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Sugarland, Rucker lead charts

Thursday, October 28, 2010 – Sugarland has the best selling CD in the country with "The Incredible Machine," and Darius Rucker made it to the top of Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending Nov. 6 with Come Back Song. Rucker displaced Easton Corbin's Roll With It, which fell to fourth.

"As She's Walking Away by Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson was up four to second on the song chart. Sugarland remained third with Stuck Like Go. Taylor Swift, who just released her "Speak Now" CD Tuesday, was fifth on the song chart with Mine, up three. Rascal Flatts made it into the top 10 with Why Why Wait, up 1 to 10th.

Tim McGraw stood at 16, up 5, with Felt Good On My Lips. Trace Adkins was up 3 to 17 with This Ain't No Love Song. Lady Antebellum looks like it has a third hit on its hands from its latest CD with Hello World up 5 to 24 in its fifth week out. Blake Shelton was at 29, up 3, with Who Are You When I'm Not Looking. James Wesley broke into the top 30 - at 30 - with Real.

Sugarland replaced Rucker's "Charleston, SC 1966," which slipped to second, on the top of the CD chart. Kenny Chesney remained third with "Hemingway's Whiskey." Zac Brown Band remained fourth with "You Get What You Give," while The Band Perry's self-titled debut fell three to fifth.

Eric Church's "Carolina" was up 3 to 16 in its 83rd week on the chart. Chris Young was up 5 to 32 with "The Man I Want to Be." Uncle Kracker's "Happy Hour: The South River Road Sessions" was up 3 to 35.

On the bluegrass chart, Dierks Bentley was first with "Up on the Ridge" and Rhonda Vincent second with "Taken."

On the overall top 200 chart, Rucker was 10th, Chesney 13th, Zac Brown Band 14th and The Band Perry 15th.

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Bigger CD review - Bigger
Sugarland is back with "Bigger," its first studio album in nearly a decade. And its arrival says more about branding, than anything else. Although his voice is heard often enough on this album to make his presence felt, it's still difficult to get away from seeing Kristian Bush in the Oates to Hall or Ridgeley to Michael role in this duo. Jennifer Nettles is the act's primary focus. However, Nettles plays theaters on tour, while Sugarland fills stadiums, making it a commercial no-brainer. »»»
The Incredible Machine CD review - The Incredible Machine
"The Incredible Machine" is a rather unfortunate title for Sugarland's latest full-length. Listening to Find The Beat Again, for example, makes it sound as though vocalist Jennifer Nettles wants to be Deborah Harry-fronting-Katrina & the Waves rather than, say, a latter-day Loretta Lynn. With its handclap rhythm and shouted "Hey, Hey" on the chorus, this track - along with many others - finds Sugarland firmly entrenched in a predictable pop music device. »»»
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