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Florida Georgia Line cruises to the top

Thursday, December 5, 2013 – Florida Georgia Line cruised to number one again on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart as Stay assumes the top spot for the week ending Dec. 14 from Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert's We Were Us, which slipped to second. On the albums chart, Garth Brooks debuted in first with "Blame It All On My Roots: Five Decades Of Influences," a six-CD box set available only at Wal-Mart.

Brooks took over the top spot from "Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas," which was second. Luke Bryan was third with "Crash My Party." Florida Georgia Line's "Here's to the Good Times" was fourth with newcomer Danielle Bradbery debuting in fifth with her self-titled debut.

Darius Rucker jumped from 15 to 10 with "True Believers." The Band Perry skyrocketed from 27 to 11 with "Pioneer." Little Big Town climbed 12 to 13 with "Tornado." Chris Young was up 15 to 16 with "A.M." Kacey Musgraves' "Same Trailer Different Park" moved up four to 18. Kenny Chesney re-entered the chart with "Life on a Rock" at 19.

Luke Bryan was third on the songs chart with That's My Kind of Night, up one. Joe Nichols was fourth with Sunny And 75, also up one, while Eli Young Band stood at seven with Drunk Last Night, up two. Bryan also was seventh with Drink a Beer, climbing four spots.

Lady Antebellum moved from 19 to 15 with Compass. Florida Georgia Line also stood at 18, debuting with This is How We Roll, which features Bryan. Bradbery debuted at 25, up three, with The Heart of Dixie.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Alan Jackson remained first with "The Bluegrass Album." Steve Martin & Edie Brickell were second with "Love Has Come For You," The Devil Makes Three third with "I'm a Stranger Here," Trampled by Turtles fourth with "Live at First Avenue" and The Isaacs with "The Living Years."

On the overall top 200, Brooks was third, the Robertsons fourth, Bryan eighth, Florida Georgia Line 13th; and Bradbery 19th.

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Dig Your Roots CD review - Dig Your Roots
From the ribbits and Dobro on "Smooth," the lead-off song, one might think that Florida Georgia Line is eschewing its rap rock meets country past for something completely different. While at times that is true - "Smooth" has a swampy beat - Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard haven't veered so far from what brought them to the dance. That is evident with the title track where the thwack of drum programming from long-time producer Joey Moi meets the soulful, somewhat shiny vocals. »»»
Anything Goes CD review - Anything Goes
The title of Florida Georgia Line's second full length is accurate. For the duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelly, that means girls, girls and more girls plus an ultra dose of partying. That is evident from the refrain of the title track, which, of course, focuses on Friday night activities. "I brought the songs and you brought the party/ Only one way to do it up right/Everybody goes where eveybody knows/That anything goes on a Friday Night/Get your party right/It's a Friday night. »»»
Here's to the Good Times This is How We Roll CD review - Here's to the Good Times This is How We Roll
Perhaps a few fans didn't get enough of Florida Georgia Line's "Here's to the Good Times," which came out in December 2012. That release contained all five songs of the duo's second EP "It'z Just What We Do" from May 2012. Not to mention the super uber mega-hit Cruise and fellow number ones Get Your Shine On, Round Here and Stay. With "This is How We Roll," Tyler Hubbard (he's the one with the longer hair) and Brian Kelly follow the »»»
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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