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Paisley registers chart double

Thursday, June 2, 2011 – Brad Paisley scored a chart double having the number one album ("This is Country Music") and song (Old Alabama featuring Alabama) for the week ending June 11.

On the song chart, Keith Urban crept up two to second with Without You. Rascal Flatts was down one to third with I Won't Let Go. Mean by Taylor Swift climbed one spot to fourth. Blake Shelton continued his quick rise with Honey Bee. The song was at five up three.

Justin Moore stood at 11 with If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away. Jason Aldean was at 11, up 3, with Dirt Road Anthem. Martina McBride and Eric Church both were up 3, to 17 and 18 respectively with Teenage Daughters and Homeboy. Kenny Chesney tied for the big mover with You And Tequila featuring Grace Potter because the song jumped from 27 to 21. Eli Young Band's Crazy Girl moved up 3 to 25. Brad Paisley's duet with Carrie Underwood, jumped from 36 to 30.

On the album chart, Aldean's "My Kinda Party" was second, American Idol winner Scotty McCreery debuting in third with "American Idol Season 10: Scotty McCreery," Zac Brown Band fourth with " You Get What You Give" and Rascal Flatts fifth with "Nothing Like This."

"American Idol Season 10: Lauren Alaina" debuted in ninth. "Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton" was up 5 to 12. Tim McGraw's "Number One Huts" jumped 8 to 14. "Zac Brown Band's "The Foundation" moved from 19 to 15. "Icon: Josh Turner" was up 5 to 22. "Icon: Billy Currington" skyrocketed from 38 to 25. Paisley was at 27, up 3, with "Hits Alive."

Frankie Ballard's self-titled EP debuted at 33. John Rich moved to 40, up 3, with his "For the Kids" EP.

On the overall top 200, Paisley was 2nd, Aldean 9th, McCreery 12th, Zac Brown Band 24th and Rascal Flatts 25th.

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Wheelhouse CD review - Wheelhouse
Brad Paisley isn't content to keep doing the same old. In fact, this is probably the least traditional country outing in his career. Yet, a few things remain intact - great guitar playing and singing and a sense of humor without being too kitschy. In fact, Paisley manages to combine the ultra serious with his typical sense of humor. The seriousness is never more apparent from Paisley than on the controversial Accidental Racist with LL Cool J, who helped write and perform it. »»»
Hits Alive CD review - Hits Alive
Brad Paisley's new live hits CD is a bit of a tease. That's because it only goes half way in replicating the true live Paisley experience. Watching the accompanying concert videos at a Paisley show, whether the venue screen is showing Andy Griffith during Waitin' on a Woman or the montage of recently-deceased celebrities that accompanies When I Get Where I'm Going, reveal how Paisley simply must be seen to be fully enjoyed. Nevertheless, Paisley in concert and captured on »»»
American Saturday Night CD review - American Saturday Night
Brad Paisley has grown up on his eighth album. Yes, the West Virginian maintains a sense of humor, but apparently aging has left its mark on a maturing singer who has never forsaken his country roots. That is ever so apparent in songs like Anything Like Me and Oh Yeah, You're Gone. The former finds Paisley looking at the passage of time through his son's life in a tender, but not sappy look. On the latter, he's a five-year-old boy who doesn't get what he wants, which his grandfather notices. »»»
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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