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Underwood tops charts

Thursday, September 27, 2018 – Carrie Underwood's "Cry Pretty" is the best selling disc in the U.S. The CD, of course, was also first on the Top Country Albums chart for the week ending Sept. 29. For the 43rd straight week, "Meant to Be" from Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line was first.

On the country albums chart, Luke Combs was second with "This One's for You," Jason Aldean third with "Rearview Town," Kane Brown fourth with his self-titled debut and Dan + Shay fifth with their self-titled release.

Dierks Bentley jump from 25 to 7 with "The Mountain." Underwood's "Greatest Hits: Decade #1" went from 21 to 17. Chris Stapleton was at 28 with "From A Room: Volume 2," up 3. Morgan Wallen was at 30 with "If I Know Me," up 3.

Mitchell Tenpeny's self-titled EP went from 41 to 35. Eric Church was 42nd with "Mr. Misunderstood," up 4. Brad Paisley came in at 43 with "Hits Alive," up 5.

On the songs chart, Dan + Shay were second with "Tequila," FGL third with "Simple," Kane Brown fourth with "Heaven" and Old Dominion fifth with "Hotel Key."

Comb was sixth with "She Got the Best of Me," up three. Russell Dickerson's "Blue Tacoma" was up three to eighth. Dan + Shay were also at 16 with "Speechless," up 3. Maren Morris was 20th with "Rich," up 3. Bentley's "Burning Man," featuring Brothers Osborne, was up 4 to 23.

Underwood jumped 10 to 26 with "Love Wins." Kip Moore was 28th with "Last Shot," up 3. Brett Young debuted at 32 with Here Tonight." Dolly Parton and Sia were 37th with "Here I Am" in their debut week. Newcomer Riley Green was 39th with "There Was This Girl," up 7. Underwood debuted at 49 with "Drinking Alone."

Punch Brothers led the Bluegrass Albums chart with "All Ashore." The Wailin' Jennys were second with "Fifteen," Molly Tuttle third with her "Rise EP,' The Devil makes Three fourth with "Chains Are Broken" and Steve 'N' Seagulls fifth with Gainesville.

On the Americana/Folk Albums chart, Stapleton was first "Traveller" and second with "From A Room: Volume 1." Hozier was third with his self-titled disc, "Simon And Garfunkel's Greatest Hits" fourth and The Lumineers "Cleopatra" at five.

On the overall top 200, Underwood was first, Combs 18th, Aldean 22nd, Willie Nelson 36th with "My Way," his Frank Sinatra tribute and Brown 45th.

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Cry Pretty CD review - Cry Pretty
Carrie Underwood's life was reading straight from the storybooks: one of the few American Idol Winners with ongoing success; a professional athlete for a husband; a beautiful baby boy. The string of great fortune turned sharply in 2017, when Underwood began the unfathomable experience of three consecutive lost pregnancies. This was atop a frightening fall at her home that ended with her face in nearly 50 stitches. Sharing these moments with her fans makes the beamingly-beautiful singer »»»
Storyteller CD review - Storyteller
Carrie Underwood's powerful voice has been her calling card throughout her career, and that is no different on her latest. She has always possessed a voice that can be chameleon-like and work with the material at hand. Underwood does that again on these 13 songs, 6 of which she helped pen. Underwood knows a thing or two about writing or finding material that fits her commercial orientation as almost all 13 could conceivably be picked as singles. They are big sounding, big voiced and radio ready. »»»
Greatest Hits: Decade #1 CD review - Greatest Hits: Decade #1
Greatest hits albums are often derided as creative placeholders, or worse yet, contractual obligations. In Carrie Underwood's case, the album subtitled "Decade #1" is a chance to take a somewhat awe inspired look at what a successful career this American Idol alumnus has already had to date. One of its two new songs, the single "Something in the Water," is a wonderfully gutsy move on Underwood's part. Country is one of the rare genres where a Christian can sing of »»»
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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