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Brown dominates Billboard

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – Kane Brown scored a chart double as his debut disc, just out in deluxe version, was first on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for the week ending Oct. 28. He remained first on the Hot Country Songs chart with "What Ifs," featuring Lauren Alaina. That was one of five songs he had in the top 50.

On the albums chart, Thomas Rhett was second again with "Life Changes." Shania Twain fell from first to third with "Now." Luke Combs was fourth with "This One's For You" and Chris Stapleton fifth with "Traveller." He also was seventh, up four, with his most recent disc, "From a Room: Volume 1."

Alan Jackson jumped from 23 to 11 with "Precious Memories Collection." Eric Church was at 16 with "Mr. Misunderstood," up 8. Casey Donahew debuted at 24 with "15 Years: The Wild Ride." Church was 34th with "Chief," up 6. "The Ultimate Hits" from Garth Brooks went from 45 to 37. "NOW That's What I Call Country Volume 10" was 44th, up 3.

Sam Hunt remained second on the songs chart with "Body Like a Back Road." Combs was third with "When It Rains It Pours." Rhett was fourth with "Unforgettable." Dustin Lynch held fifth with "Small Town Boy."

Carly Pearce was seventh, up three, with "Every Little Thing." Brown debuted at 10 with "Heaven." "Dear Hate," Maren Morris' song featuring Vince Gill and released right after the Las Vegas shooting, went from 21 to 18. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill debuted at 25 with "The Rest of Your Life." Brown also was 30th with "Found You," up 6.

Luke Bryan debuted at 31 with "What Makes You Country." Brown was 34th with "What's Mine Is Yours." "Setting the Night on Fire" by Brown with Chris Young debuted at 45. Zac Brown Band was 47th in its debut week with "Roots." Midland debuted at 49 with "Make a Little."

On the Folk/Americana chart, Stapleton was first with "Traveller" and second with "From a Room: Volume 1." JD McPherson debuted in third with "Undivided Heart & Soul." The Lumineers were fourth with "Cleopatra" and Hozier fifth with his self-titled debut.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers stayed first with "The Long-Awaited Album." Bradley Walker debuted in second with "Blessed: Hymns And Song of Faith." Chris Hillman was third with "Bidin' My Time," one ahead of Rhonda Vincent and Daryle Singletary's "American Grandstand." Alison Krauss held fifth with "Windy City."

On the top 200 chart, Brown was 5th, up 51. Rhett was 22nd, Twain 29th after being first last week; Combs 44th and Stapleton's "Traveller" 47th.

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Experiment CD review - Experiment
There's not a lot of room for argument to say that men singing country music today are different than the stars on the old Porter Wagoner show. Many have ditched the cowboy hat. They're hip-hop fans, video game junkies and spent most of their teenage money on tattoos. Kane Brown checks all these boxes and more. He's biracial, for example, subverting a country culture that seemed a little too exclusive for this century. And he built his following via the internet, not in clubs (a »»»
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First look at the cover for Kane Brown's full-length debut album, and you may experience a "Homeboy" moment. The young man appears like the tattooed model for Eric Church's song of the same name. Although Brown is categorized as bro-country in some quarters, the actual music he makes is much better than you might expect. This is one case where you shouldn't judge the book by its cover. Although the album includes a lustful song like "Pull It Off," which is a »»»
Chapter 1 CD review - Chapter 1
Kane Brown is the latest singer to wear the "Future of Country" mantel. With ridiculous social media statistics for a 22-year-old singer and hit songs on iTunes, the buzz about Brown was so loud that Nashville had to take notice. Brown's "Chapter One" EP marks his major-label debut, and it demonstrates that he does have talent, even if the songs don't always show it. As a new artist stretching his wings, Brown tries to do too much vocally. Frequently, he dips his »»»
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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