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FGL, Aldean lead charts

Thursday, October 23, 2014 – Florida Georgia Line's number one selling disc in the U.S., "Anything Goes," means, of course, that disc is first on the Top Country Albums chart as well for the week ending Nov. 1. Jason Aldean continues his domination of the Hot Country Songs chart with "Burnin' It Down" still reigning at the top.

On the albums chart, FGL took over from Aldean's "Old Boots, New Dirt," which slipped to second. Blake Shelton was third with "Bringing Back the Sunshine," one ahead of Lady Antebellum's "747." Kenny Chesney was fifth with "The Big Revival."

The Swon Brothers debuted in sixth with their self-titled full-length debut. FGL was also 10th on the chart with "Here's to the Good Times," up 3.

On the songs chart, Florida Georgia Line is second with "Dirt," one ahead of Sam Hunt's "Leave the Night On." Blake Shelton is fourth with "Neon Light" with Chase Rice fifth with "Ready Set Roll." New duo Maddie & Tae scored their first top 10 hit with "Girl in a Country Song," up from 11 to 8. Frankie Ballard was ninth with "Sunshine & Whiskey," up three.

Tim McGraw stood at 16 with "Shotgun Rider,' up 3. So was Brad Paisley's "Perfect Storm," now at 17.

Glen Campbell was far the biggest mover with "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," catapulting from 50 to 21. This is Campbell's first appearance on the chart in 21 years. Eric Church's new single, "Talladega," was at 24, up 3.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn again were first with their self-titled debut. Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer were second with "Bass & Mandolin," one ahead of The Earls of Leicester, self-titled debut. Alan Jackson's "The Bluegrass Album" was fourth, 56 weeks after its release. Hot Rize was fifth with "When I'm Free."

On the Billboard 200 chart, Aldean was 2nd, Shelton 15th, Lady A 18th and Chesney 19th.

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Dig Your Roots CD review - Dig Your Roots
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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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