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Combs, "Meant to Be" lead charts

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 – Luke Combs was first on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart with "This One's For You" for the week ending Sept. 8. "Meant to Be" from Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line stayed fourth for the 40th straight week on the Hot Country Songs chart.

On the songs chart, Dan + Shay were second with "Tequila," Florida Georgia Line third with "Simple," Jason Aldean's "Drowns the Whiskey" fourth with Miranda Lambert, and Luke Bryan's "Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset" fifth.

FGL debuted at 30 with "Sittin' Pretty." Jordan Davis was at 34 with "Take It From Me," up 3. Blake Shelton stood at 35 with "Turnin' Me On," up 4. So was Travis Denning's "David Ashley Parker From Powder Springs" at 41.

Jake Owen jumped from 48 to 41 with "Down to the Honkytonk." Jon Pardi jumped 8 to 42 with "Night Shift." Riley Green debuted at 48 with "There Was This Girl" and Carlton Anderson 49th with "Drop Everything."

On the albums chart, Jason Aldean was second with "Rearview Town," Cole Swindell third with "All Of It" after being first last week, Dan + Shay fourth with their self-titled disc and Kane Brown fifth with his self-titled release.

The Florida Georgia Line EP debuted in 10th. "The Best of John Denver Live" went from 46 to 40. The "Mitchell Tenpenny" EP climbed from 47 to 43. Davis went from 50 to 46 with "Home State."

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, The Devil Makes Three debuted in first with "Chains Are Broken." Trampled by Turtles was second with "Life is Good on the Open Road," Punch Brothers third with "All Ashore," The Wailin' Jennys fourth with "Fifteen" and Alison Krauss fifth with "Windy City."

Chris Stapleton was first and second on the Americana/Folk Albums chart with "Traveller" and "From A Room: Volume 1." "Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits" was third. Murder by Death debuted in fourth with "The Other Shore" and The Lumineers fifth with "Cleopatra."

On the overall top 200, Combs was 15th, Aldean 27th, Swindell 37th, Dan + Shay 40th and Brown 43rd.

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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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