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"Meant to Be," Combs again top Billboard

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 – 48 weeks and running for "Meant to Be" from Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line on the Hot Country Songs Billboard chart for the week ending Nov. 3. Luke Combs led the Top Country Albums chart with "This One's For You."

On the songs chart, Combs was second with "She Got the Best of Me," Dan + Shay third with "Tequila" and fourth with "Speechless." Kane Brown was up three to fifth with "Lose It." Jimmie Allen went from 9 to 6 with "Best Shot." Mitchell Tenpenny also moved up three, to seventh, with "Drunk Me."

Jason Aldean stood at 14 with "Drowns the Whiskey," featuring Miranda Lambert, up 3. Dierks Bentley also was up 3, to 15, with "Burning Man," featuring Brothers Osborne. Brown debuted at 17 with "Good As You." Kip Moore was at 19 with "Last Shot," up 3. Stapleton's "Millionaire" was up 4 to 20. So was Dustin Lynch's "Good Girl" at 21.

Thomas Rhett jumped 8 to 25 with "Sixteen." Aldean was 26th with "Girl Like You," up 4. Brett Young was 38th with "Here Tonight," up 3. Morgan Wallen jumped 6 to 41 with "Whiskey Glasses." Keith Urban was at 45 with "Never Comin Down," up 3.

On the albums chart, Aldean was second with "Rearview Town," Jason Isbell And the 400 Unit third with "Live From the Ryman," Eric Church fourth with "Desperate Man" and Dan + Shay fifth with their self-titled disc. Florida Georgia Line was up 4 to 16 with "Dig Your Roots." Tim McGraw's "Number One Hits" was up 3 to 19. Taylor Swift jumped 7 to 20 with "Red." Stapleton also was 21st with "From A Room: Volume 2," up 4. Morgan Wallen was at 24 with "If I Know Me,' up 6. George Strait's "50 Number Ones" moved up 4 to 25. So did Elvis Presley's "Elvis: 30 #1 Hits," at 28.

Maren Morris' was 30th with "Hero," up 4. Keith Urban's "Ripcord" was up 3 to 34. Mitchell Tenpenny's self-titled EP jumped from 43 to 36. Luke Bryan stood at 45 with "Kill the Lights," up 4.

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit were first on the Americana/Folk Albums chart. Stapleton was second with "Traveller," Elle King debuted in third with "Shake the Spirit," Stapleton fourth with "From A Room: Volume 1" and Hozier fifth with his self-titled debut.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Dailey & Vincent were first with "The Sounds of Christmas." Rhonda Vincent & The Rage were second with "Live at the Ryman," Punch Brothers third with "All Ashore," Molly Tuttle fourth with "Rise" and Trampled by Turtles fifth with "Life is Good on the Open Road."

On the overall top 200, Combs was 24th, Aldean 27th, Isbell 38th, Church 41st and Dan + Shay 41st.

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Dig Your Roots CD review - Dig Your Roots
From the ribbits and Dobro on "Smooth," the lead-off song, one might think that Florida Georgia Line is eschewing its rap rock meets country past for something completely different. While at times that is true - "Smooth" has a swampy beat - Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard haven't veered so far from what brought them to the dance. That is evident with the title track where the thwack of drum programming from long-time producer Joey Moi meets the soulful, somewhat shiny vocals. »»»
Anything Goes CD review - Anything Goes
The title of Florida Georgia Line's second full length is accurate. For the duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelly, that means girls, girls and more girls plus an ultra dose of partying. That is evident from the refrain of the title track, which, of course, focuses on Friday night activities. "I brought the songs and you brought the party/ Only one way to do it up right/Everybody goes where eveybody knows/That anything goes on a Friday Night/Get your party right/It's a Friday night. »»»
Here's to the Good Times This is How We Roll CD review - Here's to the Good Times This is How We Roll
Perhaps a few fans didn't get enough of Florida Georgia Line's "Here's to the Good Times," which came out in December 2012. That release contained all five songs of the duo's second EP "It'z Just What We Do" from May 2012. Not to mention the super uber mega-hit Cruise and fellow number ones Get Your Shine On, Round Here and Stay. With "This is How We Roll," Tyler Hubbard (he's the one with the longer hair) and Brian Kelly follow the »»»
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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