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"Meant to Be" stays first

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 – Thirty nine weeks and counting for "Meant to Be." The Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line remained first on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Sept. 1. Cole Swindell was first on the Top Country Albums chart with "All of It."

On the songs chart, "Drowns the Whiskey" from Jason Aldean and featuring Miranda Lambert, went from sixth to third. Swindell jumped from 15 to 10 with "Break Up in the End." Combs was at 13 with "She Got the Best of Me," up 5. Russell Dickerson's "Blue Tacoma" went from 21 to 15. "Drunk Me" from Mitchell Tenpenny was up 3 to 16.

Chris Janson was at 19 with "Drunk Girl," up 3. Combs was 20th with "Beautiful Crazy," up 3. Chris Young jumped 7 to 21 with "Hangin' On." "Babe" by Sugarland and featuring Taylor Swift, went from 26 to 22. LANCO's "Born to Love You" stood at 23, up 4.

Dan + Shay were at 24 with "Speechless," up 5. Jimmie Allen's "Best Shot" went from 30 to 25. Maren Morris' "Rich" was up 6 to 26. Carly Pearce was 27th with "Hide the Wine," up 4. Dierks Bentley's "Burning Man," featuring Brothers Osborne, went from 34 to 28.

Kelsea Ballerini stood at 29 with "I Hate Love Songs," up 4. Garth Brooks' "All Day Long" was up 5 to 30. Chris Stapleton was at 31 with "Millionaire," up 7. Midland's "Burn Out" was up 7 to 32. Swindell debuted at 33 with "Dad's Old Number."

Kip Moore was 34th with "Last Shot," up 7. Eric Church debuted at 35 with "Heart Like a Wheel." Dustin Lynch was 36th with "Good Girl," up 4. Jordan Davis' "Take It From Me" went from 43 to 37. Scotty McCreery was at 38 with "This Is It," up 7. Blake Shelton debuted at 39 with "Turnin' Me On."

Travis Denning was up 9 to 41 with "David Ashley Parker from Powder Springs." Combs was also at 42 with Houston, We Got a Problem," up 4. Rodney Atkins was at 43 with "Caught Up in the Country," which features the Fisk Jubilee Singers. The song was up four. FGL was 44th with "Talk You Out of It," up 4. Swindell debuted at 49 with "All of It." John Pardi closed out the top 50 with "Night Shift" in its debut week.

On the albums chart, Comb was second with "This One's For You." Jason Aldean was third with "Rearview Town." Dan + Shay stayed fourth with its self-disc. Ditto for Kane Brown in fifth.

Bentley was 12th with "The Mountain," up 6. "Elvis 30 #1 Hits" was up 3 to 23. Church's "Mr. Misunderstood" was at 38, up 3. So was Rascal Flatts' "Greatest Hits Volume 1" at 41.

Luke Bryan went from 49 to 45 with "Kill the Lights." Tenpenny's EP debuted at 47.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Punch Broths stayed first with "All Ashore." We Banjo 3 were second with "Haven," Trampled By Turtles third with "Life Is Good on the Open Road," Alison Krauss fourth with "Windy City" and Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers fifth with "The Long-Awaited Album."

On the Americana/Folk Albums chart, Stapleton was first with "Traveller" and second with "From A Room: Volume 1." "Simon and Garfunkel's "Greatest Hits" was third, The Lumineers' "Cleopatra fourth and Hozier's self-titled disc fifth.

On the overall Top 200, Swindell was 7th, Combs 15th w, Aldean 33rd, Dan + Shay 35 and Brown 42nd.

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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. »»»
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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. »»»
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