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ZBB, Chesney lead charts

Thursday, August 2, 2012 – Zac Brown Band returned to the top of the Billboard chart with "Uncaged" once again the best selling disc in the U.S. Kenny Chesney was first on the Country Songs chart for the week ending Aug. 11 with Come Over.

Chesney took over the top of the songs chart from Dierks Bentley's 5-1-5-0, which fell to fifth. Gloriana was up one to second with (Kissed You) Good Night. Love and Theft were third with Angel Eyes, up two. Blake Shelton was fifth with Over, up one. Little Big Town broke into the top 10 with Pontoon, at 9, up 4. Keith Urban's For You was 10th, moving up one slot.

Hunter Hayes stood at 14, up 4 with Wanted. Tim McGraw's Truck Yeah also climbed 4, to 17. Easton Corbin held the 19th spot with Lovin' You Is Fun. Carrie Underwood was at 24, up 4, with Blown Away. Toby Keith debuted at 28 with I Like Girls That Drink Beer. Newcomer Greg Bates hit the top 30 - at 30 - with Did It For the Girl.

On the albums chart, Chesney and Luke Bryan were again two-three with "Welcome to the Fishbowl" and "tailgates & tanlines" respectively. Love And Theft debuted in fourth with Underwood fifth with "Blown Away." Hayes was eighth, up four, with his self-titled debut.

Pistol Annies were up 5 to 20 with "Hell on Heels." Lambert, one-third of Pistol Annies, also was at 24 with "Four the Record," up 3. Chris Young held the 27th spot with "Neon," up 5. Ronnie Dunn's self-titled debut was up 3 to 33.

On the bluegrass chart, Old Crow Medicine Show again was first with "Carry Me Back." "Rare Bird Alert" from Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Ranger was second, up four. Trampled By Turtles again was third with "Stars And Satellites." The "Life Goes On: Musicians Against Childhood Cancer" compilation was fourth with Jerry Douglas' "Traveler" fifth.

On the overall top 200, Chesney was 12th, Bryan 13th, Love and Theft 21st and Underwood 25th.

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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: Gayle, Orlando provide good old-fashioned entertainment – Although this pairing of country star Crystal Gayle and Tony Orlando may have - on the surface - appeared to be an odd one, tonight's audience demonstratively loved each performer equally. It was an evening of memorable songs, fun and funny stories and just good old-fashioned entertainment. Gayle opened the show with a strong set of country... »»»
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.... »»»
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