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Young, Brown lead charts

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – Chris Young topped the Billboard Country Albums chart, debuting in first with "Losing Sleep." Kane Brown remained first on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Nov. 11 with "What Ifs," featuring Lauren Alaina.

Darius Rucker debuted in second on the albums chart with "When Was the Last Time." The Turnpike Troubadours debuted in third with "A Long Way From Your Heart." Brown was fourth with his self-titled debut and Thomas Rhett fifth with "Life Changes."

Margo Price debuted at 12 with "All American Made." Willie Nelson entered the chart with "Willie And the Boys: Willie's Stash, Vol. 2." Taylor Swift's "Red" was up 5 to 26. Last week's number one, "Southern Girl City Lights" from Jessie James Decker, fell all the way to 29.

On the songs chart, Luke Combs was second with "When It Rains It Pours." Sam Hunt was third with "Body Like a Back Road," Rhett fourth with "Unforgettable" and LANCO fifth with "Greatest Love Story."

Young jumped from 15 to 8 with "Losing Sleep." Brett Young went from 13 to 10 with "Like I Loved You." Maren Morris also moved 3 spots, to 13, with "I Could Use a Love Song." Russell Dickerson's "Yours" was at 14, up 3. Eric Church climbed 4 slots to 15 with "Round Here Buzz."

Stapleton was at 22 with "Broken Halos," up 4. He also debuted at 26 with "Millionaire," a song from his upcoming disc out in December. Kelsea Ballerini debuted at 28 with "Miss Me More." Morgan Wallen's "Up Down," featuring Florida Georgia Line, was up 5 to 35. Darius Rucker debuted at 42 with "For the First Time," Rhett 43 with "Marry Me" and Jason Aldean "I Won't Back Down (Live from Saturday Night Live)" at 47.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn debuted in first with "Echo in the Valley." Steve Martin And the Steep Canyon Rangers slipped to second with "The Long-Awaited Album." Chris Hillman held third with "Bidin' My Time." Bradley Walker was fourth with "Blessed: Hymns And Song of Faith." Alison Krauss was fifth with "Windy City."

The Turnpike Troubadours topped the Americana/Folk Albums chart. Stapleton was second with "Traveller" and third with "From a Room: Volume 1." Price was fourth and Robert Plant fifth with "Carry Fire."

On the Top 200 chart, Young debuted in fifth. Rucker was 8th and The Troubadours were 20th, Brown 24th and Rhett 33rd.

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Losing Sleep CD review - Losing Sleep
Chris Young has one of the best country voices, and it's always a pleasure to hear him sing. But it's disappointing when the title cut sounds more like the groove to a Justin Bieber song than anything truly country. When, say, someone like Jason Aldean performs music with barely any resemblance to real country music, it's not that big a deal; he's not a great natural singer to begin with. However, Young's voice is just too good to waste on mere pop. »»»
It Must Be Christmas CD review - It Must Be Christmas
Song selection can sometimes seem fairly inessential whenever chosen by a master singer. Such is the case with "It Must Be Christmas," Chris Young's new holiday collection. He sounds as perfectly comfortable with the jazzy "I'll Be Home for Christmas," where its supper club vibe takes a little of the edge off one seriously sad song, as he does with the Phil Spector rock nugget "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)." Young is also helped out by a few special guests. »»»
I'm Comin' Over CD review - I'm Comin' Over
Chris Young has enjoyed steady success from his previous four releases, and there's no reason to suggest that "I'm Comin' Over" won't do the same. But that doesn't mean that Young is doing anything all that different from what's au courant. Young's go to has always been his full-sounding, big-bodied voice, and that remains intact here throughout these 11 songs, 9 of which he had a hand in writing. His voice is front and center (that's apparent »»»
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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