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Chesney, Aldean lead Billboard

Thursday, October 2, 2014 – Kenny Chesney led the Billboard Country Albums chart with "The Big Revival" for the week ending Oct. 11. The disc was the second best selling album in the U.S. Jason Aldean, once again, is leading the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with "Burnin' It Down." The song is off his album out next week.

Tim McGraw fell to second with "Sundown Heaven Town," which debuted at number one last week. George Strait was third with "The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium." Luke Bryan was fourth with "Crash My Party." Lee Brice held fifth with "I Don't Dance."

Big & Rich debuted in eighth with "Gravity." Texas artists Josh Abbott Band debuted at 12 with "Tuesday Night," an EP. Lee Ann Womack debuted with "The Way I'm Livin'" at 18. Thomas Rhett jumped 12 to 25 with "It Goes Like This."

On the Songs chart, the top five songs remained the same. Florida Georgia Line was second with "Dirt." Chesney's "American Kids" was third. Sam Hunt stayed fourth with "Leave the Night On" with Luke Bryan fifth with "Roller Coaster." Aldean also was eighth on the chart with "Tonight Looks Good on You" making its debut.

Keith Urban moved from 19 to 15 with "Somewhere In My Car." Florida Georgia Line debuted at 19 with "Anything Goes." Brad Paisley was at 24 with "Perfect Storm," up 3.

There's a new number one on the Bluegrass Albums chart. The Earls of Leicester debuted in first with its self-titled debut. The group includes Jerry Douglas. Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer were second with "Bass & Mandolin." "Three Bells" from Mike Auldridge, Rob Ickes and Douglas was third. Greensky Bluegrass was fourth with "If Sorrows Swim." Nickel Creek, remained fifth with "A Dotted Line."

On the overall top 200, McGraw was 13th, Strait 14th, Bryan 35th and Brice 36th.

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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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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: 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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