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Bryan dominates again

Thursday, August 29, 2013 – Luke Bryan dominated the Billboard charts once again by having the number one selling CD in the U.S. for the week ending Sept. 7 with "Crash My Party" and song with That's My Kind of Night.

Florida Georgia Line had the second and third songs on the Hot Country Songs chart with Cruise and Round Here. The latter moved up five slots. Jason Aldean's "Night Train" made a big jump from 11 to four. Brett Eldredge stayed fifth with Don't Ya.

Thomas Rhett was seventh with It Goes Like This, up three. Mine Would Be You from Blake Shelton stood at 17, up four. Train's Bruises featuring Ashley Monroe, was at 23, up seven.

On the albums charts, Florida Georgia Line was second with "Here's To the Good Times." The Lacs debuted in third with "Keep It Redneck." Shelton was fourth with "Based on a True Story..." Bryan also held the fifth position with "tailgates & tanlines."

Eric Church had a big jump with "Chief" jumping from 18 to 11 in its 109th week out. Charlie Worsham debuted at 12 with "Rubberband," his debut release. Zac Brown Band went from 26 to 20 with "Uncaged." Tracy Lawrence debuted at 26 with "headlights, Taillights & Radios." Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby entered the charts at 38 with "Cluck Ol' Hen: Live."

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, "Cluck Ol' Hen: Live" was first. Last week's number one, "Living Years," from The Isaacs was second. Steve Martin and Edie Brickell were third with "Love Has Come For You." Old Crow Medicine Show was fourth with "Carry Me Back." "Best of Bluegrass: Collector's Edition" from Steve Ivey was fifth.

On the overall top 200, Jimmy Buffett debuted in fourth with "Songs from St. Somewhere," although the release was not on the country chart. Florida Georgia Line was 12th, The Lacs 23rd, Shelton 26th and Bryan 33rd.

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What Makes You Country CD review - What Makes You Country
Luke Bryan aims to please often, and that rarely goes unpunished. The Georgia native has a strong voice, some songwriting skill and even legitimate farming cred. But Bryan still gets pegged as the face of corporate country - that pandering beast packaging artists for mass consumption. The label can be unfair, but not wholly undeserved - Bryan has a long track record, for instance, of records about chasing girls and Bud Lights. In truth, he married his college sweetheart and they share a quiet, »»»
Farm Tour...Here's to the Farmer CD review - Farm Tour...Here's to the Farmer
Luke Bryan has been in that "hardware" phase of his career for the last few years. There have been several armloads of awards, many on the strength of the high-caliber singles from 2013's "Crash My Party." It might present a challenge to stay grounded. But Bryan has kept himself busy with work for charities (he's embarking on a traditional tour of farms to benefit his scholarship fund), and the use of the EP - this marks his eighth. Many artists use the EP format »»»
Kill the Lights CD review - Kill the Lights
When Luke Bryan announces, "I've got that music for your ear" during the single "Kick the Dust Up," listeners should know right off this is not a collection of sounds for every ear. It's targeted toward the young and reckless set instead, where consequences don't seem to matter. There's no better example of this loose approach than the revenge sex expressed through a duet with Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild on "Home Alone Tonight," where »»»
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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