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Brooks & Dunn debut in first

Thursday, September 17, 2009 – Brooks & Dunn debuted in first on the Billboard country album chart for the week ending Sept. 26 with "#1s And Then Some," a greatest hits package with a few new songs. B&D took over for Taylor Swift's "Fearless," which slipped to second. Jason Aldean tops the Billboard country songs chart again with Big Green Tractor.

Zac Brown Band was third on the album chart with "The Foundation." "Hannah Montana: The Movie" was fourth and George Strait's "Twang" at fifth.

Rascal Flatts' "Greatest Hits Volume 1" was a big mover at 27, up 7. Zac Brown Band had the distinction of having "The Foundation" on the charts a second time with an expanded version debuting at 30.

George Strait stayed second on the song chart with Living For the Night. Newcomer Justin Moore was third again with Small Town USA and Toby Keith fourth again with American Ride. Keith Urban was up two to fifth with Only You Can Love Me This Way.

Brad Paisley broke into the top 10 with Welcome to the Future at 10, up 1.

Tim McGraw's new single It's a Business Doing Pleasure With You, dropped from 14 to 16. The biggest mover was Cowboy Casanova, Carrie Underwood's new single, which was up 8 to 18.

Lady Antebellum may have another hit on its hands as Need You Now was at 22, up 3. Taylor Swift was another big mover with Fifteen at 25, up 6.

On the overall top 200, B&D was 5th, Swift 10th , Zac Brown Band 12th, Hannah Montana 14th and Strait 18th.


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CD review - Reboot Brooks and Dunn return with the duo's first studio album in a dozen years. Sort of. That's because they revisit a dozen of their hits (leaving a bunch behind) with contemporary country singers. "Reboot" is a cross between a tribute album and a redo, and overwhelmingly, the idea works. The general idea is that the guest artist will trade lines with Brooks or Dunn. One could surmise that Brooks & Dunn did this kind of album to introduce these chestnuts in an attempt to ...
CD review - #1s ... and then some Brooks & Dunn are the most popular duo in country history racking up lots of hits and awards, but they amicably called it a career with plans to go their separate ways after a farewell 2010 tour. This two-CD set contains 30 songs, but aside from 2 new songs, there's not much reason to buy this set. The quality certainly is there as 20 of the songs reached the top of the chart. The new songs - both were released as singles - were Honky Tonk Stomp, featuring ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, and Indian Summer. ...
CD review - Cowboy Town If your idea of a cowboy is Cowboy Troy and the guys from Big & Rich, then sure, this new Brooks & Dunn album is named appropriately. For it's the city-bred hat crowd that the majority of these songs are aimed at or at least the women that married them. Their last couple of albums saw them gain some critical acclaim with songs like the stirring "Believe," but there's nothing that immediately memorable here. Instead, we get the fuzzy current events theology of, "God ...


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