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"Meant to Be," Combs lead Billboard charts

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 – "Meant to Be" continued first on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Oct. 13, the 45th week that the song from Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line has held the top spot. Luke Combs was first on the Top Country Albums chart with "This One's For You."

Dan + Shay were second on the songs chart with "Tequila." FGL also was third with "Simple," Combs fourth with "She Got the Best of Me" and Russell Dickerson fifth with "Tacoma."

Jimmie Allen jumped 4 to 13 with "Best Shot." Kip Moore went from 28 to 25 with "Last Shot." Jordan Davis was at 29 with "Take It From Me," up 3. Rascal Flatts debuted at 31 with "Back to Life." Kane Brown debuted at 32 with "Short Skirt Weather." "Better Boat" from Kenny Chesney, featuring Mindy Smith, was at 43, up 3. Lee Brice's "Rumor" stood at 45, up 3.

On the album chart, Carrie Underwood was first with "Cry Pretty." Dan + Shay were third with their self-titled disc, Kane Brown fourth his self-titled release and Chris Stapleton fifth with "Traveller." Loretta Lynn debuted in eighth with "Wouldn't It Be Great."

Dierks Bentley jumped from 23 to 9 with "The Mountain." Keith Urban jumped 26 to 16 with "Graffiti U." Blake Shelton was at 19 with "Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits," up 3.

The Earls of Leicester debuted in first on the Bluegrass Albums chart with "Live At The CMA Theater In The Country Music Hall Of Fame." Punch Brothers were second with "All Ashore," Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers third with "The Long-Awaited Album,' Trampled by Turtles fourth with "Life is Good on the Open road" and Chris Hillman fifth with "Bidin' My time."

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

On the top 200 chart, Combs was 17th, Underwood 18th, Dan + Shay 44th, Brown 46th and Stapleton's "Traveller" 47th.

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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: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
Concert Review: Grammy nominations aside, Yola, Kiah are the real deal – Grammy nominations do not make the artist, but Yola and opener Amythyst Kiah underscored time and again on this night that the honors were well deserved. In fact, Yola and Kiah's other group, Our Native Daughters, are nominated in the same category - Best American Roots. Yola has three other nominations as well. The clear winners... »»»
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