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Dan + Shay, Johnson lead Billboard charts

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 – Dan + Shay are at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Feb. 2 with "Tequila," which has been on the chart for 54 weeks. Veteran Texas singer Cody Johnson debuted in first with "Ain't Nothin' To It," his first major label release.

On the albums chart, Luke 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 "Experiment."

Blake Shelton moved up 9 to 17 with "Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits." Scotty McCreery jumped from 44 to 22 with "Seasons Change." Stapleton's "From A Room: Volume 2" moved up 11 to 25. Dierks Bentley also moved up 11, to 27 with "The Mountain." Florida Georgia Line's "Here's to the Good Times" went from 34 to 30. Luke Bryan was up 6 to 37 with "Crash My Party." Brooks & Dunn's "The Greatest Hits Collection" was at 42, up 3. Rascal Flatts' "Greatest Hits Volume 1" was at 44, up 5.

On the songs chart, Dan + Shay were also second with last week's number one, "Speechless." Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line were third with "Meant to Be." Combs was fourth with "Beautiful Crazy" and Bentley fifth with "Burning Man." The song featuring Brothers Osborne climbed four spots.

Scotty McCreery was eighth with "This Is It," up three. So was Bryan at 11th with "What Makes You Country?" Johnson also has his first top 20 song with "On My Way To You," up 6 to 16. Old Dominion was 17th with "Make It Sweet," up 3.

Maren Morris' new single, "Girl," jumped 25 to 19 in its second week out. Tenille Arts debuted at 42 with "I Hate This." Johnson also entered the chart at 42 with "Ain't Nothin' To It." And 43 with "Nothin' On You." Teddy Robb debuted at 46 with "Really Shouldn't Drink Around." Old Dominion also was at 48 with "One Man" in its debut week. Carly Pearce closed out the top 50 with "Closer to You" in its first week.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Greensky Bluegrass was first with "All For Money." Sally Berry debuted in second with "God Is In Control." Trampled By Turtles held third with "Life is Good on the Open Road." Balsam Range's "Aeonic" was fourth and The Devil Makes Three fifth with "Chains Are Broken."

Stapleton topped the Americana/Folk Albums chart with "Traveller." Dodie was second with "Human" in its debut week. Mumford & Sons' "Delta" was third. Stapleton also was fourth with "From A Room: Volume 1." Hozier's self-titled debut was fifth.

On the Billboard Top 200, Johnson was 9th, Combs 22nd, Dan + Shay 37th, Stapleton's "Traveller" 59th and Brown 60th.

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Ain't Nothin' To It CD review - Ain't Nothin' To It
It's not always easy to put your finger on why a particular artist moves you emotionally. It can be due to smart, Elvis Costello-like wordplay, or Vince Gill-esque instrumental greatness. Cody Johnson's "Ain't Nothin' To It" doesn't always shine with exemplary poetic couplets, nor striking musicianship. This is not to say the lyrics and music aren't bad, either. No, it's just that Johnson's authentic country voice is ultimately what makes the first »»»
Gotta Be Me CD review - Gotta Be Me
The sixth independent release from Southeast Texas singer/songwriter Cody Johnson is hit and miss. There are some good tunes that recall the '90s era work of George Strait, but there are some weak songs and most tracks are saddled with over-production from Trent Willmon. The opening title track is one of the stronger tunes, reminiscent not only of Strait, but a touch of Hank Williams as well, with Johnson proclaiming an affinity for past country legends ("I cut my teeth on/Those »»»
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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