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FGL continues chart domination

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 – Florida Georgia Line continues to dominate the Billboard Hot Country songs chart with "H.O.L.Y." still number one, for the week ending July 30. Chris Stapleton regained the number one spot on the Top Country Albums chart with "Traveller."

Carrie Underwood was second on the songs chart with "Church Bells," one ahead of "Record Year" by Eric Church. Jason Aldean was fourth with "Lights Come On" and Jon Pardi fifth with "Head Over Boots." Sam Hunt was up three to eighth with "Make You Miss Me." Chris Lane's "Fix" stood at 11, up 3.

Dierks Bentley's "Different For Girls," featuring Elle King, was at 14, up 4. David Nail's new single "Night's on Fire" was up 3 to 17. Zac Brown Band was 17th with "Castaway," up 3. Cole Swindell had the biggest climber as "Middle of a Memory" moved up 7 to 21. Justin Moore was 22nd with "You Look Like I Need a Drink," up 4. Thomas Rhett's "Vacation" also climbed 4, to 23. Tucker Beathard broke into the top 25, closing out the list, with "Rock On."

Last week's chart topper on the albums chart, "If I'm Honest" by Blake Shelton, fell to second. "NOW That's What I Call Country, Volume 9" was third. Bentley was fourth with "Black" and Keith Urban fifth with "Ripcord."

Hunt was at 12 with "Montevallo," up 5. Rhett's "Tangled Up" was up 3 to eighth. Luke Bryan closed out the top 10 with "Kill the Lights," moving up 3. Kelsea Ballerini's "The First Time" was up 3 to 15. Zac Brown Band's "Jekyll + Hyde" was 17th, jumping 4. Mark Chesnutt debuted at 22 with "Tradition Lives."

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Sara Jarosz remained first with "Undercurrent." Sam Bush held second with "Storyman." "Bright Star: A New Musical" from Steve Martin and Edie Brickell was third. Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley's second disc together, "The Country Blues," debuted in fourth. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver debuted in fifth with "Burden Bearer: Bluegrass Gospel and A Cappella Favorites."

Stapleton also topped the Americana/Folk Albums chart. The Avett Brothers were second with "True Sadness." The Lumineers were third with "Cleopatra," Paul Simon fourth with "Stranger to Stranger" and Kaleo fifth with "A/B."

On the overall top 200 chart, Stapleton was 14th, Shelton 20th, Rhett 30th, Hunt 21st and Bentley 33rd. The top 200 and country charts use different criteria.

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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: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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