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Zac Brown goes to number one with Highway 20 Ride

Thursday, April 8, 2010 – Zac Brown Band once again has hit the top of the chart as Highway 20 Ride was first on the country songs chart for the week ending April 17, taking over for Carrie Underwood's Temporary Home, which fell to fourth. On the album chart, Lady Antebellum remained first with "Need You Now."

Lady A was up two to second on the song chart with American Honey, one ahead of Easton Corbin's A Little More Country Than That. Keith Urban stayed fifth with 'Til Summer Comes Around. The only new song in the top 10 was Steel Magnolia's Keep On Lovin' You, up 2 to 10.

George Strait was at 12, up 3, with I Gotta Get to You. The biggest mover by far was Brad Paisley's Water at 35, up 8.

Alan Jackson debuted in second with "Freight Train," which sold 72,000 units. Taylor Swift stayed third with "Fearless," while Zac Brown Band's "The Foundation" was down two to fourth. Underwood was up a notch to fifth with "Play On."

Gretchen Wilson debuted in sixth with "I Got Your Country Right Here," out on her own label. Miranda Lambert was up 3 to 11 with "Revolution." Kenny Chesney moved up 2 to 22 with "Greatest Hits II." Martina McBride made it back into the top 40 with "Shine at 40, up 3.

ON the overall top 200, Lady A was 5th, Jackson 7th, Swift 16, Zac Brown Band 19 and Underwood 27.

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Fans looking for the Zac Brown Band of 2005 won't find it in "Jekyll + Hyde" - there's nothing but an aftertaste of the Georgia group's chicken-fried origins. That might be why the album's name is so appropriate. Fans have gotten to know the country-folk band, but a deviant creeps in on all 16 tracks of its fourth album. And, like the classic story, Hyde stands out as more interesting. It hits hard, too. The opener, "Beautiful Drug," has an electric-pop »»»
Uncaged CD review - Uncaged
Zac Brown Band's "Uncaged" album opens with Jump Right In, which finds singer/bandleader Brown admonishing, "Let the music pull you in," which might just be Brown's motto. He's all about forgetting the cares of the day and giving in wholeheartedly to the magnetic attraction of good music. Although Brown writes, sings and plays well throughout, there are nevertheless few truly standout tracks or unexpected surprises on "Uncaged." With that said, »»»
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: For Brooks and fans, a most unusual change of pace – To say that this was a change of pace for Garth Brooks - not to mention his fans - would be an understatement of the highest degree. Brooks all but begged during the show to be playing next door at Gillette Stadium where the New England Patriots play. But, alas, Brooks exuded joy and excitement at the chance to play before about 500 people at a club,... »»»
Concert Review: LBT proves more than capable – If you have seen Little Big Town in the last decade, it could have been anywhere from a B stage at a Rib Fest to a 20,000-seat amphitheater as the opener for some of country's top acts. Their current "Nightfall" tour rightfully proves they are more than capable and well deserved being billed as a top headlining act.... »»»
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