerini was up 11 to 33 with "Unapologetically."

Aldean was at 39 with "My Kinda Party," up 3. "NOW That's What I Call Country, Volume 11" was up 8 to 40.

On the songs chart, Brett Young was second with "Mercy," Dan + Shay third with "Tequila," Brown fourth with "Heaven" and Chesney fifth with "Get Along."

Brown also was at 15 with "Lose It," up 5. Kelsea Ballerini was up 5 to 28 with "I Hate Love Songs." Dan + Shay were also at 32 with "Speechless," up 3. Bentley was 36th with "Burning Man," which features Brothers Osborne. The song was up three. Stapleton was 40th with "Millionaire," up 3. Midland was one back with "Burn Out," also up 3.

Danielle Bradbery debuted at 39 with "Goodbye Summer," with Thomas Rhett. Scotty McCreery was at 44 with "This Is It," up 4 in its third week on the chart. Jordan Davis was at 46 with "Take It From Me," up 3. Brown debuted at 48 with "Weekend."

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, We Banjo 3 was first with "Haven" in its second week out. Punch Brothers held second with "All Ashore," Hot Rize third with "Hot Rize" 40th Anniversary Bash," Trampled by Turtles fourth with "Life is Good on the Open Road" and Old Crow Medicine Show fifth with "Volunteer."

On the Americana/Folk Albums chart, Stapleton was first with "Traveller." Lucero debuted in second with "Among the Ghosts." Stapleton also was third with "From A Room: Volume 1" and fourth with "From A Room: Volume 2." "Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits" was fifth.

On the top 200 chart, Combs was 12th, Chesney 13th, Aldean 22nd, Brown 34th and Dan + Shay 35th.

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The Prequel EP CD review - The Prequel EP
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This One's For You Too CD review - This One's For You Too
Luke Combs has gotten a lot of life out of his album "This One's for You," which includes his breakthrough hit "Hurricane," as well as the popular single "When It Rains It Pours." This deluxe edition includes five new tracks, many of which are just as strong as the original 12. "Houston, We Got a Problem" includes a smart lyric highlighting specific details about that big Texas city. Even though it has all these famous landmarks, it doesn't have »»»
This One's For You CD review - This One's For You
Five years ago, when beer-drinking, truck-driving-in-the-country country songs were en vogue, Luke Combs' full-length debut would have fit right in. In 2017, when pop music rules the country market and male singers are more likely to wear a stylish jacket instead of a flannel shirt, Combs is positively refreshing. "Hurricane," the first single and first top five hit of Combs' career, sounds like a typical Jason Aldean ballad at the onset, but then builds into something more »»»
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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