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Thursday, October 23, 2008 – Kenny Chesney's "Lucky Old Sun" is the best selling CD in the country on the Billboard charts for the week ending Nov. 1. Chesney's latest sold 176,000 units. This is Chesney's chart topper on the overall charts and eighth on country. But this is Chesney's lowest sales debut for a studio album since 1999's "Everywhere We Go" sold 30,000 to come in at 51. With his next 5 studio albums between 2002 and 2007, four started with sales exceeding 300,000. The smallest selling disc was 2002's "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems" at- 235,000.

Toby Keith took over the top of the country song chart with She Never Cried in Front of Me, with Chesney's former number one with The Wailers Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven slipping to second.

On the country album chart, Chesney displaced Tim McGraw's "Greatest Hits 3," which fell to fourth. Billy Currington debuted in second with "Little Bit of Everything." Sugarland dropped one spot to third with "Love on the Inside." Darius Rucker was fifth, down two, with "Learn to Live."

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' "Raising Sand" had another big week, up 12 to 9, even though the CD has been out for 52 weeks. The disc benefited from a TV appearance by the duo. Little Big Town reentered the charts with "A Place to Land," which was reissued by its new label Capitol Nashville.

Elvis Presley's "Christmas Duets," songs featuring his recording paired with a new recording from the likes of Carrie Underwood and Sara Evans, debuted in 13th.

Underwood stayed third on the song chart with Just a Dream. Taylor Swift jumped from seventh to fourth with Love Story. Rucker was down one to fifth with Don't Think I Don't Think About It. Newcomers Zac Brown Band jumped four spots to seventh with Chicken Fried. Currington was up 3 places to 19 with Don't The biggest mover was Alan Jackson whose Country Boy jumped 8 spots to 20th. Dierks Bentley's new single Feel That Firewas up 4 to 25.

On the overall top 200 chart, Currington was 13th, Sugarland 18th, McGraw 25th and Rucker 28th.

While not listed on the Billboard country charts, Lucinda Williams debuted in 9th with "Little Honey."

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Here and Now CD review - Here and Now
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Songs for the Saints CD review - Songs for the Saints
Kenny Chesney's "Song for the Saints" is a step in the right direction for the popular country star. Inspired by the Hurricane Irma disaster, which hit Chesney personally as it destroyed a house he owned in the U.S. Virgin Islands, these songs are more serious and heartfelt than typical Chesney music. Best of all is "Love for Love City," a reggae duet with Ziggy Marley incorporating steel drums into an inviting island mix. It's followed by a cover of Lord »»»
Live in No Shoes Nation: 10 Years of Concerts CD review - Live in No Shoes Nation: 10 Years of Concerts
Kenny Chesney's "Live in No Shoes Nation" accurately recreates an experience of seeing the diminutive party animal live. Chesney has found an extremely lucrative niche as country music's Jimmy Buffett (although much of Buffett's island-y pop music appeals to many of today's non-discerning country music listeners). Also, with songs like "Pirate Flag," Chesney has even borrowed a few of Buffett's sea-related lyrical themes. This live CD could have been »»»
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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