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Brown, "Meant to Be" top charts

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 – Long running chart topper, "Meant to Be" by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line yet again is first on the Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending June 9. Kane Brown's self-titled debuted was first.

On the songs chart, Brown remains second with "Heaven" and Luke Combs third with "One Number Away." Dan + Shay are fourth with "Tequila." Jason Aldean rounded out the top five with "You Make It Look Easy."

Dierks Bentley was up three to eighth with "Woman, Amen." David Lee Murphy and Kenny Chesney are ninth with "Everything's Gonna Be Alright," up 3.

Jake Owen stood at 13 with "I Was Jack (You Were Diane)," up 4. So was Chris Lane's "Take Back Home Girl" with Tori Kelly and Keith Urban's "Coming Home," featuring Julia Michaels. Aldean's "Drowns the Whiskey" with Miranda Lambert, climbed 5 to 24. Old Dominion was 30th with "Hotel Key," up 4.

Luke Bryan jumped 14 to 34 with "Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset." Jimmie Allen climbed 4 to 38 with "Best Shot." Eli Young Band debuted at 43 with "Love Ain't." Florida Georgia Line's new single, "Simple," debuted at 46. Bentley's "Burning Man" with Brothers Osborne, debuted at 49. Midland entered at 49 with "Burn Out."

On the albums chart, Aldean fell to second with "Rearview Town." Combs held third with "This One's For You" with Thomas Rhett's "Life Changes" right behind. Chris Stapleton was fifth with "Traveller." Zac Brown Band was 10th, up 3, with "Greatest Hits So Far..."

Morgan Wallen's "If I Know Me" was up 3 to 18. FGL was at 19 with "Here's to the Good Times," up 4. Bryan was 21st with "Crash My Party," up 3. Dustin Lynch's "Current Mood" stood at 23, up 4. Darius Rucker jumped from 45 to 26 with "When Was the Last Time." "Icon 2: George Strait" moved up 8 to 267. Tim McGraw was 28th with "Number One Hits," up 8.Bryan was at 36 with "Kill the Lights," up 3.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Steve Martin And the Steep Canyon Rangers were first with "The Long-Awaited Album." Old Crow Medicine Show was second with "Volunteer." Trampled by Turtles fell from first to third with "Life Is Good on the Open Road." The Del McCoury Band debuted in fourth with "Del McCoury Sings Bluegrass." The Travelin' McCourys debuted in fifth with their self-titled debut.

Stapleton topped the Americana/Folk Albums chart with "Traveller." He also was second with "From a Room: Volume 1" and fifth with "From a Room: Volume 2." Leon Bridges was third with "Good Thing" and Kacey Musgraves fourth with "Golden Hour."

On the top 200, Brown was 23rd, Aldean 27th, Combs 39th, Rhett 45th and Stapleton's "Traveller" 52nd.

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There's not a lot of room for argument to say that men singing country music today are different than the stars on the old Porter Wagoner show. Many have ditched the cowboy hat. They're hip-hop fans, video game junkies and spent most of their teenage money on tattoos. Kane Brown checks all these boxes and more. He's biracial, for example, subverting a country culture that seemed a little too exclusive for this century. And he built his following via the internet, not in clubs (a »»»
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First look at the cover for Kane Brown's full-length debut album, and you may experience a "Homeboy" moment. The young man appears like the tattooed model for Eric Church's song of the same name. Although Brown is categorized as bro-country in some quarters, the actual music he makes is much better than you might expect. This is one case where you shouldn't judge the book by its cover. Although the album includes a lustful song like "Pull It Off," which is a »»»
Chapter 1 CD review - Chapter 1
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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 Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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