Sign up for newsletter
 

Urban, Lady A remain first on charts

Thursday, March 1, 2012 – Keith Urban held onto the top spot for the second straight week of the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending March 10 with You Gonna Fly. Lady Antebellum continued atop the Country Albums chart with "Own the Night."

Kenny Chesney held onto the second spot with Reality, while Home by Dierks Bentley inched up one to third. Martin McBride moved from sixth to fourth with I'm Gonna Love You Through It. Jake Owen was a big mover as Alone With You is at five, up five. Taylor Swift moved from nine to six with Ours.

Eli Young Band made it into the top 30 - at 29 - with Even If It Breaks Your Heart, up 2. Carrie Underwood debuted with her new single Good Girl at 30 in its first week of release.

On the Country Albums chart, "tailgates & tanlines" from Luke Bryan was second, up two. Jason Aldean was third with "My Kinda Party," Bentley fourth with "Home" and The Band Perry fifth with its self-titled debut.

"Act of Valor: The Album" debuted in eighth. The disc is the soundtrack for a movie about the Navy SEALS. Chris Young was up 4 to 24 with "Neon." "NOW That's What I Call Country Ballads" was up 3 to 26. "Icon: Billy Currington" was up 6 to 27. Eli Young Band jumped from 35 to 30 with "Life At Best." Thompson Squared crept up 3 spots to 36 with its self-titled debut. "Icon: Patsy Cline" was up 5 to 38, while Hunter Hayes' self-titled debuted moved up 4 to 40.

"The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent" reclaimed the Bluegrass Albums number one slot, switching places with "Who's Feeling Young Now?" by the Punch Brothers. "The Goat Rodeo Sessions" from Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile was third. Alison Krauss & Union Station held fourth with "Paper Airplane." Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers were fifth with "Rare Bird Alert."

On the overall top 200 chart, Lady A was 19th , Bryan 21st, Aldean 23rd, Bentley 36th and The Band Perry 41st.

More news for Keith Urban

CD reviews for Keith Urban

Graffiti U CD review - Graffiti U
It's telling how two songs on Keith Urban's "Graffiti U" album chug along to a reggae beat because pop rhythms and non-country elements are the obvious inspirations for this collection. Opener "Coming Home" may borrow (steal?) a guitar riff from Merle Haggard's "Mama Tried," but this is where that country road begins and ends. Urban follows "Coming Home" with "Never Comin' Down," which is introduced with a funky bass line »»»
Ripcord CD review - Ripcord
Even though Keith Urban's single, "Wasted Time," borrows more than a little sonic sensibility from electronic music, there's still an upfront banjo solo. And this is how it's always been with Urban. He may play the part of the guitar hero at times, and even revealed his eclectic musical knowledge as a judge on American Idol, but Urban will always be a country boy at heart. And boyish good looks and talent have taken this country boy far, too. The wonderfully titled »»»
Fuse CD review - Fuse
Keith Urban will keep his superstar status intact with the lengthy "Fuse." The upbeat, commercial- and fan-friendly music and singing from Urban will ensure that. This is pretty much vintage Urban. That means Urban's not very high on the country quotient. What sounds like a guitar on the rocking Good Thing and the somewhat swampy Red Camaro, for example, is Mike Elizondo's programming. Yes, there's gango (six-stringed banjo with guitar neck) sprinkled in many songs, but »»»
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: Kiah heats up – Amythyst Kiah's music career has seemingly been a slow burn, but that well could be changing. She was part of the quartet that put out the very fine "Songs of Our Native Daughters" earlier this year and is about to launch a tour with CD-mates Rhiannon Giddens, Allison Russell of Birds of Chicago and Leyla McCalla to bring out songs about... »»»
Concert Review: Sweeney maintains her musical integrity – Sunny Sweeney has gone the big label route and even earned a hit with "From a Table Away," but truth be told, she's better off without the baggage of the bigs, especially given the consistent quality and musical vision that was so clearly and admirably on display on this evening. When the East Texas native started her career, she was... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time  Subscribe to Country News Digest  Follow Country Standard Time on twitter  Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook 

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Bingham gets personal with "American Love Song"...again A lot of the early reviews for "American Love Song," Ryan Bingham's latest set of raucous and reflective Americana brilliance, have characterized it as the singer/ songwriter's most personal album to date.... »»»
Wilson goes her own way After having huge success at the get go with "Redneck Woman," Wilson eventually went her own way and took a break. During her "hiatus," Wilson started her own label and was a "120 percent mom" to her teenage daughter.... »»»
Carll tells it like it is A visit with Hayes Carll finds him taking a rare day off at home to discuss new album "What It Is" co-produced by Brad Jones and Carll's girlfriend, Allison Moorer. "This album works around three themes; our relationship (he and Moorer), the world and myself.... »»»
Blue Roses CD review - Blue Roses

Runaway June - Naomi Cooke, Hannah Mulholland and Jennifer Wayne - weave gorgeous harmonies around the lyrics of these songs on their new album, all but four of which they wrote with other writers. »»»

From Another World CD review - From Another World
Following the passing of the late, great James Brown, there are those that have argued that Jim Lauderdale rightfully deserves to inherit the title of the hardest working man in show business. And for good reason. »»»
Breakdown on 20th Ave. South
"Breakdown on 20th Ave. South is significant in a number of ways. For starters, it marks Julie Miller's return to making music after an absence of 10 years. For another, it finds her collaborating once again with her ever prolific  »»»
Ride Me Back Home CD review - Ride Me Back Home
Time may be an enemy to most, but Willie Nelson seems a bit impervious to its ravages - a fact made evident on "Ride Me Back Home," a relaxed affair that showcases Nelson's still-strong voice and his sharp-as-ever songwriting and interpreting abilities. »»»
Close to Home CD review - Close to Home
Honky-tonker Chuck Mead, former leader of the now-traditionalists BR-549, steps out once again for his fourth solo effort, this one recorded in Memphis under acclaimed and current "go-to" roots producer Matt Ross-Spang. »»»
Hard Lessons CD review - Hard Lessons
One would think that Chris Shiflett's two decade stint as guitar foil for Dave Grohl in Foo Fighters would keep him so pathologically busy, he'd barely have time for a real life, let alone an adjunct music career. »»»