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Pistol Annies debut at the top

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 – Pistol Annies were first on the Billboard country albums chart for the week ending Nov. 17 with "Interstate Gospel," the trio's first disc in five years. Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line now have spent 50 weeks at number 1 with "Meant to Be."

On the songs chart, Luke Combs was second with "She Got the Best of Me," Dan + Shay third with "Tequila" and fourth with "Speechless." Jimmie Allen was fifth with "Best Shot."

Jason Aldean was up 3 to 19 with "Girl Like You." Jordan Davis' "Take It From Me" jumped from 25 to 20. Scotty McCreery was at 21 with "This is It," up 6. Jake Owen was at 23 with "Down to the Honkytonk," up 3. Luke Bryan was at 29 with "What Makes You Country," up 6. Morgan Wallen's "Whiskey Glasses" moved up 6 to 34. Chris Lane jumped 10 to 35 with "I Don't Know About You." "Love Ain't" from Eli Young Band was up 3 to 40. Chase Rice was up 5 to 42 with "Eyes On You." Pistol Annies debuted at 48 with "Got My Name Changed Back."

On the albums chart Combs was second with "This One's For You," Dan + Shay third with their self-titled disc, Chris Stapleton fourth with "Traveller" and Kane Brown fifth with his self-titled disc.

Cole Swindell jumped from 23 to 12 with "All of It." Dierks Bentley's "The Mountain" skyrocketed from 40 to 13. Rosanne Cash debuted at 16 with "She Remembers Everything." Adam Calhoun debuted at 21 with "The Throne." Keith Urban's "Graffiti U' was at 40, up 7.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Dailey & Vincent were first for the fourth week with "The Sounds of Christmas." The Devil Makes Three were second with "Chains Are Broken." Rhonda Vincent & The Rage with Jesse McReynolds, Mac Wiseman, Bobby Osborne and Sonny Osborne were second with "Live at the Ryman." "Hot Rize: 40th Anniversary Bash" were fourth with Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers fifth with "The Long-Awaited Album."

The Annies were also first on the Americana/Folk Albums chart. Bob Dylan debuted in second with" More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 14." Stapleton was third with "Traveller" and fourth with "From A Room: Volume 1." Cash debuted in fifth with "She Remembers Everything."

On the overall top 200, Pistol Annies debuted at 15. Combs was 27th, Dan + Shay were 46th, Stapleton's "Traveller" 52nd and Brown 62nd.

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Annie Up CD review - Annie Up
For those who thought "Hell on Heels" was a one-off side project for Miranda Lambert (along with sidekicks Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe), think again. The Annies, aka "Lonestar Annie" (Lambert), "Hippie Annie" (Monroe), and "Holler Annie" (Presley), are no novelty act. Instead, they tackle material that you just are unlikely to hear on mainstream country radio both in subject matter and sonics. Like the debut, this one also makes it quite clear that »»»
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One might think that given the presence of Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies are some sort of unworthy side, vanity project for Lambert in between discs. They also would be most wrong because this is not just Lambert and a few sidekicks. Nope. This is a full-fledged, hardcore country trio album (Ashley Monroe and Angeleena Presley are Lambert's partners in crime) and an excellent one at that. The disc takes no prisoners to say the least, making that clear from the get go »»»
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: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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