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"Meant to Be" stays first for 34th week

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 – "Meant to Be," the song from Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, hit 34 weeks at number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending July 28. On the Top Country Albums chart, Luke Combs was first with "This One's For You."

On the songs chart, Dan + Shay remained second with "Tequila" and Kenny Chesney third with "Get Along." FGL also was fourth with "Simple." Kane Brown was fifth with "Heaven."

Eric Church was the big mover with his new single "Desperate Man" going from 45 to 16 in its second week out. Combs went from 25 to 22 with "Beautiful Crazy." Russell Dickerson was up 3 to 29 with "Blue Tacoma." Kelsea Ballerini's "I Hate Love Songs" moved from 33 to 30. Combs stood at 32 with "She Got the Best of Me," up 6. Chris Young went from 40 to 36 with "Hangin' On." Garth Brooks climbed to 38 with "All Day Long," up 3. Midland also was up 3, to 41, with "Burn Out." Dierks Bentley's "Burning Man" with Brothers Osborne was up 4 to 43. Cole Swindell entered the chart at 45 with "Love You Too Late."

On the albums chart, Jason Aldean was second with "Rearview Town," Dan + Shay third with their self-titled disc, Kane Brown fourth with his self-titled release and Chris Stapleton fifth with "Traveller."

Chris Lane debuted at eight with "Laps Around the Sun." Bentley was at 14 with "The Mountain," up 4. Kacey Musgraves was 23rd with "Golden Hour," up 3. Stapleton was at 28 with "From a Room: Volume 2," up 3. Taylor Swift's "Red" was at 29, up 4. Church jumped from 42 to 34 with "Mr. Misunderstood."

Shania Twain was 36th with "Greatest Hits," up 7. Swift also was 42nd with "Fearless," up 5.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Love Canon debuted in first with "Cover Story" A Journey Through Music's Greatest Decade." Bluegrass Champs debuted in second with "Bluegrass Champs: Love from the Don Owens Show." Trampled By Turtles was fourth with "Life Is Good on the Open Road." Punch Brothers debuted in fifth with "All Ashore."

On the Americana/Folk Albums chart, Stapleton was first with "Traveller" and second with "From a Room: Volume 1." Musgraves was third, The Lumineers fourth with "Cleopatra" and "Simon And Garfunkel's Greatest Hits" fifth.

On the Billboard Top 200, Combs was 10th, Aldean 21st, Dan + Shay 23rd, Brown 31st and Stapleton 34th with "Traveller."

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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: Carlile goes from excellent to memorable musical event – The last time Brandi Carlile came through town, she was promoting 2018's "By the Way, I Forgive You," which would deservedly go on to win the 2019 Grammy Award for Best Americana Album. This time out, Carlile performed fewer songs from that strong effort, which amounted to a more well-rounded live overview of her career to date.... »»»
Concert Review: Tuttle does well by coming home – Molly Tuttle has won kudos for her acoustic guitar playing. So much so that she's captured the IBMA award for Guitarist of the Year, the first female to win that acclaim from the bluegrass organization. But it's not so much Tuttle's guitar playing that stood out live. Yes, that serves her well for sure. But it's more that her... »»»
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