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FGL, Church lead charts

Thursday, March 27, 2014 – Florida Georgia Line sits again at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with "This is How We Roll" with Luke Bryan helping out the duo. On the albums chart, Eric Church regained the number one slot with "The Outsiders" for the week ending April 5.

On the songs chart, Brantley Gilbert was second again with "Bottoms Up." Blake Shelton held third with "Doin' What She Likes," one ahead of "Drink To That All Night" from Jerrod Niemann. Keith Urban rounded out the top five with "Cop Car" in fifth.

Bryan jumps from 18 to nine with "Play It Again." Randy Houser broke into the top 10 with "Goodnight Kiss" at 10, up two. New duo Dan + Shay moved up three spots to 12 with "10 You + Me." Hunter Hayes was 19th with "Invisible," up four.

Tim McGraw held the 21st spot with "Lookin' For That Girl," up four. Tyler Farr broke into the top 25 with "Whiskey In My Water." His latest single was at 24, up two.

Church took over the top of the albums chart from "Spring Break 6...Like We Ain't Ever," Bryan's EP, which fell to second. FGL's "Here's to the Good Times" was third. Bryan stood in fourth with "Crash My Party." "The Official 2014 ACM Awards ZinePak," from various artists, was fifth.

Jason Aldean was ninth with "Night Train," up three. Jo Dee Messina debuted at 19 with "Me," her first independent album after spending her entire career with Curb.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, the top four discs remained the same as last week. "Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell remained first with "Live." Alan Jackson's "The Bluegrass Album" was second," Martin & Brickell's "Love Has Come For You" third; and Rhonda Vincent's "Only Me" fourth. "The Broken Circle Breakdown" soundtrack was fifth.

On the overall top 200, Church was 14th, Bryan's 15th, FGL 24th, Bryan's CD 25th and the ACM awards disc 28th.

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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: Turner pleases the traditionalists – Josh Turner is a hard-working citizen, a man of faith and a loyal father and husband. He also happens to be one of the youngest members inducted to the Grand Ole Opry. In short, he is the embodiment of country music's champion of the everyman. This night was special for him. He was celebrating an anniversary with his wife and his 18th with his label MCA.... »»»
Concert Review: Not much really changes for LaFarge – Just one look at the stage made it clear that this was not going to be a typical night with Pokey LaFarge. There were only a few guitars to be seen, which meant that LaFarge was going it alone. "I've been touring for years with a band," LaFarge told perhaps a few hundred people before he had even played a note.... »»»
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