Sign up for newsletter
 

Chesney doubles up

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 – Kenny Chesney scored a chart double - first on the overall Billboard Top 200 with "Live in No Shoes Nation" and first on the Top Country Albums chart. Kane Brown remained atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Nov. 18 with "What Ifs," featuring Lauren Alaina.

On the songs chart, the second through fifth spots remained the same: Luke Combs with "When It Rains It Pours," Sam Hunt with "Body Like a Back Road," Thomas Rhett with "Unforgettable" and LANCO with "Greatest Love Story."

Garth Brooks was at 17 with "Ask Me How I Know," up 3. Old Dominion climbed 5 to 22 with "Written in the Sand." Kelsea Ballerini also was up 5, to 25, with "Legends." Scotty McCreery's "Five More Minutes" went from 29 to 26. Easton Corbin's "A Girl Like You" moved up 3 to 28. Aaron Watson also was inched up 3 with "Outta Style," in 29th.

Granger Smith's "Happens Like That" went from 36 to 30. Jordan Davis was up 4 to 33 with "Singles You Up." Brown also was at 35 with "Heaven," up 4. High Valley stood at 36 with "She's With Me," up 5. Midland's "Make a Little" jumped 6 to 38. Brantley Gilbert was 42nd with "Ones That Like Me," up 3. Cole Swindell moved up 5, to 44, with "Stay Downtown."

Michael Ray was 45th with "Get to You," up 3. Adam Calhoun & Hosier debuted at 46 with "Salute the Brave." Blake Shelton debuted at 47 with "I Lived It" and at 49 with "At the House."

On the albums chart, Granger Smith debuted in second with "When the Good Guys Win." Brown was third with his self-titled disc. Rhett held fourth with "Life Changes," and Darius Rucker was fifth with "When Was the Last Time." Last week's chart topper, "Losing Sleep" from Chris Young," fell to sixth.

Alan Jackson went from 18 to 9 with "Precious Memories Collection." Zac Brown Band jumped from 48 to 10 with "Welcome Home." "Kill the Lights" form Luke Bryan went from 27 to 23. LANCO's "Extended Play (EP)" came in at 25, up 3. Bryan also was at 29, up 3, with "Crash My Party." "The Essential Elvis Presley" went from 34 to 30. Swindell's "You Should Be Here" was up 5 to 33.

"The Legend of Johnny Cash" was at 36, up 10. Lee Ann Womack debuted at 37 with "The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone." Shelton was at 39 with "Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits," up 6.

On the Bluegrass chart, The Wailin' Jennys jumped from 13 to first with "Fifteen." Steve Martin And the Steep Canyon Rangers were second with "The Long-Awaited Album." Chris Hillman held third with "Bidin' My Time," one ahead of Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn's "Echo in the Valley," which had been first. Bradley Walker was fifth with "Blessed: Hymns And Song of Faith."

On the Americana/Folk chart, Stapleton was first with "Traveller" and second with "From a Room: Volume 1." Julien Baker debuted in third with "Turn Out the Lights." The Lumineers were fourth with "Cleopatra" and Hozier fifth with his self-titled debut.

On the top 200, Smith was 29th, Brown 40th, Rhett 41st and Rucker 46th.

More news for Kenny Chesney

CD reviews for Kenny Chesney

Songs for the Saints CD review - Songs for the Saints
Kenny Chesney's "Song for the Saints" is a step in the right direction for the popular country star. Inspired by the Hurricane Irma disaster, which hit Chesney personally as it destroyed a house he owned in the U.S. Virgin Islands, these songs are more serious and heartfelt than typical Chesney music. Best of all is "Love for Love City," a reggae duet with Ziggy Marley incorporating steel drums into an inviting island mix. It's followed by a cover of Lord »»»
Live in No Shoes Nation: 10 Years of Concerts CD review - Live in No Shoes Nation: 10 Years of Concerts
Kenny Chesney's "Live in No Shoes Nation" accurately recreates an experience of seeing the diminutive party animal live. Chesney has found an extremely lucrative niche as country music's Jimmy Buffett (although much of Buffett's island-y pop music appeals to many of today's non-discerning country music listeners). Also, with songs like "Pirate Flag," Chesney has even borrowed a few of Buffett's sea-related lyrical themes. This live CD could have been »»»
Cosmic Hallelujah CD review - Cosmic Hallelujah
The gospel, per Kenny Chesney's pseudo-spiritually-titled album, "Cosmic Hallelujah," is that the world is too crazy to make any sense of, and the only logical response is to drink more alcohol. (So, don't be surprised if there are more arrests for public intoxication at the performer's upcoming concert dates). Nearly every song includes lines about drinking alcohol - and not merely for the taste. This content will please many of his hard-partying fans. »»»
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.... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time  Subscribe to Country News Digest  Follow Country Standard Time on twitter  Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook 

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Willis, Robison spin "Beautiful Lie" Eleven years ago, Kelly stepped away from music. She had just finished touring on 2007's exquisite "Translated From Love" and felt the angst of being a travelling musician with family at home. At that point, Willis and her husband, musician/producer Bruce Robison,... »»»
Chip Kinman celebrates brother, career on "Sounds Like Music" For a brief moment last summer, the news of Tony Kinman's death was, if not greatly exaggerated, then at least fortuitously premature. The roots rock icon, known for his work in The Dils, Rank and File, Blackbird and Cowboy Nation with his younger brother Chip, had been diagnosed with cancer in March 2018,... »»»
Shiflett learns "Hard Lessons" Until recently, Chris Shiflett took a somewhat obsessive/compulsive approach to his music career. For the past two decades, Shiflett has been the primary guitar foil for Dave Grohl in Foo Fighters; early in his tenure, Shiflett was so self-deprecatingly... »»»
Onward CD review - Onward
Veteran Texas artist Stoney Larue has been through a lot in 20 years of touring and recording and puts that experience to good use on his first release since 2015's "Just Us." "Onward" enlists veteran Nashville producer and songwriter Gary Nicholson  »»»
Redemption 10: Live at Blue Rock CD review - Redemption 10: Live at Blue Rock
Houston-based singer-songwriter and former lawyer Libby Koch celebrates the 10th anniversary of her first album, "Redemption," by releasing a full band, live audience setting for what was originally a solo acoustic album.  »»»
Live From the Ryman CD review - Live From the Ryman
The very best way - the only way, really - to see Old Crow Medicine Show is live. Like its namesake, the medicine shows of old that were part preaching, part snake oil sales pitches, part old time music and pure entertainment, »»»
Fire & Brimstone CD review - Fire & Brimstone
It would be easy (and lazy journalism) to write about how much Brantley Gilbert's music is un-country. You need only isolate the drum parts for most of these latest songs to confirm this is primarily a rock recording  »»»
Sunshine is Free CD review - Sunshine is Free
Monica Rizzio's second album, "Sunshine Is Free," emblematic of its title, ushers in bright country music, with roots touches but generally gliding in melodic, uplifting country territory. Put this in your player when you need a smile or two. »»»
Seems Like Tears Ago CD review - Seems Like Tears Ago
If the first few strains of Jason James' "Seems Like Tears Ago" remind you of George Jones, then that's exactly what Jason James intended as he channels the traditional country greats on these 10 original tunes. They are the kind of three-minute »»»