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Young, McGraw lead charts

Thursday, February 2, 2012 – Chris Young notched another number 1 song on the Billboard Country Songs chart with You for the week ending Feb. 11 while Tim McGraw debuted in first on the Billboard Country Albums chart with "Emotional Traffic."

Young took over for Luke Bryan's I Don't Want This Night to End, which fell to second. McGraw replaced Toby Keith's "Clancy's Tavern," which slipped to sixth.

On the album chart, Kellie Pickler debuted in second with "100 Proof." Bryan was third again with "tailgates & tanlines." Lady Antebellum held fourth with "Own the Night," while Jason Aldean remained fifth with "My Kinda Party."

Blake Shelton's "Red River Blue" jumped from 18 to 9. "NOW That's What I Call Country Ballads" debuted at 15. Brad Paisley was up 4 to 19 with "This is Country Music." Justin Moore's "Outlaws Like Me" moved from 24 to 21.

On the song chart, The Band Perry was up one to third with All Your Life, switching spots with Drink In My Hand by Eric Church. Keith Urban stood in fifth with You Gonna Fly, up two. Keith's Red Solo Cup broke into the top 10, up 1 to 10. Blake Shelton was up 4 to 17 with Drink On It. Scotty McCreery's The Trouble With Girls was at 20, up 3.

Lee Brice was up 3 to 21 with Woman Like You. McGraw's new single, Better Than I Used to Be climbed 4 spots to 22, while Miranda Lambert was a place behind, also up 4, with Over You. Rascal Flatts' new single, Banjo jumped 7 to 24. Kip Moore's new single, Somethin' "Bout a Truck" moved 4 places to 26. Also up 4 was Brantley Gilbert's You Don't Know Her Like I Do at 28 and Chris Cagle's Got My Country On at 29.

On the bluegrass album chart, "The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent" was first again with "The Goat Rodeo Sessions" from Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile second. Alison Krauss & Union Station were again third with "Paper Airplane." The Isaacs were fourth with "Why Can't We" and Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers" fifth with "Rare Bird Alert."

On the overall top 200, McGraw was 2nd, Pickler 7th, Bryan 21st, Lady A 23rd and Aldean 27th.

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Losing Sleep CD review - Losing Sleep
Chris Young has one of the best country voices, and it's always a pleasure to hear him sing. But it's disappointing when the title cut sounds more like the groove to a Justin Bieber song than anything truly country. When, say, someone like Jason Aldean performs music with barely any resemblance to real country music, it's not that big a deal; he's not a great natural singer to begin with. However, Young's voice is just too good to waste on mere pop. »»»
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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: Evans brings the cheer – What's a country song without drinking? Morgan Evans seems to have gotten the missive loud and clear as a good chunk of his songs incorporate libations into the mix. And when the Australian-bred singer isn't confronting drinking, he's dealing with matters of the heart, but in keeping with the positive attitude he purveyed, love is most... »»»
Concert Review: Lambert smiles, dances the night away – Miranda Lambert didn't perform "Tin Man," one of her best, but also one of her saddest songs during this Wildcard tour stop. It's a song sung from the perspective of one who is sad that she has a heart that can be broken. That's not the current condition of Lambert's heart, though. She's apparently in a good... »»»
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