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Dan + Shay, Combs lead Billboard

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 – Dan + Shay returned to the top spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Feb. 9 with "Tequila." On the Albums chart, Luke Combs regained the top spot with "This One's For You."

On the songs chart, Dan + Shay also were second with "Speechless." Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line held third with "Meant to Be," one ahead of Combs' "Beautiful Crazy."

Jordan Davis was 11th with "Take It From Me," up 3. Carrie Underwood also climbed 3 spots - to 15 - with Love Wins." So too did Midland with "Burn Out" at 17 and Brett Young's "Here Tonight" at 18. Jon Pardi moved up 4 to 19 with "Night Shift." Lee Brice was 22nd with "Rumor," up 4. Rodney Atkins was at 32 with "Caught Up in the Country," up 4, at 32. The song also features the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell were 37th with "What Happens in a Small Town," up 3. Carly Pearce jumped 11 to 39 with "Closer to You." Maddie & Tae placed 40th with "Friends Don't," up 5. So was Teddy Robb's "Really Shouldn't Drink Around You." Eric Church debuted at 43 with "Some of It." Rascal Flatts hit 44th with "Back to Life," up 5.

On the albums chart, Dan + Shay were second with their self-titled disc. Chris Stapleton was third with "Traveller," Kane Brown fourth with "Experiment" and Cody Johnson fell from first to fifth with "Ain't Nothin' To It."

Pardi's "California Sunrise" was at 11, up 3. Stapleton's "From A Room: Volume 2" was up 5 to 20th. Jordan Davis was at 35 with "Home State," up 3. Midland was 47th with "On the Rocks," up 3.

Greensky Bluegrass led the Bluegrass Albums chart with "All For Money." Sally Berry was second with "God Is In Control." Frank Solivan & Dirty Union debuted in third with "If You Can't Stand the Heat." Balsam Range's "Aeonic" was fourth and Tommy Emmanuel CGP's "Accomplice One" fifth.

On the Americana/Folk Albums chart, Chris Stapleton was first with "Traveller." Michael Franti & Spearhead debuted in second with "Stay Human, Vol. II." "Delta" from Mumford & Sons was third. Stapleton also came in fourth with "From A Room: Volume 1." Kacey Musgraves was fifth with "Golden Hour."

On the top 200, Combs was 20th, Dan + Shay 36th with their self-titled release; Stapleton 53rd with "Traveller," Brown 66th and Johnson 68th.

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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... »»»
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