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Lynch, Shelton lead charts

Thursday, August 30, 2012 – Dustin Lynch debuted in first on the Billboard Country Albums chart with his self-titled debut for the week ending Sept. 8. Lynch took over for Zac Brown Band's "Uncaged." Blake Shelton remained first on the Billboard Country Songs chart with Over.

ZBB fell to second on the albums chart. Lionel Richie was up two to third with "Tuskegee." Carrie Underwood was fourth with "Blown Away." Luke Bryan's "tailgates & tanlines was fifth. Dierks Bentley debuted in 12th with "Country & Cold Cans" EP. JT Hodges debuted at 23 with his self-titled disc. Jake Owen was 26th, up 5, with "Barefoot Blue Jean Night."

Little Big Town inched up one to second with Pontoon, on the song chart, one step ahead of Josh Turner's Time Is Love, also up one. Hunter Hayes jumped from eight to four with Wanted. Love And Theft was in fifth with Angel Eyes. Jana Kramer's Why Ya Wanna climbed from ninth to sixth. Keith Urban also was up three - to seventh - with For You. Jason Aldean's new single, Take a Little Ride, was at the eighth spot, up four. Lynch broke into the top 10 with Cowboys and Angels at 10th, up 1.

Zac Brown Band stood at 11 with The Wind, up 3. Underwood moved up 4 to 12 with Blown Away. Easton Corbin's Lovin' You Is Fun stood at 14, up 3. Miranda Lambert was at 15 with Fastest Girl in Town up 3. Lee Brice was 15th with Hard to Love, up 4. Rascal Flatts was at 18 with Come Wake Me Up, up 3.

Despite big success on the digital chart, Taylor Swift was at 19, down 6, with We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. Jake Owen moved up 5 to 20 with The One That Got Away. Greg Bates' first charting single, Did It For the Girl, was up 3 to 23. Eric Church made it to 24, up 3, with Creepin'. Luke Bryan's Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, was up 4 to 25.

I Like Girls That Drink Beer by Toby Keith was 27th, up 3. Kip Moore charted at 28 with Beer Money, up 3. Edens Edge's Too Good To Be True was up 3 to 29. Casey James made it to 30 with Crying on a Suitcase, up 4.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, the top four remained the same: Old Crow Medicine Show with "Carry Me Back" in first, Trampled by Turtles in second with "Stars and Satellites," Jerry Douglas third with "Traveler" and "The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent" fourth. "Rare Bird Alert" from Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers was fifth, up four.

On the overall top 200, Lynch debuted in 13th. ZBB was 16th, Richie 20th, Underwood 21st and Bryan 22nd.

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Current Mood CD review - Current Mood
Like a lot of 'country' releases these days, Dustin Lynch's "Current Mood" includes a few songs that - if their quality had been duplicated throughout - would have made for one fine album. The ballad, "Love Me or Leave Me Alone," which also features Karen Fairchild (of Little Big Town), is a powerfully memorable song. It's followed by "Back on It" which, with its love/addiction analogy (although already done many times before) is nevertheless »»»
Where It's At CD review - Where It's At
Dustin Lynch is a throwback on his sophomore release thanks to the good-looking Tennessee native sporting a straw cowboy hat, Now that's something you don't see these days unless you happen to be King George Strait. Instead, the hat acts of yesteryear - the moniker, in reality, was a dig at those who were part of the same milk toast country sounds that were being put out in the '90s - traded them in for baseball caps. Lynch is yet another in the seemingly endless line these days, »»»
Dustin Lynch CD review - Dustin Lynch
Dustin Lynch certainly put in the man-hours in preparing for his first record. The Tennessee native moved the 90 minutes north to Nashville and set to work learning from as many performers as possible. That was back in 2003. He's now 27 and ready for his close-up. Lynch makes a memorable arrival announcement with the leadoff tune, She Cranks My Tractor. This turn-it-up burner, scorches with a barrage of sly lyrics about a wild woman. It doesn't just knock on the door of the »»»
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: Henry comes out the other end a better man – Joe Henry mentioned at the outset that this show was not only the record release celebration, but also the anniversary - to the day - of when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Although the songs from this fine new album do not address his illness directly, they many times touch upon the big issues of human existence (life, death and the meaning of it all).... »»»
Concert Review: What's in a name? Strings lives up to it – Billy Strings may not be his real name, but the bluegrass performer more than lives up to his adopted moniker. Bluegrass may not be the first style of music when one thinks of William Apostol's (yup, that's Billy's real name) home state of Michigan, but with more miles on the bus and shows like this outstanding, lengthy, lyrical night... »»»
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