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Moore, Underwood lead charts again

Thursday, May 31, 2012 – Kip Moore and Carrie Underwood held onto their number one spots on the Billboard Country Songs and Albums charts respectively for the week ending June 9 with Somethin' 'Bout a Truck and "Blown Away" respectively.

On the album chart, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan remained second and third with "Tuskegee" and "tailgates & tanlines" respectively. Eric Church was fourth with "Chief" and Jason Aldean fifth with "My Kinda Party."

Scotty McCreery was 13th, up 3, with "Clear As Day." Ronnie Dunn re-entered the chart at 14. The Oak Ridge Boys debuted at 29 with "Back Home Again Gospel Favorites." Kevin Costner & Modern West debuted at 38 with "Hatfields & McCoys: Famous Feuds," the soundtrack to the TV show.

Zac Brown was second on the country songs chart with No Hurry, one ahead of Springsteen by Church. Underwood was fourth with Good Girl and Bryan fifth with Drunk On You.

Dierks Bentley jumped 4 to 12 with 5-1-5-0, while Kenny Chesney skyrocketed from 24 to 16 with Come Over. Keith Urban moved up 4 to 17 with For You. Thompson Square's Glass moved up 3 to 22. Something To Do With My Hands from Thomas Rhett also moved up 3 to 22. Big & Rich debuted at 24 with That's Why I Pray. Blake Shelton's new single, Over, was 27th, up 4.

Trampled By Turtles once again topped the Bluegrass Albums chart with "Stars and Satellites." "The Goat Rodeo Sessions" from Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile was second. "The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent" held third, one ahead of "Nobody Knows You" by Steep Canyon Rangers. "Rare Bird Alert" from Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers was fifth.

On the top 200 chart, Underwood was 3rd, Richie 6th, Bryan 15th, Church 28th and Aldean 31st.

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Kip Moore's greatest musical selling point is his raspy singing voice. Much like Bob Seger long before him, his is a vocal tone that gets your immediate attention every time you hear it. This EP-length project presents Moore in a quieter setting than usual. That distinctive voice is unavoidable, though, whether revved up or tamped down. The song that stands out most is "It Ain't California," which is introduced with a beautifully twangy electric guitar riff. »»»
Slowheart CD review - Slowheart
If you're one of those people who read CD inserts before listening to the music, Kip Moore starts out with one at least one strike against him on his third album. In the two pages of acknowledgements and thank yous (two pages!) there's this mixed metaphor on thank you number one, which goes out to Jesus: "You continually pull me from the sinking sand. . . I'm out of the woods because of your love." Um, not a lot of sand in the woods, Kip. Thankfully, things get better as »»»
Underground CD review - Underground
Claiming to have too many songs to choose from, Kip Moore's solution to his surplus was to release "Underground," an EP. "Everywhere we go the fans keep asking for the recordings of these underground songs that they've been hearing for the last few years," he said. "They're a passionate fan base so I decided to ask my label if I could record these songs live and give them the raw recordings." Moore co-wrote all five tracks, which include two studio »»»
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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