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Brown dominates Billboard chart

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 – Kane Brown debuted in first on Billboard Top 200 chart with "Experiment." The disc, of course, also topped the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for the week ending Nov. 24. He scored a triple with "Lost Up" in first on the Hot Country Songs chart, knocking out the long-running "Meant to Be" by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line.

On the albums chart, Luke Combs was second with "This One's For You. Dan + Shay were third with their self-titled disc. Chris Stapleton was fourth with "Traveller" and Brown fifth with his debut album.

Stapleton also was 12th with "From A Room: Volume 1." "George Strait's "50 Number Ones" went from 27 to 13. Elvis Presley's "The Classic Christmas Album" jumped from 34 to 16. Maren Morris went from 39 to 33 with "Hero." Keith Urban was at 39 with "Ripcord," up 4. Taylor Swift was at 40 with "Fearless," up 5.

On the Hot Country Songs chart, "Meant to Be" from Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha was second. Combs was third with "She Got the Best of Me." Dan + Shay were fourth with "Tequila" and fifth with "Speechless."

Thomas Rhett was up 4 to 13 with "Sixteen." Luke Bryan stood at 26 with "What Makes You Country," up 3.

Brown jumped from 47 to 28th with "Homesick." Brown's "Good As You" went from 45 to 32. Keith Urban was 36th, up 8, with "Never Coming Down." Florida Georgia Line was 41st with "Talk You Out of It." Brown was 42nd with "Baby Come Back to Me."

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Dailey & Vincent were first with "The Sounds of Christmas." The Gibson Brothers debuted in second with "Mockingbird." "Hot Rize: 40th Anniversary Bash" from Hot Rize was third. Steep Canyon Rangers were fourth with "Out in the Open" and The Devil Makes Three fifth with "Chains Are Broken."

On the Americana/Folk Albums chart, Stapleton was first "Traveller." Pistol Annies fell to second with "From A Room: Volume I." Bob Dylan was third with "More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series." Kacey Musgraves' "Golden Hour" was fourth and Hozier fifth with his self-guided debut.

On the overall top 200, Combs was 25th with "This One's For You," Dan + Shay were 48th, Stapleton 52nd, and Brown 57th.

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Experiment CD review - Experiment
There's not a lot of room for argument to say that men singing country music today are different than the stars on the old Porter Wagoner show. Many have ditched the cowboy hat. They're hip-hop fans, video game junkies and spent most of their teenage money on tattoos. Kane Brown checks all these boxes and more. He's biracial, for example, subverting a country culture that seemed a little too exclusive for this century. And he built his following via the internet, not in clubs (a »»»
Kane Brown CD review - Kane Brown
First look at the cover for Kane Brown's full-length debut album, and you may experience a "Homeboy" moment. The young man appears like the tattooed model for Eric Church's song of the same name. Although Brown is categorized as bro-country in some quarters, the actual music he makes is much better than you might expect. This is one case where you shouldn't judge the book by its cover. Although the album includes a lustful song like "Pull It Off," which is a »»»
Chapter 1 CD review - Chapter 1
Kane Brown is the latest singer to wear the "Future of Country" mantel. With ridiculous social media statistics for a 22-year-old singer and hit songs on iTunes, the buzz about Brown was so loud that Nashville had to take notice. Brown's "Chapter One" EP marks his major-label debut, and it demonstrates that he does have talent, even if the songs don't always show it. As a new artist stretching his wings, Brown tries to do too much vocally. Frequently, he dips his »»»
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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