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Combs doubles up

Friday, March 15, 2019 – Luke Combs scored a double double on the Billboard charts for the week ending March 16. He was first one the Top Country Albums chart with "This One's For You." He continued atop the Hot Country Songs chart with "Beautiful Crazy."

On the songs chart, Dan + Shay were second with "Tequila," Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line third with "Meant to Be," Dan + Shay fourth with "Speechless" and Thomas Rhett fifth with "Look What God Gave Her," jumping from 37 in its second week out.

Newcomer Riley Green is at 15 with "There Was This Girl," up 8. Lil Nas X debuted at 19 with "Old Town Road."

Eric Church was up 3 to 37 with "Some of It." So was Maddie & Tae at 39 with "Friends Don't." Tenille Townes debuted at 40 with "Somebody's Daughter." Ryan Hurd's "To A T" was at 42, up 3.

Florida Georgia Line was second with "Can't Say I Ain't Country." Dan + Shay were third with their self-titled disc. Kacey Musgraves was fourth with "Golden Hour" and Chris Stapleton fifth with "Traveller."

Jordan Davis was at 19 with "Home State," up 4. "What Makes You Country" from Luke Bryan was at 21, up 3. Rhett's "Tangled Up" was up six to 23. Bryan also moved up 3, to 29, with "Crash My Party." Midland was 31st with "On the Rocks," up 3. Brooks & Dunn's "The Greatest Hits Collection" was up 4 to 32. "John Denver's Greatest Hits" debuted at 47.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Della Mae was back with "Butcher Shoppe" as the EP debuted in first. Mandolin Orange was second with "Tides of a Teardrop," Bradley Walker third with "Blessed: Hymns and Song of Faith." The late John Hartford debuted in fourth with "Backroads, Rivers & Memories: The Rare & Unreleased." Trampled by Turtles held fifth with "Life is Good on the Open Road."

The Americana/Folk Albums chart was led by Hozier, who just released his sophomore disc, "Wasteland, Baby!" Musgraves was second with "Golden Hour," Stapleton third with "Traveller," Mumford & Sons fourth "Delta" and Hozier fifth with his self-titled debut.

On the Billboard Top 200, Combs was 20th, Florida Georgia Line 33rd, Dan + Shay 45th, Musgraves 51st and Stapleton's "Traveller" 54th.

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The Prequel EP CD review - The Prequel EP
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This One's For You Too CD review - This One's For You Too
Luke Combs has gotten a lot of life out of his album "This One's for You," which includes his breakthrough hit "Hurricane," as well as the popular single "When It Rains It Pours." This deluxe edition includes five new tracks, many of which are just as strong as the original 12. "Houston, We Got a Problem" includes a smart lyric highlighting specific details about that big Texas city. Even though it has all these famous landmarks, it doesn't have »»»
This One's For You CD review - This One's For You
Five years ago, when beer-drinking, truck-driving-in-the-country country songs were en vogue, Luke Combs' full-length debut would have fit right in. In 2017, when pop music rules the country market and male singers are more likely to wear a stylish jacket instead of a flannel shirt, Combs is positively refreshing. "Hurricane," the first single and first top five hit of Combs' career, sounds like a typical Jason Aldean ballad at the onset, but then builds into something more »»»
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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