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"Meant to Be," Combs top Billboard charts

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – Thirty-five weeks later, Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line's "Meant to Be" remains number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Aug. 4. Luke Combs was first on the Top Country Albums chart with "This One's For You."

On the songs chart, Dan + Ray were again second with "Tequila." Brett Young was third with his ballad, "Mercy," up three. Kenny Chesney's "Get Along"was fourth and Kane Brown's "Heaven" fifth.

Luke Combs was at 29 with "She Got the Best of Me," up 3. So was Jimmie Allen's "Best Shot," which was 30th. Chris Young was 33rd with "Hangin' On," up 3. Travis Denning's "David Ashley Parker From Powder Springs" was the biggest mover, going from 48 to 41.

On the albums chart, Jason Aldean was second with "Rearview Town," Dan + Shay with their self-titled disc, Brown fourth with his self-titled release and Chris Stapleton fifth with "Traveller."

Keith Urban jumped from 18 to 6 with "Graffiti U." Tim McGraw was at 20 with "Number One Hits," up 5. Carrie Underwood was 23rd with "Greatest Hits: Decade #1," climbing 3. Chesney was 30th with "Greatest Hits II," up 3. Maren Morris jumped 8 to 31 with "Hero." LANCO was 32nd with "Hallelujah Nights," up 5.

Taylor Swift's "Fearless" was up 6 to 36. Lori McKenna debuted at 39 with "The Tree."

On the Americana/Folk Albums chart, Stapleton was first with "Traveller." He also was second with "From a Room: Volume 1." The Lumineers were third with "Cleopatra," Kacey Musgraves fourth with "Golden Hour" and "Simon and Garfunkel's "Greatest Hits" fifth.

Punch Brothers led the Bluegrass Albums chart with "All Ashore." Bradley Walker was second with "Blessed: Hymns And Song of Faith." Jim Lauderdale & Roland White debuted in third with their self-titled disc. Old Crow Medicine Show held fourth with "Volunteer" and Trampled By Turtles fifth with "Life Is Good on the Open Road."

On the Top 200 chart, Combs was 11th, Aldean 24th, Dan + Shay 29th, Brown 34th and Stapleton's "Traveller" 37th.

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The Prequel EP CD review - The Prequel EP
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This One's For You Too CD review - This One's For You Too
Luke Combs has gotten a lot of life out of his album "This One's for You," which includes his breakthrough hit "Hurricane," as well as the popular single "When It Rains It Pours." This deluxe edition includes five new tracks, many of which are just as strong as the original 12. "Houston, We Got a Problem" includes a smart lyric highlighting specific details about that big Texas city. Even though it has all these famous landmarks, it doesn't have »»»
This One's For You CD review - This One's For You
Five years ago, when beer-drinking, truck-driving-in-the-country country songs were en vogue, Luke Combs' full-length debut would have fit right in. In 2017, when pop music rules the country market and male singers are more likely to wear a stylish jacket instead of a flannel shirt, Combs is positively refreshing. "Hurricane," the first single and first top five hit of Combs' career, sounds like a typical Jason Aldean ballad at the onset, but then builds into something more »»»
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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