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Chris Young, Lady A continue topping charts

Thursday, May 20, 2010 – Lady Antebellum topped the Billboard country album chart for the week ending May 29 with "Need You Now," while Chris Young stayed first on the song chart for the second straight week with The Man I Want to Be.

Zac Brown Band was second on the album chart, up one, with "The Foundation." Miranda Lambert's "Revolution" climbed one place, while Taylor Swift inched up two spots to fourth with "Fearless." Carrie Underwood held in fifth with "Play On."

Laura Bell Bundy's "Achin' And Shakin" moved from 13 to 10. Luke Bryan was at 11, up 4, with "Doin' My Thing." Easton Corbin's self-titled debut was up 5 to 15. Chris Young stood at 16, up 3, with "The Man I Want to Be." Matt Kennon debuted at 19 with his self-titled disc. Eric Church was at 32, up 3, with "Carolina."

On the bluegrass chart, Dailey & Vincent's "Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers" was first with Carolina Chocolate Drops second with "Genuine Negro Jig." Trampled By Turtles was third with "Palomino."

The country song chart found Joe Nichols again second with Gimmie That Girl and Kenny Chesney third with Ain't Back Yet. Lambert was fourth, up one, with The House That Built Me. At fifth, up one, was George Strait's I Gotta Get to You. Jason Aldean broke into the top 10 with Crazy Town up two to ninth.

Underwood's new single Undo It, was up 4 to 19. Little Big Town's Little White Church came in at 22, up 4. Blake Shelton's All About Tonight was 23, up 4 while Zac Brown Band was at 25, up 6, with Free. Uncle Kracker's Smile moved from 29 to 26. The biggest mover by far was Keith Urban's I'm In, skyrocketing from 52 to 29. Josh Turner closed out the top 30 with All Over Me up 3 to 30.

On the overall top 200 album chart, Lady A 2nd, Zac Brown Band, 20th Lambert 21st, Swift 30th and Underwood 31st. The Court Yard Hounds were 12th, but not listed on the country chart.

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Losing Sleep CD review - Losing Sleep
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It Must Be Christmas CD review - It Must Be Christmas
Song selection can sometimes seem fairly inessential whenever chosen by a master singer. Such is the case with "It Must Be Christmas," Chris Young's new holiday collection. He sounds as perfectly comfortable with the jazzy "I'll Be Home for Christmas," where its supper club vibe takes a little of the edge off one seriously sad song, as he does with the Phil Spector rock nugget "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)." Young is also helped out by a few special guests. »»»
I'm Comin' Over CD review - I'm Comin' Over
Chris Young has enjoyed steady success from his previous four releases, and there's no reason to suggest that "I'm Comin' Over" won't do the same. But that doesn't mean that Young is doing anything all that different from what's au courant. Young's go to has always been his full-sounding, big-bodied voice, and that remains intact here throughout these 11 songs, 9 of which he had a hand in writing. His voice is front and center (that's apparent »»»
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: For Brooks and fans, a most unusual change of pace – To say that this was a change of pace for Garth Brooks - not to mention his fans - would be an understatement of the highest degree. Brooks all but begged during the show to be playing next door at Gillette Stadium where the New England Patriots play. But, alas, Brooks exuded joy and excitement at the chance to play before about 500 people at a club,... »»»
Concert Review: LBT proves more than capable – If you have seen Little Big Town in the last decade, it could have been anywhere from a B stage at a Rib Fest to a 20,000-seat amphitheater as the opener for some of country's top acts. Their current "Nightfall" tour rightfully proves they are more than capable and well deserved being billed as a top headlining act.... »»»
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