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Hunt doubles on digits

Thursday, April 16, 2015 – Sam Hunt is once again at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, for the week ending April 25, with "Take Your Time." This marks Hunt's 10th week at the top, making it the 16th single to top the charts for more than 10 weeks since the chart launched in 1958, according to Billboard.

Zac Brown Band is second with "Homegrown," one ahead of Lee Brice's "Drinking Class," which moved up three. Cole Swindell held fourth with "Ain't Worth the Whiskey." Little Big Town remained fifth with "Girl Crush." Florida Georgia Line jumped six to seventh with "Sippin' On Fire." Billy Currington entered the top 10, closing it out with "Don't It," up 1.

Thomas Rhett debuted at 21 with "Crash And Burn." Easton Corbin's new "Baby Be My Love Song" was up 3 to 22. Brad Paisley made it to 24, up 2, with "Crushin' It." Brantley Gilbert closed out the top 25 with "One Hell Of An Amen," up 3.

On the albums chart, Darius Rucker again led with "Southern Style" in its second week. Hunt's Montevallo" was second. "NOW That' What I Call ACM Awards: 50 Years," a compilation disc, was third. Luke Bryan was fourth with "Spring Break...Checkin' Out," while Florida Georgia Line was fifth with " Anything Goes.

Brice jumped 14 to 7 with "I Don't Dance." Singer/songwriter Will Hoge debuted at 15 with "Small Town Dreams," while Kristian Bush of Sugarland was 16th in his debut with "Southern Gravity."

Punch Brothers again led the Bluegrass Albums chart with "The Phosphorescent Blues." Robert Earl Keen stayed second with "Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions." "Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow" was third, switching places with Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn on their self-titled debut. Gangstagrass debuted at fifth with "American Music."

On the Billboard Top 100, Hunt led at 15 with Rucker 24th, Florida Georgia Line 31st, Luke Bryan 39th and Eric Church 46th with "The Outsiders."

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Sam Hunt is riding the country charts with "Leave the Night On," a rather surprising occurrence considering that the Georgia native has extremely little to do with what remotely constitutes country music on this four song EP. Hunt has gained some acclaim as a song writer, having penned Kenny Chesney's "Come Over," Keith Urban's "Cop Car" and Billy Currington's "We Are Tonight." Hunt fits in perhaps only because of the crossover sounds »»»
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: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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