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Bryan doubles up again

Thursday, October 31, 2013 – Luke Bryan celebrated another week of ruling the Billboard country charts. He was first on the Top Country Albums chart for the week ending Nov. 9 with "Crash My Party." He also was number one on the Country Songs chart with That's My Kind of Night.

Thomas Rhett had the number two song, It Goes Like This. Blake Shelton held onto third with Mine Would Be You, followed by Chris Young's Aw Naw. Tim McGraw rounded out the top five with Southern Girl.

Eric Church's new single, The Outsiders, skyrocketed from 50 to six in its second week out. Joe Nichols broke into the top 10 with Sunny and 75 at 10. Parmalee was 11th with Carolina, its second single, up three. Eli Young Band stood at 12th with Drunk Last Night, up three. Florida Georgia Line is climbing the charts - quickly - with Stay. The song was 14th, up seven.

The Band Perry was at 21 with Don't Let Me Be Lonely, up nine. Zac Brown Band was 23rd with Sweet Annie, up four. Cole Swindell rounded out the top 25 - at 25 - with Chillin' It.

Bryan took over the top of the albums chart from Scotty McCreery's "See You Tonight," which fell to second. Florida Georgia Line was third with "Here's to the Good Times," up three. Willie Nelson was fourth with "To All the Girls..." Cassadee Pope was fifth with "Frame By Frame."

Shelton jumped from 11 to 6 with "Based on a True Story..." Hunter Hayes was up five to 13 with his self-titled debut. Zac Brown Band's "Uncaged" was at 17, up four. "NOW That's What I Call Country Volume 6" stood at 20, up 12. Songwriter Brandy Clark debuted at 28 with "12 Stories," which has gotten a lot of press. Little Big Town's "Tornado" was up three to 31. Kacey Musgraves' heralded debut, "Same Trailer Different Park" was up six to 33. "Nashville: The Music Of Nashville: Season 1: Volume 2" was up nine to 35.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Alan Jackson was first with "The Bluegrass Album" for the fifth straight week. Steve Martin and Edie Brickell were second with "Love Has Come For You." Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott were third with "Memories and Moments." Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby stood at fourth with "Cluck Ol' Hen: Live." The Isaacs were fifth with "The Living Years."

On the overall top 200, Bryan was 10th, McCreery 15th, FGL 18th, Nelson 19th and Pope 27th.

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What Makes You Country CD review - What Makes You Country
Luke Bryan aims to please often, and that rarely goes unpunished. The Georgia native has a strong voice, some songwriting skill and even legitimate farming cred. But Bryan still gets pegged as the face of corporate country - that pandering beast packaging artists for mass consumption. The label can be unfair, but not wholly undeserved - Bryan has a long track record, for instance, of records about chasing girls and Bud Lights. In truth, he married his college sweetheart and they share a quiet, »»»
Farm Tour...Here's to the Farmer CD review - Farm Tour...Here's to the Farmer
Luke Bryan has been in that "hardware" phase of his career for the last few years. There have been several armloads of awards, many on the strength of the high-caliber singles from 2013's "Crash My Party." It might present a challenge to stay grounded. But Bryan has kept himself busy with work for charities (he's embarking on a traditional tour of farms to benefit his scholarship fund), and the use of the EP - this marks his eighth. Many artists use the EP format »»»
Kill the Lights CD review - Kill the Lights
When Luke Bryan announces, "I've got that music for your ear" during the single "Kick the Dust Up," listeners should know right off this is not a collection of sounds for every ear. It's targeted toward the young and reckless set instead, where consequences don't seem to matter. There's no better example of this loose approach than the revenge sex expressed through a duet with Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild on "Home Alone Tonight," where »»»
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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