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Hunt doubles up

Thursday, November 6, 2014 – Sam Hunt has the number one country song on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with "Leave the Night On." Hunt ended the long domination of Jason Aldean's "Burnin' It Down." Hunt also topped the album charts with his full-length debut, "Montevallo," the third best selling disc overall in the U.S. for the week ending Nov. 15.

Aldean fell to second on the songs chart. Blake Shelton was third with "Neon Light," switching spots with Florida Georgia Line's "Dirt," which is now fourth. Carrie Underwood was fifth with "Something in the Water." Keith Urban moved up three to sixth with "Somewhere In My Car." Tim McGraw made it into the top 10 with "Shotgun Rider,' closing out the top 10, up 1.

Big & Rich were at 13 with "Look At You," up 4. Eric Church jumped 6 to 15 with "Talladega." Florida Georgia Line stood at 20th, up 5, with "Sun Daze."

On the albums chart, Hunt knocked out Florida Georgia Line's "Anything Goes," which fell to third. Aldean was second with "Old Boots, New Dirt." Little Big Town held fourth with "Pain Killer." Luke Bryan was fifth with "Crash My Party." Darius Rucker debuted in seventh with "Home for the Holidays," a Christmas album. Texas artist Wade Bowen debuted in ninth with his self-titled disc. A capella group Home Free entered the chart at 14 with its seasonal disc, "Full of Cheer." Dirt music artist Stoney LaRue debuted at 17 with "Aviator." The Lacs joined the chart at 20 with "Nothing in Particular." Comedian Rodney Carrington's "Laughter's Good" was 23rd in its debut week.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn were again first with their self-titled disc. The Stray Birds were second with "Best Medicine." Greensky Bluegrass was third with "If Sorrows Swim," The Earls of Leicester fourth with their self-titled disc and Nickel Creek fifth with "A Dotted Line."

On the overall top 200 chart, Hunt was 3rd, Aldean 5th, Florida Georgia Line 6th, Little Big Town 30th and Bryan 37th

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Montevallo CD review - Montevallo
It's no secret that the genre of country music has been growing and expanding in definition over the past several years, from the bombastic arena rocking fury of early Garth Brooks to more recent days and acts like Florida Georgia Line, further blurring the lines of country and other genres. Finding traditional country themes and vibes to merge along the rivers of hip-hop, R&B and pop, the picking is ripe for rising artists like Sam Hunt and his debut recording, "Montevallo. »»»
X2C CD review - X2C
Sam Hunt is riding the country charts with "Leave the Night On," a rather surprising occurrence considering that the Georgia native has extremely little to do with what remotely constitutes country music on this four song EP. Hunt has gained some acclaim as a song writer, having penned Kenny Chesney's "Come Over," Keith Urban's "Cop Car" and Billy Currington's "We Are Tonight." Hunt fits in perhaps only because of the crossover sounds »»»
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: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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