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"Meant to Be," Combs lead charts

Thursday, September 13, 2018 – 41 weeks and counting for "Meant to Be," the song by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, at number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Sept. 15. Luke Combs spent his 13th week at number 1 on the Top Country Albums chart with "This One's For You."

Dan + Shay were second on the songs chart with "Tequila," Florida Georgia Line third with "Simple," Luke Bryan fourth with "Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset" and Kane Brown fifth with "Heaven."

Dan + Shay were also 20th with "Speechless," up 3. Carrie Underwood debuted at 30 with "Love Wins." Dustin Lynch moved u 5 to 31 with "Good Girl." Chase Rice went from 47 to 43 with "Eyes on You." Lee Brice debuted at 44 with "Rumor."

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

Dierks Bentley jumped from 21 to 6 with "The Mountain." Keith Urban climbed 10 spots to 16 with "Graffiti U." Johnny Cash's "The Greatest: The Number Ones" went from 34 to 31. "The Best of John Denver Live" was up 5 to 35. Hank Williams Jr.'s "35 Biggest Hits" was at 44, up 3.

We Banjo 3 debuted in first on the Bluegrass Albums chart with "Haven." Sister Sadie II" from Sister Sadie entered in second. The Devil Makes Three were third with "Chains Are Broken." Steve 'N' Seagulls was fourth in his first week with "Grainsville" and Alison Krauss was fifth with "Windy City."

On the Americana/Folk Albums chart, Stapleton was first with "Traveller." Amos Lee debuted in second with "My New Moon." Stapleton also was third with "From A Room: Volume 1." Soul singer Leon Bridges was fourth with "Good Thing" and Hozier fifth with his self-titled debut.

On the overall Billboard 200, Combs was 14th, Aldean 31st, Dan + Shay 36th, Brown 37th and Stapleton 41st.

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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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