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Allan, The Band Perry sit atop charts

Thursday, February 7, 2013 – Gary Allan and The Band Perry sat atop the Billboard Country Albums and Songs charts respectively for the week ending Feb. 16. The Band Perry led the chart with Better Dig Two, taking over for Allan's Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain), which fell to second. Allan stayed first on the albums chart with "Set You Free."

On the songs chart, Hunter Hayes stayed third with Wanted. Blake Shelton was up three to fourth with Sure Cool if You Did. Jason Aldean's The Only Way I Know with Luke Bryan and Eric Church, remained fifth. Little Big Town's Tornado crept into the top 10 - at 10.

Lee Brice stood at 15 with I Drive Your Truck up 3. Miranda Lambert was a big mover with Mama's Broken Heart. The song went from 25 to 20. Florida Georgia Line went from 27 to 23 with Get Your Shine On. Chris Young was at 27, up 3, with I Can Take It From There. Rascal Flatts was a big mover with Changed going from 34 to 29.

On the Top Country Albums chart, Taylor Swift was second with "Red." Florida Georgia Line were third with "Here's to the Good Times," Little Big Town fourth with "Tornado," up three, and Carrie Underwood fifth with "Blown Away," up four.

Kenny Chesney was at 17, up 8, with "Welcome to the Fishbowl." Pistol Annies jumped from 26 to 21 with "Hell on Heels" 76 weeks after its debut. Jake Owen stood at 24, up 5, with "Barefoot Blue Jean Night." Young was 26th with "Neon," up 4. Kris Kristofferson debuted at 28 with "Feeling Mortal," 2 ahead of Blue Sky Riders' "Finally Home," another debut.

Blackberry Smoke jumped from 45 to 37 with "The Whippoorwill." Love And Theft closed out the top 40 with the duo's self-titled disc, up 4.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out were first with " Timeless Hits From The Past: Bluegrassed." Old Crow Medicine Show was second with "Carry Me Back," switching spots with Trampled by Turtles' "Stars and Satellites," which was third. Punch Brothers stayed fourth with "Who's Feeling Young Now?" Dailey & Vincent were fifth with "The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent."

On the overall top 40, Allan was 8th, Swift 10th, Florida Georgia Line 22nd, Little Big Town 30th and Underwood 34th.

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Pioneer CD review - Pioneer
Sports fans may be familiar with the term "sophomore slump," where a player has an excellent rookie season, but then struggles mightily in his second. With "Pioneer," The Band Perry demonstrates that the phrase can carry over to the music world as well. Where the group's debut was quirky and showed real potential, their second release takes some artistic steps backwards while developing a more mainstream sound. The lead single and opening track, Better Dig Two, also »»»
The Band Perry (full length CD) CD review - The Band Perry (full length CD)
Image-wise, the siblings of The Band Perry are aiming squarely at the youth market. Sister and lead singer Kimberly has a Taylor Swift thing going on, with big curly blonde hair, while brothers Neil and Reid could be Jonases as easily as Perrys. Their musical style trends young, as well. There's an element of bluegrass in the music, but it's often more of a grace note on top of the pop-rock guitars and drums that remain the focus of the album. Lyrically, the songs also offer a »»»
The Band Perry
The Band Perry gets its name from the fact that all three of its members are siblings. There's Kimberly Perry, who sings lead, in addition to playing piano and guitar. Her brother Reid Perry is the bassist, while Neil Perry plays drums, mandolin and accordion. The centerpiece song of this five-track EP is the single If I Die Young, which is made all the more striking by the fact that it's also sung by a young lady. Being young is usually no time to contemplate death - leave that to the old folks. »»»
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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