Bentley, Lady A top charts
Thursday, March 15, 2012
– Dierks Bentley claimed the number 1 spot on the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending March 24 with Home,
and Lady Antebellum was first on the album chart with "Own the Night." Bentley took the top spot from Kenny Chesney, whose Reality
was at fifth.
Jack Owen was second on the songs chart with Alone With You, one head of Taylor Swift's Ours. Love's Gonna Make It Alright from George Strait was fifth. Newcomers to the top 10 were A Woman Like You> by Lee Brice, at 9th and Montgomery Gentry with "Where I Come From 11th.
Carrie Underwood was up 4 to 15 with Good Girl. Kip Moore stood at 17, up 3, with Somethin' 'Bout a Truck. Brantley Gilbert, Craig Morgan and Eric Church rounded out the top 20. Gilbert was 18 with You Don't Know Her Like I Do Morgan was 19 with This Ole Boy and Eric Church 20th with Springsteen.
Chris Cagle was 21 with Got My Country On. Eli Young Band followed with Even If It Breaks Your, while Josh Turner was at 23 with Time Is Love. Casey James' Let's Don't Call It a Night claimed 24th, while Gloriana was 25th with (Kissed You) Good Night.
Bryan had the biggest moving single with Drunk On You, up 9 to 25.
On the albums chart, Bryan was second with the debut of his four-song EP "Spring Break." He also was third with "tailgates & tanlines" with Jason Aldean fourth with "My Kinda Party." Church was fifth with "Chief."
The "Footloose" soundtrack followed with by far the biggest mover of Footloose." The CD went from 53 to 6. Scotty McCreery was seventh, up 4 with "Clear As Day."
Lauren Alaina's "Wildflower" was at 23, up 7. "Icon: Gary Allan" debuted at 29. JB and the Moonshine Band debuted at 31 with "Beer for Breakfast." Bryan had another huge mover with last year's spring break EP, which went from 63 to 29.
On the overall top 200, Lady Antebellum was at 4, up 12; Bryan 9th and 18th, Aldean 25th and Church 28th.
Carolina Chocolate Drops claimed the top spot again on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums chart with "Leaving Eden." Punch Brothers were second with "Who's Feeling Young Now?", "The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent" third, "The Goat Rodeo Sessions from Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile fourth and "Rare Birder Alert" fro Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers
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Much to his credit, Bentley does not come off as a dilettante, but, instead, someone who feels comfortable with the music from the lead-off title track to the closing sad »»»
Feel That Fire
Like it or not, music is a business. And when an artist as vital to the country world (so-called commercial country and beyond) as Dierks Bentley releases a new record, you can be sure that somewhere, someone in a suit is looking at graphs. So, in that unholy spirit, let's look at "Feel That Fire" in those terms. If it were a pie chart, it'd be dominated by two equally big old slices, one labeled Rockers and one labeled Ballads. The songs making up the former never fail to work »»»
Greatest Hits: Every Mile A Memory 2003-2008
The idea of letting your fans pick the front and back cover photos and title of your greatest hits package could strike the casual observer either as gimmickry or a thank you to the hardcore. Not to mention having thousands of your fans fork over a few bucks to be listed as executive producers, albeit for charity. Fortunately, for Bentley, this effort does not come off as calculated.
He accumulated a slew of excellent songs in a career continuing on the upward trajectory. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
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