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Eli Young Band, ZBB rise to top of charts

Thursday, July 19, 2012 – Zac Brown Band debuted in first on the overall top 200 Billboard Albums chart for the best selling disc in the U.S. for the week ending July 28. Eli Young Band captured the top spot on the Billboard Country Songs chart with Even If It Breaks Your Heart. EYB took over for Brantley Gilbert's You Don't Know Her Like I Do, which fell to fifth.

ZBB displaced Kenny Chesney's "Welcome to the Fishbowl," which fell to second. Luke Bryan remained third with "tailgates & tanlines." Hank Williams Jr. debuted in fourth with "Old School New Rules." Eric Church stayed fifth with "Chief." Zac Brown Band also was sixth on the chart with their last disc, "You Get What You Give."

Lee Brice was eighth, up five with "Hard 2 Love." Hunter Hayes jumped eight to ninth with his self-titled debut. Blake Shelton moved up 7 to 17 with "Red River Blue." Thompson Square's self-titled debut skyrocketed 11 to 22. Jana Kramer's debut was at 26, up 6. Pistol Annies stood at 28, up 3, with "Hell on Heels." Brad Paisley's "This is Country Music" was up 3 to 37.

Elsewhere on the song chart, Dierks Bentley was second with 5-1-5-0, Kenny Chesney fourth with Come Over and Gloriana fifth with (Kissed You) Good Night. Blake Shelton made it into the top 10 - at 9 - with Over, up 2.

Little Big Town was a big mover with Pontoon, jumping 5 to 15. There wasn't a lot of movement in the rest of the top 30 with a big exception. Lee Brice went from 29 to 26 with Hard to Love.

Carrie Underwood was the biggest mover by far with Blown Away at 30, up 10.

On the bluegrass chart, Trampled By Turtles once again were first with "Stars And Satellites." Rhonda Vincent debuted in second with "Sunday Mornin' Singin': Live!," a gospel set, Jerry Douglas was third with "Traveler." "The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent" and Alison Krauss & Union Station's "Paper Airplane" were fourth and fifth.

On the overall top 200 chart, Chesney was 10th, Bryan 11th, Hank Jr. 12th and Church 15th.

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Fingerprints CD review - Fingerprints
Eli Young Band confused, alienated and even lost some of its fans with the 2015 release of a fully slicked up pop EP; "Turn It On." "The fans wanted another record that was the sound and the kind of songs that were the old-school Eli Young Band" said lead singer Mike Eli. They have responded with "Fingerprints," their first full length album since 2014's "10,000 Towns." Though clearly not as blatantly pop as the downright danceable EP, »»»
Turn It On CD review - Turn It On
With the release of "Turn It On," the Eli Young Band brings new music about girls, love, and...disco. Singer Mike Eli, who co-wrote all four songs, is in fine voice, solidifying the EYB sound. The title cut, written with co-founder James Young, with its strong beat and up-front vocals, is tailor-made for listening while driving fast. With its "driving" beat and sing-along chorus, speeding tickets may increase. "Plastic" is about appreciating a girl who is »»»
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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