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FGL, Bryan lead charts

Thursday, January 9, 2014 – Florida Georgia Line stayed number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Jan. 18 with "Stay," while Luke Bryan reclaimed the top of the Top Country Albums chart with "Crash My Party."

On the songs chart, Bryan was second with "Drink a Beer," David Nail third with "Whatever She's Got," Bryan also in fourth with "That's My Kind of Night" and Cole Swindell fifth with "Chillin' It."

Frankie Ballard went from 21 to 17 with "Helluva Life," while Dierks Bentley jumped five to 18 with "I Hold On." Danielle Bradbery was at 19, up three, with "The Heart of Dixie." Jerrod Niemann's new single, "Drink To That All Night," stood at 20th, up five.

New act Dan + Shay were at 23, up four with "19 You + Me." Randy Houser was at 23, up five, with "Goodnight Kiss." Thompson Square jumped six to 25 with "Everything I Shouldn't Be Thinking About."

Bryan took over the top of the albums chart from Garth Brooks' box set "Blame It All On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences," which was second. Florida Georgia Line held third with "Here's to the Good Times." Jake Owen jumped eight to fourth with "Days of Gold." Blake Shelton was fifth with "Based on a True Story..." Kacey Musgraves jumped from 20 to nine with "Same Trailer Different Park." Zac Brown Band's "The Grohl Sessions: Vol. 1" skyrocketed from 26 to 10.

Thomas Rhett was at 16 with "It Goes Like This," up three. Parmalee also was up three - to 21 - with "Feels Like Carolina." Chris Young's "A.M." was up four to 24.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Alan Jackson again led with "The Bluegrass Album." Steve Martin and Edie Brickell stayed second with "Love Has Come For You," The Devil Makes Three third with "I'm a Stranger Here," Trampled by Turtles fourth with "Live At First Avenue" and James Kind fifth with "Three Chords And the Truth."

On the overall top 200, Bryan was 7th , Brooks 14th, FGL 16th , Owen 29th and Shelton 50th.

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Anything Goes CD review - Anything Goes
The title of Florida Georgia Line's second full length is accurate. For the duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelly, that means girls, girls and more girls plus an ultra dose of partying. That is evident from the refrain of the title track, which, of course, focuses on Friday night activities. "I brought the songs and you brought the party/ Only one way to do it up right/Everybody goes where eveybody knows/That anything goes on a Friday Night/Get your party right/It's a Friday night. »»»
Here's to the Good Times This is How We Roll CD review - Here's to the Good Times This is How We Roll
Perhaps a few fans didn't get enough of Florida Georgia Line's "Here's to the Good Times," which came out in December 2012. That release contained all five songs of the duo's second EP "It'z Just What We Do" from May 2012. Not to mention the super uber mega-hit Cruise and fellow number ones Get Your Shine On, Round Here and Stay. With "This is How We Roll," Tyler Hubbard (he's the one with the longer hair) and Brian Kelly follow 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: Kiah heats up – Amythyst Kiah's music career has seemingly been a slow burn, but that well could be changing. She was part of the quartet that put out the very fine "Songs of Our Native Daughters" earlier this year and is about to launch a tour with CD-mates Rhiannon Giddens, Allison Russell of Birds of Chicago and Leyla McCalla to bring out songs about... »»»
Concert Review: Sweeney maintains her musical integrity – Sunny Sweeney has gone the big label route and even earned a hit with "From a Table Away," but truth be told, she's better off without the baggage of the bigs, especially given the consistent quality and musical vision that was so clearly and admirably on display on this evening. When the East Texas native started her career, she was... »»»
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