Sign up for newsletter
 

Combs, Dan + Shay top charts

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 – Dan + Shay stayed first on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with "Speechless" for the week ending Dec. 15. Luke Combs topped the Top Country Albums chart with "This One's For You" for the 20th week.

On the albums chart, Elvis Presley's "It's Christmas Time" was second, Gene Autry's "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and Other Christmas Classics" third, up three. Kane Brown was fourth with "Experiment" and Burl Ives fifth with "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

Brenda Lee went from 11 to 8 with "The Best Of Brenda Lee: 20th Century Masters The Christmas Collection." Brett Eldredge's "Glow" jumped from 17 to 11. The soundtrack to "Dumplin'," featuring Dolly Parton's songs debuted at 16. Wheeler Walker Jr.'s "WW III" entered at 20. Lady Antebellum was up 4 to 21 with "On This Winter's Night."

Granger Smith's "They Were There" A Hero's Documentary" debuted at 23. Chris Stapleton was at 25, up 5, with "From a Room: Volume 2." Alan Jackson jumped from 35 to 28 with "Let It Be Christmas." Presley's "The Classic Christmas Album" went from 32 to 29. "Once Upon a Christmas" from Kenny Rogers and Parton was up 10 to 34. Presley debuted at 38 with "Elvis: '68 Comeback Special: 50th Anniversary Edition."

On the songs chart, Combs was second with "She Got the Best of Me" and Dan + Shay third with "Tequila." Kane Brown was fourth with "Lose It." "Meant to Be" from Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line was fifth.

Combs also was 16th with "Beautiful Crazy," up 3. Old Dominion climbed 4 to 23 with "Make It Sweet." Brett Young was at 24, up 5, with "Here Tonight." Carrie Underwood was 1 back at 25 with "Love Wins," up 3. Lee Brice moved up 4 to 30 with "Rumor." Chase Rice was 38th with "Eyes on You," up 4. Brett Eldredge's "Love Someone" was up 3 to 41.

Kirk Jay of The Voice competition debuted at 44 with "Tomorrow." Garth Brooks' "Stronger Than Me" debuted at 48.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Daily & Vincent were first for the eighth week with "The Sounds of Christmas." The Gibson Brothers' "Mockingbird" was second, Tommy Emmanuel CGP's "Accomplice One" third, Steve Martin And the Steep Canyon Rangers' "The Long-Awaited Album" fourth and The Devil Makes Three's "Chains Are Broken" fifth.

Mumford & Sons led the Americana/Folk Albums chart with "Delta" for the third week. Behind them were Chris Stapleton's "Traveller" in second, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco third with "Warm" in its debut week, Dolly Parton and the "Dumplin " soundtrack fourth and Stapleton's "From a Room : Volume 1" fifth.

On the Billboard Top 200, Combs was at 28, Presley's "It's Christmas Time" 45th, Autry 49th, Brown 51st and Ives 53rd.

More news for Dan + Shay

CD reviews for Dan + Shay

Dan + Shay CD review - Dan + Shay
The track list on Dan +Shay's self-titled third album has a song crediting Kelly Clarkson as a featured vocalist. Upon a full listen, you will think they forgot about a few others. The disc features the duo's contemporary sound that mirrors many artists in the genre. The lead-off track, "Alone Together," evokes Rascal Flatts' Gary LeVox and is half of the only seven minutes on the tidy 35-minute collection that represent anything near up-tempo. The duo puts the ballads on »»»
Obssessed CD review - Obssessed
Dan Myers and James Shay Mooney came from different parts of the country (Allegheny County, Pa. and Arkansas, respectively) and met in Nashville where each was tracking the well-worn path to country music success. They began writing songs together a little over three years ago, already have a hit album ("Where It All Began") and now have another tiger by the tail. Dan + Shay know a hook, can write songs and have identified a sweet spot in the formula of country music success. »»»
Where It All Began CD review - Where It All Began
Dan + Shay debut with a likable disc, if your bent is the Rascal Flatts world of country. In fact, Dan Smyers of Pittsburgh and Shay Mooney of Arkansas come mighty close to mimicking the longstanding country stars with the biggest difference that they're a duo and Rascal Flatts is a trio. Perhaps the similarities ought come as no surprise because the duo started writing the day after they met in Nashville in December 2012. Guess who placed their first song on hold? Rascal Flatts. »»»
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... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time  Subscribe to Country News Digest  Follow Country Standard Time on twitter  Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook 

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Lewis (and her daughters) make beautiful music (occasionally) and carry on the legacy Linda Gail Lewis has several interesting bullet points on her lengthy resume. She released her first singles in 1963 at age 16, and her first solo album, "The Two Sides of Linda Gail Lewis," in 1969 when she was just 22; her follow up album wouldn't appear until 1990.... »»»
Hancock shows he's still "Man of the Road" Wayne Hancock exhibits his well-defined self-deprecation while describing the nature of his vinyl/digital only release, "Man of the Road." "Yeah, greatest hits," he says with a raspy chortle, the sound that every smoke-filled, whiskey-soaked roadhouse he's ever loaded into would... »»»
With "Headlights," Della Mae turns it up Ten years on, Della Mae has covered a lot of ground in the world of bluegrass, and the band is meeting the challenges of building a sustaining, long-term career with its latest release "Headlights."... »»»
Never Will CD review - Never Will
One of Ashley McBryde's breakthrough hits was the autobiographical "Girl Goin' Nowhere," about people who had cruelly cast doubts upon her music career aspirations. Now, in an act akin to paying it forward, McBryde opens »»»
2020 CD review - 2020
Eliza Gilkyson hasn't ascended to the upper ranks of todays's foremost singer/songwriters purely on happenstance alone. Her albums affirm a belief in music as an essential salve, especially in times of dire distress and turmoil.  »»»
A Long Way Back: The Songs of Glimmer CD review - A Long Way Back: The Songs of Glimmer
It's not uncommon for artists to tour and play complete records during album anniversary years, but Kim Richey has taken the extra (and much appreciated) step of rerecording "Glimmer," and giving it the title,  »»»
Lady Like CD review - Lady Like
When it comes to the love department, life seemingly has not very kind at all to Ingrid Andress. That's more than apparent for Andress on her eight-song EP debut. She sure thinks a lot about love and its associated problems, »»»
To Live In Two Worlds Volume 1 CD review - To Live In Two Worlds Volume 1
Fans of Eric Brace and Peter Cooper are certainly familiar with the guitarist and singer-songwriter, Thomm Jutz, who has become the third member of that trio over the past few recordings. Jutz is increasingly »»»
Blindsided CD review - Blindsided
It's appropriate that singer/songwriter Mark Erelli takes a different tack with the aptly named "Blindsided," an album exploreing the inner sanctums of the soul and the conflicts that inevitably shake one's perceptions »»»