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Brice, Aldean top charts

Thursday, September 18, 2014 – Lee Brice debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with "I Don't Dance," while Jason Aldean leads the Hot Country Songs chart again, for the week ending Sept. 28, with "Burnin' It Down."

On the albums chart, Dustin Lynch debuted in second with "Where It's At." Luke Bryan held third with "Crash My Party," one ahead of Brad Paisley's latest, "Moonshine in the Trunk." Brantley Gilbert was fifth with "Just As I Am."

Alabama debuted at six with its gospel disc, "Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites," a brand new release. Last week's number one, "Platinum" from Miranda Lambert, fell all the way to ninth.

Independent country act Sturgill Simpson jumped from 31 to 20 with "Metamodern Sounds in Country Music." Brothers Osborne debuted at 23 with a self-titled EP. Brett Eldredge jumped 9 to 24 with "Bring You Back."

Florida Georgia Line again is second on the songs chart with "Dirt." Kenny Chesney is third with "American Kids," Lynch fourth with "Where It's At (Yep, Yep)" and Bryan staying fifth with "Roller Coaster." Blake Shelton moved from 13 to 10 with his new single "Neon Light."

Aldean debuted at 18 with "Two Night Town" from his forthcoming CD. Big & Rich climbed 4 spots to 20th with "Look At You." Parmalee has a new song in the top 25 with "Close Your Eyes" at 23, up 5. Scotty McCreery's "Feelin' It" is at 24, up 3. Eldredge closed out the top 25 with "Mean To Me," up 8.

There's a new number one on the Bluegrass Albums chart. Greensky Bluegrass debuted in first with "If Sorrows Swim." Chris Thile of Nickel Creek and Edgar Meyer teamed up for "Bass & Mandolin," which debuted in second. Greensky Bluegrass took over for Nickel Creek's "A Dotted Line," which finally left the top spot and fell to third. Alan Jackson was fourth with "The Bluegrass Album" and Jonathan Widger, Sarah Moore and Randy Nichols fifth with "Timeless Treasures: Bluegrass Gospel."

On the overall top 200, Brice was 5th, Lynch 8th, Bryan 24th, Paisley 27th and Gilbert 32nd.

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Old Boots, New Dirt CD review - Old Boots, New Dirt
Arguing whether or not Jason Aldean's kinda (country) party is, in fact, anything remotely related to true country music is pointless. Aldean is so entrenched in the mainstream country marketplace now, we just need to accept him as he is, the same way we reluctantly accept Taylor Swift as "country." It's mighty tempting to subtitle a review of Aldean's new "Old Boots, New Dirt" release as 'Pickup Trucks & Pickup Lines,' as Aldean spends a little time »»»
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Jason Aldean is getting used to the view from the top. His last album "My Kinda Party" spawned 5 Top 10 singles and has charted for almost 2 years. Driven by rocking country coupled with rap and a power ballad, that album seemed to rise to the top of the charts organically. With his fifth release, "Night Train," he seems to be taking dead aim at the summit. Aldean is at his best as a studly outlaw, but the majority of the material on "Night Train" is clichéd »»»
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: Combs, Gill, Harris, Crow comprise one final musical platter – Vince Gill played host to an entertaining guitar pull, a show which also featured his longtime friend, Emmylou Harris, slightly newer friend Sheryl Crow and brand-new friend Luke Combs. Gill joked from the outset that this All for the Hall fundraising show needed Combs to sell tickets, and by the audience's response, it was clear many came only to see Combs.... »»»
Concert Review: Stapleton shows his traditional roots – Chris Stapleton's All-American Road show feels like a singular mission to rid the genre of the bro country scourge that has plagued it for years. He came out with a blazing one-two punch of "Second One To Know" and "Without Your Love" and packed a stadium sized onslaught into a 9,000-seat arena. He never once veered from his... »»»
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