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Dan + Shay, Combs top Billboard

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 – Dan + Shay were first on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with "Tequila" for the week ending Feb. 16. Luke Combs spent its 26th week at number one with "This One's For You."

On the albums chart, Dan + Shay were second with their self-titled disc. Chris Stapleton stayed third with "Traveller" as did Kane Brown in fourth with "Experiment." Jason Aldean's "Rearview town" was fifth, up three.

Mandolin Orange debuted at 13 with "Tides of a Teardrop." Scotty McCreery moved up 5 to 20 with "Seasons Change." Dierks Bentley was at 23 with "The Mountain," up 3. Kelsea Ballerini was 26th with "Unapologetically," up 4. Florida Georgia Line's self-titled EP was at 27, up 5. Cassadee Pope debuted at 39 with "Stages." Maren Morris was 41st with "Hero," up 4.

On the songs chart, Combs was second with "Beautiful Crazy," Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line third with "Meant To Be," McCreery fourth with "This is It" and Dan + Shay fifth with "Speechless."

Ballerini was at 18 with "Miss Me More," up 3. Chase Rice was 24th, up 3, with "Eyes on You."\ Brown's "Good As You" was up 3 to 26. Florida Georgia Line debuted at 29 with "Women," featuring Jason Derulo. George Strait debuted at 36 with "God And Country Music." Eric Church's "Some of It" was at 40, up 3. Tim McGraw debuted at 46 with "Thought About You." HARDY's "Rednecker" debuted at 49.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Mandolin Orange was first with "Tides of a Teardrop." Greensky Bluegrass was second with "All For Money," Balsam Range third with "Aeonic," The Lonely Heartstring Band fourth, debuting with "Smoke & Ashes," and Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn fifth with "Echo in the Valley."

Stapleton was first on the Americana/Folk Albums chart with "Traveller." Mandolin Orange was second with Stapleton third with "From A Room: Volume 1." Kacey Musgraves was fourth with "Golden Hour" and Mumford & Sons fifth with "Delta."

On the top 200 chart, Combs was 14th, Dan + Shay 37th, Stapleton 55th with "Traveller," Brown 64th and Aldean 81st.

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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: 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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