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Stapleton, Rexha/FGL again top Billboard

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 – Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line once again atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with "Meant to Be" for the week ending Feb. 17. Chris Stapleton was first on the Top Country Albums chart with "From a Room: Volume 2."

Thomas Rhett was second on the songs chart with "Marry Me." Old Dominion went from sixth to third with "Written in the Sand." Jason Aldean was fourth with "You Make It Easy." Scott McCreery was up three to fifth with "Five More Minutes."

Stapleton was seventh with "Broken Halos," up three. Kane Brown moved up three to eighth with "Heaven." Also up three were Walker Hayes with "You Broke Up With Me" at 9, Devin Dawson with "All On Me" at 10, Kelsea Ballerini with "Legends" at 11 and Luke Bryan with "Most People Are Good" at 12.

Brett Eldredge jumped 5 to 13 with "The Long Way." Jordan Davis' "Singles You Up" moved five spots to 14. Blake Shelton was at 17 with "I'll Name the Dogs," up 3.

High Valley stood at 18, up 5, with "She's With Me." Lee Brice's "Boy" and Granger Smith's "Happens Like That" both were up 3, to 19 and 21 respectively. Luke Combs' "One Number Away" was up 5 to 22.

Midland was 23rd with "Make a Little," up 5. Darius Rucker also was up 5 to 25 with "For the First Time." "Woman, Amen" from Dierks Bentley was at 27, up 4. Brantley Gilbert held the 28th spot with "Ones That Like Me," up 5. Michael Ray was at 31 with "Get to You" and Jon Pardi at 32 with "She Ain't In It," both up 3. Dylan Scott's "Hooked" moved from 38 to 33. Shelton jumped 14 to 34 with "I Lived It."

"Drunk Girl" from Chris Janson was up 5 to 37. Lindsay Ell's "Criminal" was up 4 to 40. Chase Rice stood at 42 with "Three Chords & the Truth," up 3. Cole Swindell inched up 3 to 46 with "Stay Downtown." Lauren Alaina's "Doin' Fine" was up 3 to 47. Brothers Osborne were at 48 with "Shoot Me Straight" in its first week; Brett Young 49th with "Mercy" and Danielle Bradbery 50th with "Sway."

On the albums chart, Stapleton was second with "Traveller." Montgomery Gentry was third with "Here's to You" in its debut week. Kane Brown was fourth with his debut. Stapleton was also fifth with "From a Room: Volume 1."

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill were at 23, up 7, with "The Rest of Your Life." Carrie Underwood's "Greatest Hits: Decade #1" was up 5 to 27. McGraw's "Number One Hits" was up 3 to 36. Miranda Lambert reached 38, up 3, with "The Weight of These Wings."

The Wood Brothers debuted at 41 with "One Drop of Truth." George Strait's "50 Number Ones" was at 42, up 5.

Stapleton dominated the Americana/Folk Albums chart with "Volume 2" in first, "Traveller" second and "Volume 1" third. The Avett Brothers were fourth with "True Sadness" and Ed Sheeran fifth with "Divide."

The Bluegrass Albums chart was led by Steep Canyon Rangers' "Out in the Open" again. Tommy Emmanuel CGP was second with "Accomplice One," The Wailin' Jennys third with "Fifteen," Alison Krauss fourth with "Windy City" and Steve Martin And the Steep Canyon Rangers fifth with "The Long-Awaited Album."

On the Top 200, Stapleton was 23rd with "Volume 2," "Traveller 28th, Montgomery Gentry 32nd, Brown 33rd and "Volume 1" 36th.

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From A Room: Volume 2 CD review - From A Room: Volume 2
There is no bigger artist in country music today, perhaps even in American music, than Chris Stapleton. His appeal reaches beyond just the commercial country fans for his gritty bluesy approach. 2015's "Traveller" set a high bar, which was met by this year's release of "From A Room: Volume 1," which won Album of the Year in the 51st CMA Awards. Stapleton also garnered the Male Vocalist of the Year for his second time. Now seven months after that release, "From »»»
Traveller CD review - Traveller
Chris Stapleton is one of those artists you've heard without ever realizing it. That's because of his acclaim as a songwriter with such hits as Luke Bryan's "Drink a Beer," Josh Turner's "Your Man," Darius Rucker's "Come Back Song" and Kenny Chesney's "Never Wanted Nothing More." He also had a successful stint as lead singer of the driving bluegrass band The SteelDrivers (Adele recorded one of their songs, which he co-wrote as »»»
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: The Head and the Heart go beyond the nah nahs – "Nah nah," "la la" and "Wee oh" populated a number of songs from The Head and the Heart. Yes, the Seattle-based band does pen a good amount of sing-along songs that were clearly designed that way. And while that style can certainly engage and energize a crowd, there was more to that from the sextet.... »»»
Concert Review: Underwood leads a night of women in country – Carrie Underwood may have been off the road for three years, during which time she had two boys and did not release an album until "Cry Pretty" 13 months ago, but the most successful American Idol contestant has lost none of her vocal luster to say the least in her Cry Pretty 360 Tour. First and foremost, Underwood remains one tremendous... »»»
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