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Lynch, Shelton lead charts

Thursday, August 30, 2012 – Dustin Lynch debuted in first on the Billboard Country Albums chart with his self-titled debut for the week ending Sept. 8. Lynch took over for Zac Brown Band's "Uncaged." Blake Shelton remained first on the Billboard Country Songs chart with Over.

ZBB fell to second on the albums chart. Lionel Richie was up two to third with "Tuskegee." Carrie Underwood was fourth with "Blown Away." Luke Bryan's "tailgates & tanlines was fifth. Dierks Bentley debuted in 12th with "Country & Cold Cans" EP. JT Hodges debuted at 23 with his self-titled disc. Jake Owen was 26th, up 5, with "Barefoot Blue Jean Night."

Little Big Town inched up one to second with Pontoon, on the song chart, one step ahead of Josh Turner's Time Is Love, also up one. Hunter Hayes jumped from eight to four with Wanted. Love And Theft was in fifth with Angel Eyes. Jana Kramer's Why Ya Wanna climbed from ninth to sixth. Keith Urban also was up three - to seventh - with For You. Jason Aldean's new single, Take a Little Ride, was at the eighth spot, up four. Lynch broke into the top 10 with Cowboys and Angels at 10th, up 1.

Zac Brown Band stood at 11 with The Wind, up 3. Underwood moved up 4 to 12 with Blown Away. Easton Corbin's Lovin' You Is Fun stood at 14, up 3. Miranda Lambert was at 15 with Fastest Girl in Town up 3. Lee Brice was 15th with Hard to Love, up 4. Rascal Flatts was at 18 with Come Wake Me Up, up 3.

Despite big success on the digital chart, Taylor Swift was at 19, down 6, with We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. Jake Owen moved up 5 to 20 with The One That Got Away. Greg Bates' first charting single, Did It For the Girl, was up 3 to 23. Eric Church made it to 24, up 3, with Creepin'. Luke Bryan's Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, was up 4 to 25.

I Like Girls That Drink Beer by Toby Keith was 27th, up 3. Kip Moore charted at 28 with Beer Money, up 3. Edens Edge's Too Good To Be True was up 3 to 29. Casey James made it to 30 with Crying on a Suitcase, up 4.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, the top four remained the same: Old Crow Medicine Show with "Carry Me Back" in first, Trampled by Turtles in second with "Stars and Satellites," Jerry Douglas third with "Traveler" and "The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent" fourth. "Rare Bird Alert" from Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers was fifth, up four.

On the overall top 200, Lynch debuted in 13th. ZBB was 16th, Richie 20th, Underwood 21st and Bryan 22nd.

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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: We Banjo 3 beaks down the barriers – The joy is palpable when the music is of the Irish variety. And when you combine that with a typically uptempo bluegrass sound - We Banjo 3 labels its style of music Celtgrass - let's say it makes for one fun night. The group, which has been around since 2011, is a quartet from Galway Ireland comprised of two sets of brothers - the cool looking... »»»
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... »»»
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