Currington, Evans lead Billboard charts
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Currington, Evans lead Billboard charts

Thursday, March 24, 2011 – Billy Currington took over the top spot of the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending April 2 with Let Me Down Easy. He displaced Jason Aldean's Don't You Wanna Stay, his song with Kelly Clarkson, which slipped to second. On the album chart, Sara Evans stayed first with "Stronger.

Jason Aldean's "My Kinda Party" remained second. Rascal Flatts was in third with "Nothing Like This," up two while Zac Brown Band's "You Get What You Give" was in fourth, up three. Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" was down two to fifth.

Keith Urban was at 21, up 4, with "Get Closer." Easton Corbin's self-titled debut was up 3 to 23. Zac Brown Band had a second disc at the chart with "Pass The Jar: Live from the Fox Theater" up 4 to 32nd.. "Playlist: The Very Best of The Dixie Chicks' jumped from 59 to 38.

Thompson Square remained third with Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not on the song chart. Zac Brown Band's Colder Weather was up one to fourth, while Darius Rucker was at five, up one, with This.

Evans was a big mover with A Little Bit Stronger up four to ninth. Kenny Chesney stood at 11, up 3 with Live a Little. Urban also was up 3 with Without You at 15. Chris Young was a big mover with Tomorrow up 5 to 20.

Taylor Swift was a big gainer with Mean at 24, up 9. Toby Keith was at 24, up 3, with Somewhere Else. The biggest shift by far was Brad Paisley 's new single, Old Alabama, featuring Alabama. The song jumped from 44 to 26.

On the bluegrass chart, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers debuted in first with "Rare Bird Alert," with Dierks Bentley 's "Up on the Ridge" dropping to second. The Wailin' Jennys' "Bright Morning Stars" was third.

On the overall top 200, Evans was 17th, Aldean 18th, Rascal Flatts 20th, Zac Brown Band 23rd and Lady A 24th.


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CD review - Summer Forever Billy Currington is a prototypical bro country specimen with his boyish good looks, infectious charm and smooth voice. That said, he has avoided being thrust into the negative stereotypes of that group largely because his songs avoid the harder edges of the sub-genre. His lyrics generally avoid excessive partying and objectifying women. His catalog of catchy numbers and sweet ballads lends an Adult Contemporary feel to the material. His sixth studio album is a breezy 12-song collection ...
CD review - We Are Tonight Billy Currington's We Are Tonight sometimes plays out like a college frat boy soundtrack album. The song Wingman, for instance, describes how two guys pair up to score chicks, while Hey Girl is all about an objectified hot girl that doesn't even have a name - names, integrity, character and such, are simply unimportant when it's a game featuring the hunter and the hunted. (This particular hunter doesn't even need a wingman). The album's best song is called Banana Pancakes. ...
CD review - Enjoy Yourself Billy Currington treats this album's title like a manifesto. The title track, with its part-Mexican, part-tropical groove, prescribes drinking, dancing, swimming and generally having a good time. All Day Long, on the other hand, takes a page out of the Zac Brown Band book for a slightly jam band-like lovers rock tune. While Kenny Chesney can come off a little smug when singing similar sentiments, Currington is far more likeable. His easygoing style is best showcased on Bad Day of Fishin'. ...


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