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Duck Dynasty hits number one

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 – The Duck Dynasty folks are not only big on TV because they also have the number one country disc. The Robertsons' "Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas" debuts at number four on the overall Billboard 200 chart with 69,000 units sold.

The album features the cast of A&E's hit reality show "Duck Dynasty" singing holiday favorites, with a few originals. George Strait, Luke Bryan, Josh Turner and Alison Krauss sing on the release as well.

Indie rock band Arcade Fire has the number one disc with "Reflektor," which sold 140,000 units.

Thomas Rhett was sixth overall and second on the country chart with "It Goes Like This." Rhett sold 36,000 units. Toby Keith is seventh overall and third on the country chart with "Drinks After Work." Keith sold 35,000 copies, making it his 14th top 10 on the Billboard 200.

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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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